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.

September 30, 2014

Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is recalling the Halloween Squish Ball Novelty Toy, product number 057800879657, because the product may burst when squeezed and has small parts, which could detach posing a potential choking hazard, the company has announced.

September 30, 2014

Walgreens Tuesday morning posted fourth-quarter sales of $19.1 billion, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to the year-ago period, while sales for the fiscal 2014 ended Aug. 31 increased 5.8% to a record $76.4 billion. 

 

September 29, 2014

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions and KEW Group agree to make KEW's diagnostic services available to Specialty Solutions' community oncology customers.

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 29, 2014

Health experts argue that there are tactics that payers and purchasers can deploy to help improve patient access.

September 26, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray as a treatment for bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

September 26, 2014

As part of its new Women’s Wellness initiative, Schnucks Pharmacies has announced that four different oral breast cancer medications (Letrozole, Megestrol, Anastrozole and Tamoxifen) will be available for $9 with a valid prescription.

September 25, 2014

Celgene Corp. earlier this week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug is the first and only PDE4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, according to the company.

September 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 by renewing its community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement.

September 25, 2014

AbbVie on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for pediatric Crohn's disease patients ages 6 years and older when other treatments haven't worked well enough.

 

September 24, 2014

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with three academic medical centers — the University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System — to enhance access to care for patients.

September 24, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — more commonly known as the Hatch Waxman Act — which enabled manufacturers to bring generic versions of pharmaceuticals to market more easily, GPHA president Ralph Neas issued a statement.

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

Perfecta Products is further expanding its portfolio with the new Zim's Advanced Vapor Rub, available in both a traditional jar and a tube with no-mess applicator.

September 24, 2014

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough on a walk-in basis, the company has announced.

September 24, 2014

Pharmacists around the globe are being called upon by the International Pharmaceutical Federation to take part in World Pharmacists Day 2015 through social media on Thursday.

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 23, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for all people ages 6 months and older.

September 23, 2014

Care4Today Mobile Health Manager, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has announced the launch of a patient dashboard for health care providers and pharmacies to provide timely monitoring of self-reported medication adherence for their patients.

September 23, 2014

Sandoz announced the launch of Kerydin (tavaborole) topical solution, 5% in the United States. Kerydin is the first oxaborole antifungal for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails due to trichophyton rubrum or trichophyton mentagrophytes, the company stated.