April 29, 2015

CVS Health partnered with two additional health systems on clinical affiliations. 

March 17, 2015

Walgreens has announced the top markets and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending flu index examining aggregate prescription data.

March 13, 2015

Community pharmacy leaders routinely host pharmacy tours in their stores throughout the year to help demonstrate firsthand to members of Congress and policy-makers the important interaction pharmacists provide patients every day, and the importance of supporting measures that help promote pharmacy to help expand patient access, improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

February 24, 2015

According to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, flu activity is no longer picking up across the West Coast and in Texas. 

February 10, 2015

This year's incidence of flu continues to remain strongest across the South, expecially in Texas and its bordering states.

 

December 30, 2014

Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina are among the states that experienced the greatest gains in flu activity for the week of Dec. 29, according to Walgreens’ latest Flu Index.

December 23, 2014

The South is experiencing high flu activity as Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana lead the list of top 10 states, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 9, 2014

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

December 2, 2014

Walgreens introduced its new Flu Index.

 

November 25, 2014

Recently, NACDS provided a summary of the 2014 midterm elections, with an emphasis on the federal level. This memo includes an overview of the state elections, which will shape the operating environment on pivotal state issues.

May 6, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced the recipients of three research grants totaling $1.8 million to study the impact of pharmacist-collaboration in helping patients manage their medications and avoid readmissions following discharge from the hospital.

February 20, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, will be the keynote for the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee Breakfast at the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting.

February 13, 2014

Led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Trent Lott, R-Miss., and former Senator John Breaux, D-La., the Alliance for Connected Care has been launched to promote policy reform around telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

January 23, 2014

For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by the Harvard School of Public Health investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare.

January 14, 2014

A physician in Mississippi is warning that one-third of the state's population could have diabetes in less than two decades, according to published reports.

December 26, 2013

The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.

December 23, 2013

This year's influenza virus is beginning its prominence in the South, as Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas reported high influenza-like illness activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

December 17, 2013

The American Wholesale Marketers Association on Tuesday announced that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning will be the closing keynote speaker on Feb. 27 at the 2014 AWMA Marketplace and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas.

November 20, 2013

Use of injectable drugs for multiple sclerosis declined during the 12-month period that ended on June 30 as orally administered drugs for the condition became more popular, according to a new report.

October 7, 2013

Late-stage clinical data support the efficacy of an experimental drug under development by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech for multiple sclerosis, the two companies said.

September 27, 2013

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is putting $7 million toward research into ways to speed repair of the nervous system in patients with MS, the organization said Friday.

September 4, 2013

The term "red state" takes on a new meaning when one looks not at politics, but at the incidence of a widespread but poorly understood skin disorder that causes reddening of the face.

July 19, 2013

Residents of the South, regardless of race, have a lower healthy life expectancy at age 65, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 12, 2013

Google has removed advertisements for websites that sell drugs without prescriptions, following a series of warning letters from a state attorney general, according to published reports.