April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 22, 2015

After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.

April 22, 2015

The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act has gained 104 co-sponsors since its introduction at the end of January.

April 22, 2015

With a new store format rolling out across its network and a successful medication synchronization program well underway, Thrifty White is working hard to stay abreast of the changing retail pharmacy landscape.

April 22, 2015

With the United States expected to face a growing shortage of primary care physicians over the next decade, support for point-of-care testing in community pharmacies is growing.

April 22, 2015

With 544 pharmacies in 44 states — as well as more than 230 stores in Canada, China, India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates — Medicine Shoppe International has carved a niche in community pharmacy as an apothecary-style source for both personalized prescription counseling and specialized disease management expertise.

April 22, 2015

In line with industry trends, Wakefern’s Shop-Rite continues to sharpen its focus on health and wellness.

April 22, 2015

In early 2015, Bartell Drugs celebrated its 125th anniversary and named a new president.

April 22, 2015

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.

April 22, 2015

Following Perrigo's rejection of a Mylan offer, Teva moves forward with its proposed acquistion of Mylan. 

April 21, 2015

The personal care products industry supports legislation introduced Monday that would bring greater FDA oversight. 

April 21, 2015

A new PhRMA report released Monday found that branded manufacturers invested $51.2 billion last year in R&D. 

April 21, 2015

The National Minority Quality Forum on Tuesday honored PhRMA's John Castellani, for helping to increase diversity in clinical trials. 

April 21, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday made a move for Mylan in a $40 billion deal barring Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo. 

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

Kmart and Shop Your Way have unveiled the new Shop Your Way Pharmacy Rewards Program.
 

April 20, 2015

"Certain aspects of sporting events are similar to governmental advocacy. In both instances there are winners and losers," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey in a recent blog post. 

April 16, 2015

According to the Food and Drug Administration, heart failure is a common condition that affects close to 5.1 million people in the United States. The condition arises when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. 

April 16, 2015

Louisiana state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, has introduced legislation to help establish a legal distribution system for medical marijuana.

April 15, 2015

The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association recently recognized pharmacists for their efforts in prescription medication misuse prevention.

April 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance gave analysts a peek at the company's big-picture outlook during an all-day meeting Wednesday.

April 14, 2015

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about why Congress needs to rethink current DEA regulations that block access to medications to chronic pain patients.

 

April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.

April 14, 2015

McKesson ideaShare 2015 will be held in San Diego this year June 24-28.