December 11, 2014

Clinicians are more open to utilizing burgeoning healthcare technology as part of their practice, and patients are more receptive to interacting with that technology, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report released last month titled “Healthcare delivery of the future: How digital technology can bridge the gap of time and distance between clinicians and consumers.”

 
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 5, 2014

The McKesson Pharmacy Optimization team has identified the top five trends that will impact the healthcare system and health system pharmacies in 2015.

 

November 21, 2014

The membership of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed a new performance measure, Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes, the group announced Friday. 

November 20, 2014

ShopRite has unveiled its new pharmacy app to help patients manage their prescriptions through their iPhone, iPad or Android device.

November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 17, 2014

Last year, Drug Store News covered extensively the results from Thrifty White's successful medication synchronization program. DSN recently checked in with Tim Weippert, Thrifty White EVP pharmacy, to get an update.

 
November 14, 2014

LloydsPharmacy locations will be counseling patients coming out of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals in an effort to improve outcomes.

November 13, 2014

Cardinal Health recently launched a new online tool, developed by eHealth, that its retail pharmacy customers can use to help their patients compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

November 5, 2014

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield patients can now have prescriptions filled at Wegmans, with free home delivery.

 

November 4, 2014

MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to offer users a contextual personalized medication experience through a feed based on users’ medications.

October 27, 2014

Burmans, an independent community pharmacy, was announced as a winner of the Patient Safety Award at the annual Innovation Awards presented by Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare.

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 21, 2014

According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six years experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Frank Iannarone III, owner of Madison Pharmacy in Madison, N.J., was named the winner of the 2014 NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 14, 2014

Twenty African-American and Hispanic community and health care organizations earlier this month submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration raising concerns that its Proposed Rule on Generic Labeling could jeopardize patient safety and access to affordable medicines. 

October 13, 2014

Cardinal Health on Monday launched a Medication Therapy Management Solution to help payers improve both the quality of care their members receive and their performance on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Five-Star Quality Ratings System. 

October 13, 2014

To shed light on the topic of prescription-related fines and to discuss the role that her company Healthcare Data Solutions can play in retail pharmacy, DSNTV recently talked with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy at Healthcare Data Solutions, for the latest installment of DSN’s Executive Viewpoint video series.

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s final rule moving hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II officially went into effect on Monday. 

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 2, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported $2 billion in sales for the four weeks ended Sept. 27, representing a 4.5% increase over the comparable year-ago period. 

October 1, 2014

October is recognized as American Pharmacists Month and the American Pharmacists Association wants to send a clear message: “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine.”