April 22, 2015

The mounting shortage of primary care physicians across the United States and the growing recognition that patients’ health care often is best delivered by a team of professionals working together are fueling a nationwide movement to give more pharmacists provider status.

April 22, 2015

Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.

April 22, 2015

Building on its strong service reputation and a solid foundation of loyal shoppers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, Wegmans will continue its slow but steady expansion as it extends its menu of health-and-wellness offerings.

April 22, 2015

Walgreens last year extended its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals, and in so doing continued to strike a chord with aspirational consumers.

April 22, 2015

Privately held since 2005, Shopko operates a wide range of store formats with healthcare offerings, ranging from full-service pharmacies to optical centers.

April 22, 2015

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 1970 of OTC sales and 2770 of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 22, 2015

After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.

April 22, 2015

The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act has gained 104 co-sponsors since its introduction at the end of January.

April 22, 2015

Retail pharmacy is becoming increasingly global. Bi-Lo Holdings in March brought turnaround expert Ian McLeod to the helm.

April 22, 2015

With a new store format rolling out across its network and a successful medication synchronization program well underway, Thrifty White is working hard to stay abreast of the changing retail pharmacy landscape.

April 22, 2015

With 544 pharmacies in 44 states — as well as more than 230 stores in Canada, China, India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates — Medicine Shoppe International has carved a niche in community pharmacy as an apothecary-style source for both personalized prescription counseling and specialized disease management expertise.

April 22, 2015

In line with industry trends, Wakefern’s Shop-Rite continues to sharpen its focus on health and wellness.

April 22, 2015

Compared with primary care practices and emergency rooms, there is no difference at retail clinics in overall acute respiratory infections antibiotic prescribing, according the study published online in The American Journal of Managed Care.

April 22, 2015

In early 2015, Bartell Drugs celebrated its 125th anniversary and named a new president.

April 22, 2015

With its treasure-hunt style shopping and broad array of brand and private-label products at attractive prices, Costco has successfully carved out a unique business model that resonates with its 76 million cardholders.

April 22, 2015

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.

April 22, 2015

Walgreens displays Well Beyond HIV campaign art exhibit in San Francisco. 

April 21, 2015

Less than 1% of all pharmaceutical reports to American Association of Poison Control Centers associated with homeopathic medicines, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists told the Food and Drug Administration.

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 21, 2015

A Frost & Sullivan report released Tuesday found the self-monitoring blood-glucose meter market is threatened by reimbursement pressure and technological advancements. 

April 20, 2015

Aurobindo Pharmacy on Monday announced that it has received the first abbreviated new drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration for cefixime for oral suspension

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

A Tractica report released Monday projects a sharp increase in utililzation of home-health technologies by 2020.