December 7, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Building up its automated packaging capabilities for high-output pharmacies, Tension International Automation Solutions has acquired the exclusive rights to Maverick Enterprise’s automation technology.


The agreement includes Maverick’s UPM Tote and BottlePacker systems, along with the company’s Single BottlePacker and ErgoPack packaging technologies. TIAS also will take over service and support for Maverick’s existing automation systems.


December 3, 2010

The forward-looking vision employed by Gov. Jay Nixon in exploring “next steps” in fighting methamphetamine abuse before even the last step has been put into place and enacted is, in a matter of speaking, extremely short-sighted. It doesn’t even make fiscal sense, because the National Precursor Log Exchange will do more to curb many of the costs associated with fighting meth addicts without conversely increasing the costs associated with fighting a cold. And truth be told, there are probably a lot more stuffy heads in Missouri than there are meth addicts.

December 1, 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

November 16, 2010

A trusted household cleaner reached a milestone this week....

October 26, 2010

Supplementing with fish oils could help improve gum health, according to research published in the...

October 17, 2010

Supervalu on Monday announced its acquisition of six Rinderer’s Drug Stores here, three of which...

August 22, 2010

The cultivation of cereals for human consumption helped give rise to the first civilizations, but...

August 12, 2010

Say goodbye to tasteless gluten-free pasta....

August 12, 2010

MidWest Gloves & Gear once again is expanding its line of gloves with new string...

August 1, 2010

Supermarket chain Schnuck Markets is hoping to target gluten-intolerant customers through a new partnership....

March 14, 2010

Retailers can offer consumers a way to keep warm and support a good cause with...

March 8, 2010

Missouri has selected the National Precursor Log Exchange to serve as its statewide, real-time electronic...

September 13, 2009

California and Missouri legislatures may want to take a page out of Louisiana’s playbook in...

August 6, 2009

The objective here is closing down clandestine methamphetamine labs. The question is: Who is going...

July 19, 2009

In the short term, it means pharmacists operating out of one of the 12 or...

March 28, 2009

Since 2006 PBA Health has grown from slightly more than 1,000 members to 1,800, making it the fastest-growing major pharmacy group, according to Nick Smock, CEO of the Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative. One of the things that made this growth possible is the organization’s realization that, while buying “right” will always be a key element of success for any pharmacy, two other areas are just as important: operational excellence and effective marketing.

February 19, 2009

Issue: How do you stop meth addicts from circumventing current pseudoephedrine purchase restrictions by buying...

January 3, 2009

CVS Caremark is now providing H1N1 flu vaccinations at select CVS/pharmacy locations in Alabama, Illinois,...