August 1, 2011

In a report issued last week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 96% of rogue websites analyzed continue to operate out of compliance with U.S. pharmacy laws, fuel prescription drug abuse and misuse, and provide an outlet for counterfeit medicines to enter the U.S. drug supply.

July 20, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday directly appealed to benefit consultants with a letter apprising them of the chain’s withdrawal from Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network, effective Jan. 1, 2012, and educating those consultants of the healthcare value that Walgreens still can deliver without Express Scripts.

May 24, 2011

CVS Caremark outlined on Tuesday at a consumer health engagement conference the results of a personalized consumer communications program designed to encourage patients to take their medications as doctors direct.

May 3, 2011

In an effort to further enhance the online experience for its pharmacy benefit management members, CVS Caremark announced it has relaunched Caremark.com.

April 25, 2011

Many analysts have voiced concern that despite numerous indications of a slow, but healthy, economic recovery in the United States, growth in the number of jobs has lagged, even as it has exceeded economists’ expectations.


But another indicator that the economy is picking up speed is U.S. sales growth at Costco Wholesale, the members-only mass merchandiser based in Issaquah, Wash. For fiscal 2010, sales at the company’s 424 U.S. stores — which the company officially calls warehouses — were $59.6 billion, compared with $56.5 billion in 2009.


April 14, 2011

A pharmacy benefit management organization has introduced a pharmacy network that includes about 20,000 pharmacies across the United States.

March 24, 2011

Sugar and chalk. That’s what Pfizer researchers found in a pill that was supposed to be Cytotec, but was, in fact, a crude knockoff seized from a counterfeit drug lab in Peru.

March 18, 2011

It's about time lawmakers start to understand the real threats posed by drug reimportation and unlicensed Internet pharmacy sites. About 20% of the current members of Congress are newly elected, and there is this recurring, cyclical fascination among politicians that we can fix everything with drug reimportation. But mandating electronic track and trace right now is a bad idea.

March 14, 2011

Sugar and chalk. That’s what Pfizer researchers found in a pill that was supposed to be Cytotec but was, in fact, a crude knock-off seized from a counterfeit drug lab in Peru. The "60 Minutes" segment came as no surprise to Drug Store News, which has argued for many years that drug counterfeiting is the key reason lawmakers need to forget the recurring pipe dream they share that rogue Internet sites and drug reimportation is a legitimate solution to rising healthcare costs.

December 15, 2010

Tens of millions of Americans have bought medications online without a prescription, according to a new study.

October 24, 2010

More than a quarter trillion dollars in pharmaceutical sales happened through primary healthcare distributors in...

September 22, 2010

J.D. Power and Associates' release of its annual national pharmacy study on Wednesday underscored customers'...

August 1, 2010

A nonprofit health advocacy group in Ohio has teamed up with a fast-growing mail-order pharmacy...

June 7, 2010

Microsoft has begun requiring online pharmacies to obtain accreditation through the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice...

January 18, 2010

A licensed online pharmacy and a health insurer are collaborating to provide members with 90-day...

January 13, 2010

Two independent community pharmacy advocates are urging Congress to consider more practical alternatives to legislation...

January 10, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores promotes community pharmacy as “the face of neighborhood...

January 10, 2010

For Winn-Dixie, you can say that the role of supermarket pharmacy is to keep patients...

November 24, 2009

The FDA's action to tackle the selling of unapproved or misbranded drugs through rogue Internet...

July 5, 2009

This battle was supposed to be over by now....