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.

November 10, 2014

Greenstone announced the launch of sirolimus tablets. The product is offered in 1-mg and 2-mg dosage strengths in bottles of 100 tablets each. 

October 31, 2014

The signs for the retail clinic industry remain positive and conservative but steady growth in the number of clinics is expected to continue as drug stores play an essential role in the segment, according to new research from healthcare market researcher Kalorama Information.

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

October 10, 2014

New patient research commissioned by McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions identified emerging trends in medication adherence, the use of co-pay cards, and attitudes towards healthcare providers, including both physicians and pharmacists.

October 9, 2014

At a time when nearly every media outlet is covering Ebola, Enterovirus D-68, or a new outbreak of an infectious disease, the American Pharmacists Association is reminding Americans that the nation’s pharmacists are ready to help.

October 9, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced the launch of a new dosage strength of 7.5 mcg/hour for its Butrans (buprenorphine) transdermal system CIII, bringing the total number of strengths offered by the company to five.

October 7, 2014

Actavis and Durata Therapeutics on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.