In a new survey of approximately 2,700 American customers, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association found continued demand for safely ordering prescription medications online from licensed Canadian pharmacies.
Mergers and acquisitions among pharmaceutical companies has kicked into high gear this year, mirroring the larger trend sweeping across the entire spectrum of the health care industry since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act two years ago.
A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman’s gavel officially traded hands last month, here, at NACDS Annual Meeting, as Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley wrapped up his one-year term, and incoming chairman Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee embarked on his.
Is there a niche OTC opportunity on which food, drug and mass retailer pharmacies are not fully capitalizing? If the answer isn’t yes, then the cat is already out of the bag — according to the American Pet Products Association the market for pet supplies and OTC medicines will grow by 4.7% by the end of the year.
While building a 4,500-store retail pharmacy powerhouse in the United States, Walmart also has kept pace with the specialty pharmacy revolution and is positioning itself to play a stronger role in this most innovative, dynamic and complex area of pharmaceutical R&D and bioengineering.
Pharmacists and student pharmacists across the country have sent more than 20,000 letters and emails to Congress to support current provider status legislation, according to the American Pharmacists Association, marking the largest grassroots advocacy push on record in the Association’s 163-year history.