January 28, 2015

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with LSU Healthcare Network in New Orleans and Shawnee Mission Health in Kansas.

January 27, 2015

Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to Tuesday’s hearing titled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

January 22, 2015

Four House representatives on Thursday reintroduced legislation designed to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion and ensure patient access to necessary medications.

January 22, 2015

In support of pharmacy refill reminder programs and other healthcare communications by pharmacies, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission requesting regulatory clarification regarding prior consent for calls to consumers’ cell phones for healthcare notifications.

January 21, 2015

Drug Channels Institute on Tuesday offered a sneak peek to its 2014-15 Economic Report on Retail, Mail and Specialty Pharmacies with a look at the largest pharmacies, ranked by total U.S. prescription dispensing revenues for calendar year 2014.

January 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance and The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits on Tuesday announced a partnership in which PQA will contribute a new column to each AJPB issue entitled, "Medication Quality Matters."

January 15, 2015

Marsh Supermarkets announced a Cardiac Care Program within their 39 pharmacy locations throughout Indiana. 

January 13, 2015

A new analysis by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the CVS Health Research Institute, published online first in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that enhanced prescription drug insurance can improve patient health outcomes and reduce use of other (often costly) healthcare services.

January 13, 2015

Good Neighbor Pharmacy is taking its independent pharmacy operators to a whole new level through its Pharmacy Transformation Services program.

January 5, 2015

Rite Aid on Friday posted a December sales increase of 4.9% to $2.2 billion.

 

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.