May 21, 2012

DSN recently talked with COPD Foundation founder and president John Walsh about the organization's new leadership. In March, the COPD Foundation took over leadership for Drive4COPD, which aims to screen people for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a collective term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which the group estimates to affect 24 million Americans who may have it but don't know it.

March 21, 2012

Earlier this month, Walgreens announced that immunization records would be sent directly from its more than 7,800 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores and 350 Take Care Clinics to primary care providers over Surescripts’ electronic prescribing network using Surescripts’ Clinical Interoperability services. And later this year, the company plans to share immunization data with local and state public health agencies, and share Take Care Clinic patient summaries with primary care providers. Drug Store News recently had the opportunity to speak with Surescripts president and CEO Harry Totonis about the new service.

March 5, 2012

Radio Health Journal's Reed Pence talks with DSN editor in chief Rob Eder; Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford; Express Scripts senior director of public affairs Brian Henry; and former Walgreens pharmacy customer Virginia Greathouse about the causes and impact of the Walgreens-ESI dispute.

January 31, 2012

As of Jan. 1, asthma products like the Primatine Mist inhaler became no longer available at retail — leaving consumers with few asthma-care options in the OTC aisle. Drug Store News recently interviewed King Bio president Frank King, who is introducing a new nonprescription inhaler for asthmatics, formulated with homeopathic ingredients, called AsthmaCare under its Safecare banner of products.

January 18, 2012

In an effort to tap into the minds of some of the industry's top executives, Drug Store News recently sat down and talked with some of these leaders in a multipart executive viewpoint video series.

April 17, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week wanted consumers to stop using workout supplement Tri-Methyl Xtreme. 

April 17, 2015

IMS Health is getting ready to launch a consumer version of its AppScript app, according to a MedCityNews report. 

April 17, 2015

LED Technologies has teamed up with kathy ireland Worldwide to develop skin care devices that offer the latest technology in four key areas: anti-aging; uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation; acne and skin healing.

April 16, 2015

Louisiana state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, has introduced legislation to help establish a legal distribution system for medical marijuana.

April 15, 2015

The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association recently recognized pharmacists for their efforts in prescription medication misuse prevention.

April 15, 2015

United Health Group’s Optum has announced it is joining with MedExpress, a provider of walk-in care.

April 15, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced the launch of its newest evaluation program, which creates a roadmap for how sites delivering intermittent or outpatient treatment — but do not act as a primary care provider for a majority of its patients — can fit into the medical home neighborhood.

April 14, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy announced it will distribute Novartis' new medicine Jadenu, which is indicated to treat patients with chronic iron overload. 

April 14, 2015

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about why Congress needs to rethink current DEA regulations that block access to medications to chronic pain patients.

 

April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.

April 14, 2015

Actavis and Medicines360, a nonprofit women’s health pharmaceutical company, on Monday announced that Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) in 52 mg is now available in the United States.

April 13, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared InControl Medical's urinary incontinence device for sale OTC. 

April 13, 2015

Supplement industry under continued fire with latest criticism of FDA oversight of BMPEA ingredient coming from Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

April 13, 2015

Surescripts inks deal with vendors to enable more than 480,000 providers to utilize the technology to locate and exchange patient health records stored in any healthcare location across the country.

April 13, 2015

WebMD is set to release a robust medication reminder function specifically designed for its Apple Watch app. 

April 10, 2015

Surescripts has expanded its nationwide health information network to include PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market.
 

April 9, 2015

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

April 9, 2015

Pharmacists are performing more patient-care activities in a variety of healthcare settings as the industry is opening up to more opportunities for women.

April 8, 2015

Brush Buddies is looking to revolutionize the toothbrush aisle with a new manual toothbrush that alerts brushers that it's time to replace old, worn out toothbrushes.