November 10, 2014

Health Mart on Monday announced that it is hosting its second series of Town Hall meetings, “Pharmacy Quality Measures: Action Steps for Improvement.”

November 10, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has bolstered its pharmacy care and patient advocacy department with the hiring of Sara Rubin, who has joined NACDS as manager, pharmacy care. Rubin reports to Alex Adams, VP, pharmacy programs.

November 4, 2014

Tailwinds from specialty pharmacy and increased generic utilization lifted CVS Health up on Tuesday, as the company posted net revenues of $35 billion, representing an increase of 9.7% for the three months ended Sept. 30.

 

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 27, 2014

Burmans, an independent community pharmacy, was announced as a winner of the Patient Safety Award at the annual Innovation Awards presented by Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare.

October 21, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced its "99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy" blog series.

October 21, 2014

McKesson and Health Mart on Monday featured solutions designed to help community pharmacies deliver better patient care and sustain growth.

 

October 21, 2014

Hundreds of attendees gathered in Austin, Texas, to attend the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition — a meeting marked with positive energy and optimism for the future of community pharmacy.

October 20, 2014

Cardinal Health on Monday announced that independent pharmacies can now take advantage of opportunities to co-brand with the Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy franchising systems.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 16, 2014

Top executives of several pharmacy retailers in British Columbia, including London Drugs, Safeway and Rexall, are threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of B.C. if it tries to block tobacco sales in their stores on the grounds that the college would be exceeding its powers and jurisdiction, the Vancouver Sun reported.

October 14, 2014

Mirixa Corporation, founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association, on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Marvin Richardson as CEO effective Nov. 4.

October 10, 2014

Earlier this month in Washington, D.C., ASAE - the Center for Association Leadership (formerly known as the American Society of Association Executives), presented the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin with the 2014 Summit Award.

October 9, 2014

Congress and the sports nutrition industry independently called upon the Food and Drug Administration to act on removing an untested synthetic stimulant that was found in 12 products marketed as sports nutrition supplements.

October 9, 2014

American Pharmacy Cooperative, a member-owned group purchasing organization comprising more than 1,300 independent pharmacies, has expanded its partnership with PrescribeWellness to launch a community pharmacy consolidated platform.

October 8, 2014

PrescribeWellness on Tuesday announced they will now make their StarWellness application available to AAP’s Managed Care members via the AAP Quality Center.

September 29, 2014

CARE Pharmacies last week announced that they have selected PDX’s Enterprise Pharmacy System as the regional drug chain’s pharmacy system of choice. 

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.