August 24, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, perhaps more than any other consumer group, Hispanics are cost-conscious, mobile savvy and do not necessarily seek health care within the traditional $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare system.

August 24, 2014

Chain pharmacy is roiling the nation’s troubled healthcare system with “disruptive innovation” and bringing new, more accessible retail health-and-wellness solutions to consumers.

August 21, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration cleared South Korean company Philosys’ Gmate blood-sugar monitoring device for U.S. marketing on Aug. 15.

August 19, 2014

Walgreens gifted $350,000 to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

 

August 14, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Wednesday announced the release of its Educating Pharmacists In Quality program. 

August 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week released a draft guidance to assist sponsors and other interested parties in providing information that will help the agency determine the exclusivity period for biologics approved under Section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act, Bloomberg BNA reported.

August 8, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week announced approval for Orbactiv (oritavancin), an antibacterial drug used to treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

August 8, 2014

Several NACDS chain member companies have conducted congressional pharmacy tours in recent weeks, bringing the total number of NACDS RxImpact in-district events to 82 for 2014.

August 7, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported July sales of $148 million, representing an increase of 4%.

 

August 6, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

August 1, 2014

Cardinal Health this year named three winners of its prestigious Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition, in place of just one, during the company’s Retail Business Conference in late July.

July 30, 2014

Cardinal Health on Saturday, July 26 hosted its third annual Women in Pharmacy “Ownership Boot Camp” — a series of networking opportunities and educational seminars to encourage and help facilitate more women becoming pharmacy owners and operators.

July 26, 2014

Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, has decided to retire after 31 years with the company

 

July 25, 2014

Recognizing the important role that community pharmacy plays, McKesson has long focused on providing solutions to help pharmacists improve patient adherence and enhance patient outcomes as evidenced by programs and solutions offered through McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS). However, the growing understanding of pharmacists’ impact on adherence and its importance in today’s evolving healthcare landscape has validated pharmacy based solutions as McKesson bolsters its portfolio of tools.

July 25, 2014

They say the early bird catches the worm, and that was definitely the case as attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference arrived at some early morning continuing education courses last week that were geared toward enhancing the pharmacy as a business and improving patient outcomes.

July 25, 2014

DSN had an opportunity at McKesson ideaShare to talk to Eyad Farah, senior director of retail product development at McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, about McKesson’s digital strategy for retail pharmacy and helping pharmacies leverage mobile and digital technology to engage, support and retain patients.

July 24, 2014

Medicine Shoppe pharmacy owner Jim Cherry takes customer service to a whole new level in Somerset, Ky., and it’s his commitment to the community and innovative pharmacy solutions that this year earned him the Medicine Shoppe International Franchisee of the Year award.

July 22, 2014

Ateb, a privately held company that seeks ways to improve patient care and enhance pharmacy operations, announced that pharmacy veteran Mark Gregory, R. Ph., will join its team to assist with business development.

July 22, 2014

Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting provided franchisee members with an overview of recent investments in the franchise and McKesson’s plans to “help level the playing field” for independent pharmacies through new programs that improve patient outcomes and pharmacy efficiency, as well as more flexible and local marketing efforts.

July 22, 2014

Fresh from Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting at 2014 McKesson ideaShare, attendees eagerly gathered to take part in the Health Mart University Live sessions that addressed key topics for independent pharmacy success.

July 22, 2014

After speaking at the Health Mart Annual Meeting Tuesday morning, Tony Willoughby, Health Mart’s chief pharmacist, sat down with DSN to talk about how pharmacies can drive adherence and excel in today’s changing healthcare environment.

July 21, 2014

Even before the official start of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center was buzzing with attendees eager to take advantage of the robust lineup of continuing education courses held on Sunday and Monday.

July 14, 2014

In an effort to battle medication non-adherence, regional player Kinney Drugs has unveiled its new EZSync program to synchronize pickup dates and prescription refills.