March 13, 2015

Connecting all the dots in health care. That’s the ultimate goal in the health industry’s migration to an electronic platform, where doctors and other prescribers write prescriptions digitally and send them — directly and immediately — to a patient’s pharmacy for dispensing.

March 13, 2015

A new report by the National Governors Association (NGA) is symbolic of the growing recognition of pharmacy’s vital role in healthcare delivery.

March 13, 2015

As the editor of Drug Store News, I am frequently reminded that the stories we report on extend far beyond the industry we cover.

March 13, 2015

Pharmacies and clinics on wheels? That’s the premise behind the growing effort by retail pharmacy and clinic providers to expand their reach via specially equipped buses and other vehicles that provide on-the-spot, temporary access to needed health services in hundreds of communities nationwide.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.

March 13, 2015

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.”

March 13, 2015

With health reform and the shift to accountable, evidence-based medicine slowly but surely transforming the nation’s massive but troubled healthcare system, new moves are afoot in both the legislative and executive branches of government that will further elevate the role played by the nation’s 300,000 pharmacists.

March 13, 2015

Thank you to the 114th Congress for welcoming the participants in the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill! We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the key policy issues that shape pharmacy patient care for your constituents.

March 13, 2015

When hurricanes, tornadoes, foods and other disasters strike, where do people turn for help? Retail pharmacies have become a critical community resource in times of great stress, offering food, water, emergency items, medical supplies and healthcare services when most other local businesses are still struggling to reopen or rebuild.

March 13, 2015

An Alliance for Aging Research survey found that consumers want to maintain nonprescription access to acetaminophen. 

March 13, 2015

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance will honor Helena Foulkes, president of CVS/pharmacy and EVP of CVS Health, at the organization's 14th Annual Comedy for a Cure in April.

March 12, 2015

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care now offers a nationally recognized accreditation program specifically designed for healthcare organizations with multiple care sites, such as retail-based health clinics.
 

March 12, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation reveals the 2015 recipients for its longest running program, Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care, which offers pharmacists seed money to implement or support innovative patient care services within their pharmacy practice.

March 12, 2015

Drug Channels Institute on Thursday listed the leading specialty pharmacy players. 

March 11, 2015

The Female Health Company launched an online store to promote its FC2 Female Condom. 

March 11, 2015

A new MIT study published Wednesday suggests that a more powerful H1N1 influenza strain may be making its way through India. 

March 11, 2015

A recently published Kline & Co. report highlights some of the most dynamic performers in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014.

March 11, 2015

Mylan launched its fentanyl transdermal system in 37.5-, 62.5- and 87.50-mcg/hr dosage strengths in the United States.

March 11, 2015

A coalition of state attorneys general is organized by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate herbal supplements. 

 

March 9, 2015

Anne Arundel Medical Center recently opened a new FastCare walk-in clinic inside the Shoppers Food and Pharmacy in Annapolis, Md., and looks to expand footprint over the next 18 months.

March 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of provider status, kiosks, Medicare and the GPhA elections, in this multi-page report.

March 9, 2015

Primary care physicians are facing a patient overload and, in some cases, they are referring their patients elsewhere for medical care.

 

March 6, 2015

CVS Health's chief medical officer is addressing the National Business Group on Health.

March 6, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration approved Zarxio, making it the first approved biosimilar product in the United States.