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. 

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.