September 24, 2014

Want satisfied pharmacy customers? Ensure that they have direct interaction and collaboration with pharmacists and implement an in-store clinic or wellness center. 

 

September 24, 2014

After several challenging years, exacerbated by the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit, the rate of independent pharmacy closures has calmed.

September 18, 2014

Looking to serve a strong voice and advocate for Canada’s neighborhood pharmacy as they play an increasingly important role in healthcare is the new Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada.

September 18, 2014

More than 50 Washington, D.C.-area pharmacists and student pharmacists administered flu shots and performed free health screenings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to demonstrate the value of pharmacist-provided patient care services.

September 17, 2014

Pharmacy First, an independent network of community pharmacies, on Tuesday announced their partnership with PrescribeWellness.

September 16, 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.

September 15, 2014

Thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, the diabetes community stands to play a significant role in how pharmacies think about their patients and their medication adherence programs. 

September 15, 2014

Sharps Compliance Corp. and MedReturn on Monday announced that they have joined forces to launch MedSafe.

September 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced the availability of the “Purple Book,” which lists biological products in much the same way that the "Orange Book" lists pharmaceuticals. 

September 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is on pace to match or exceed the 39 novel new medicines approved in 2012.

August 27, 2014

"The diabetic is a critically important patient for pharmacies to serve. Yet, with increased Medicare audits, stringent compliance requirements and reduced reimbursements, is servicing these patients really worth it?" writes Kevin Dore, a director at Emdeon, in his latest blog.

August 25, 2014

Pharmaceutical company Iroko announced today that a new version its anti-inflammatory drug Zorvolex had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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.