September 21, 2015

A new CVS Health Research Insitute study, done in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is offering insight into the reasons many patients don’t adhere to their medication regimen.

September 18, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention this week announced that a new draft guideline for prescribing opioids to patients with chronic pain was in the works. 

September 17, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma’s received approval from the Food and Drug Administration this week for its generic of Roxane Laboratories’ Dolophine (methadone HCL) tablets. 

September 11, 2015

Egalet Corporation on Thursday launched (oxycodone HCI) in the U.S.

September 11, 2015

Using Xerox’s prescription clinical authorization tool, pharmacists can investigate whether a patient recently received an opioid prescription and will receive a notice to acquire prior authorization before dispensing it. 

September 9, 2015

The research found a 1% increase in overall prescription drug use was associated with decreases in non-prescription drug medical costs for three distinct groups of Medicaid beneficiaries.

August 20, 2015

For this installment of DSN’s Executive Viewpoint series, DSN spoke to Menasha’s Paul Murphy about how Menasha is working to bridge the merchandising strategy gap between pharmacists and front-of-store, which can help improve care.

August 10, 2015

According to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, more than 24.5 million people age 12 or older in the U.S. (9.4% of the population) live with substance use disorders.

June 18, 2015

The Daytona Beach News-Journal published a joint op-ed by Florida Retail Federation president and CEO Rick McAllister and National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson.

June 15, 2015

As many as 42% of the patients with a pharmacist on their care team had at least one change to their blood pressure drugs, which leads to improved outcomes, study finds.

June 10, 2015

The Florida Board of Pharmacy on Tuesday held a public hearing in an effort to help those patients gain access to medically necessary pain medications.

May 18, 2015

Pharmacists who participated in a care team for patients with high blood pressure helped lower chances of death by stroke by 23%. 

May 12, 2015

PharmaSmart was recognized as uniquely qualified among kiosks for use in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.

May 8, 2015

Nearly one-third of visitors to retail health clinics have used the clinics for a renewal of a prescription.

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 7, 2015

A new policy statement issued by American Academy of Pediatrics urges use of metric system in dosing children. 


March 13, 2015

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

February 26, 2015

A survey found that chronic disease patients who use digital technology to manage their disease state feel "healthier."


January 14, 2015

Following a successful test of three in-store health clinics, Bartell Drugs is looking to expand the initiative and roughly double the number of clinics in 2015, according to a local news report.

December 17, 2014

McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions on Wednesday announced the successful launch of LoyaltyScript@Retail.

December 9, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association agreed to support compromise automatic substitution legislation.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 8, 2014
Kroger and Medicine Shoppe are participating in MediMergent's pilot study of the National Medication Safety, Outcomes and Adherence Program.
December 1, 2014

NACDS advocated for the voluntary ability of pharmacies to extend their reward and loyalty programs to beneficiaries in government programs.