April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 22, 2015

After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.

April 22, 2015

Ritzman Pharmacies is getting a new look in 2015 after the recent appointment of pharmaceutical industry veteran George Glatcz as COO.

April 22, 2015

The past year has been eventful for Diplomat.

April 22, 2015

Raley’s celebrated its 80th year in business and lived up to its reputation as one of the best pharmacies in the western United States.

April 22, 2015

With 544 pharmacies in 44 states — as well as more than 230 stores in Canada, China, India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates — Medicine Shoppe International has carved a niche in community pharmacy as an apothecary-style source for both personalized prescription counseling and specialized disease management expertise.

April 21, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar on Monday closed the deal on its acquisition of Reeves-Sain Drug Store. 

April 9, 2015

Armada Health Care seeking to optimize specialty pharmacy operations with new integrated web-based software platform. 

March 26, 2015

Hundreds of pharmacy advocates met with members of Congress during the seventh annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day.

March 25, 2015

Fred's acquired a specialty pharmacy operation for $66 million.

March 19, 2015

In a letter to the Senate, the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged that DNA barcoding is not routinely used to identify botanical ingredients. 

March 13, 2015

Patient access, lower costs, accountability and collaborative care: those are the watchwords that define the nation’s overextended web of health care in 2015. And community pharmacy — the true face of neighborhood health care — offers some timely solutions to all of them.

March 13, 2015

Community pharmacy leaders routinely host pharmacy tours in their stores throughout the year to help demonstrate firsthand to members of Congress and policy-makers the important interaction pharmacists provide patients every day, and the importance of supporting measures that help promote pharmacy to help expand patient access, improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

March 13, 2015

Thank you to the 114th Congress for welcoming the participants in the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill! We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the key policy issues that shape pharmacy patient care for your constituents.

March 4, 2015

Miraculins in January announced that it will be commencing a pilot program with Lovell Drugs and Pear Healthcare Solutions that will see the placement of the first stand-alone Scout DS diabetes screening kiosks in Lovell’s retail pharmacy locations in Ontario beginning in February.

March 2, 2015

Calla will focus on the creation of specialty pharmacy programs that connect manufacturers with its retail independent pharmacies. 

 

February 23, 2015

Combined Distributors reported that its medicine disposal product was found to exceed U.S. FDA and EPA guidelines. 

February 19, 2015

Pipeline Rx seeks to expand healthcare resources and enhance medication safety for patients in rural and remote areas.

February 17, 2015

Retail pharmacy in Romania experienced 1.7% in market growth in 2014 compared with 2013, reaching $2.7 billion.

February 10, 2015

China Jo-Jo Drugstores entered into a service agreement with Alibaba Health Information Technology to utilize its electronic prescription platform. 

February 6, 2015

Rochester Drug Cooperative and Aureus Health Services on Thursday announced a specialty pharmacy services program available to RDC's independent, community pharmacy customers.

February 5, 2015

In this issue, DSN looks at another three hot spot issues identified by PwC’s HRI that will help define how health care is provided in 2015.

February 3, 2015

According to recent research, as many as 86% of independent pharmacies surveyed noted that their front-of-store was growing or holding steady, compared with 73% of independent pharmacists surveyed in previous HDMA-supported research. 

February 2, 2015

The value of collaboration through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores was on display Monday, as the NACDS Regional Chain Conference explored business-to-business partnerships and a public policy agenda that benefits patients and consumers.