November 4, 2011

The diabetes patient has long been identified as a coveted higher-trip, higher-
market-basket opportunity 
for pharmacy operators. And now Rite Aid has created a loyalty card 
program specifically for that diabetes patient.


November 4, 2011

I know this older guy at my gym — I call him “The Professor,” mostly because he used to teach journalism, but also because it’s more fun to say and easier to remember than his actual name.

November 4, 2011

If you want to change any kind of misguided perception that pharmacists are mere pill-counters and quality assurance specialists who stand behind a counter with a team of pharmacy technicians, then you've got to do something dramatic.

November 3, 2011

Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb will present 20 study abstracts at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, the company said Thursday.

November 3, 2011

As part of its broad support for patients with diabetes, and in recognition of American Diabetes Month, CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that it will be hosting live Facebook chats to answer patients' questions about diabetes and chronic condition management.

November 3, 2011

Meijer has launched a chainwide effort to position its pharmacy staff as diabetes specialists.

November 3, 2011

At a press conference organized by the Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW! coalition at the Capitol on Thursday morning, the National Community Pharmacists Association's CEO Douglas Hoey issued a statement regarding the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions, saying the deal could mean "more wasteful mail-order spending and higher price spikes for specialty drugs."

November 3, 2011

Novo Nordisk has donated $50,000 to an organization that raises awareness about diabetes and connects people living with it, the Danish drug maker said.

November 3, 2011

DeKalb Medical has teamed up with Walgreens pharmacists to help patients understand and comply with medication therapies following treatment at the hospital — a collaborative relationship, which already has in just its first three months of existence, improved patient care and satisfaction, DeKalb reported Thursday.

November 2, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday recorded revenues of $20.4 billion for fourth quarter 2011 ended Sept. 30, up 3.5%. Diluted earnings per share increased 8% to 54 cents. For the year, AmerisourceBergen posted $80.2 billion in revenue, up 2.9%.

November 2, 2011

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions on Tuesday launched the nation's first clinical pathways program for rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissue and affects nearly 2.1 million Americans each year.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Endo Pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the labeling of a cancer drug made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

November 2, 2011

The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future will host the Promise of Nursing for South Carolina gala to raise funds and provide scholarships to help ease the nursing shortage in South Carolina.

November 2, 2011

Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

November 2, 2011

Drug maker Perrigo has filed for regulatory approval of a generic topical drug for treating testosterone deficiency, prompting a patent infringement suit from the branded version's manufacturer.

November 2, 2011

Oral care brand Plackers has announced its continued support of Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program with a donation of 5,000 Plackers Micro Mint dental flossers to the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile of Collier County, Fla.

November 2, 2011

There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday.

November 2, 2011

Abbott last week officially announced the launch of Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes, pictured here at a central Pennsylvania Wegmans, that specifically targets patients living with diabetes.

November 2, 2011

Wellpartner, a provider of pharmacy distribution services, on Monday announced that the company will fulfill over-the-counter prescription orders placed by FSAStore.com customers.

November 1, 2011

A new online healthcare service powered by Healthcare Resources Online and developed for members of the American Diabetes Association has made its debut.

November 1, 2011

Hope Paige Medical has introduced a new line of short message, service-enabled medical jewelry that is designed to quickly provide patients' medical information via text message.

November 1, 2011

Drug maker Impax Labs reported sales of $119.8 million and profits of $20 million in third quarter 2011, according to an earnings report released Tuesday.

November 1, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday touted the benefits community pharmacies can provide for health insurance exchanges once those exchange open in 2014 in a letter addressed to the Department of Health and Human Services.