June 20, 2011

In its “2010 Drug Trend Report,” Express Scripts attributed much pharmacy-related waste to patients failing to follow three simple guidelines: Take medications as prescribed, take drugs that maximize clinical benefit for the lowest price and use the safest and cheapest delivery channel.

April 27, 2011

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting its second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend, the agency said.

April 26, 2011

An organization representing the nation's pharmacy benefit managers said that mail-service pharmacies are increasing the use of generic medications.

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 25, 2011

On top of its 101 in-store pharmacies, Schnucks last year opened four specialty pharmacies, offering specialized services to patients.


The pharmacies offer services for patients living with such chronic conditions as HIV, cancer, multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diseases, as well as for people recovering from organ transplants, said company spokesman Paul Simon. “It’s for patients who require special attention and hard-to-source medication,” he added.


April 14, 2011

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

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.

February 15, 2011

A U.K.-based community pharmacy chain has appointed Tony Page as its managing director, effective next week.

January 12, 2011

It seems that many mail-order pharmacy patients are unaware that they can receive their 90-day supply of prescription medications at community pharmacies.

January 10, 2011

Boots Pharmaceutical Enterprises, the partnership between the U.K. pharmacy chain Boots and local operator Pharmaceutical Enterprises, in the next two months is expected to open the first of 100 pharmacies across Sweden, according to a report in The Local, an English-language Swedish newspaper.

December 15, 2010

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

December 10, 2010

Target’s pharmacy division got a big boost early this month when the Industrial Designers Society of America named its ClearRx bottle for prescription drugs the Design of the Decade. The award — coupled with another J.D. Power customer satisfaction award earlier this year — are affirmation that the 1,752-store big-box giant is on the right track as it renews its niche in health and wellness.

November 18, 2010

One of the Big Three in pharmaceutical wholesaling is about to get a lot bigger....

November 11, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association heralded the...

November 4, 2010

It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less...

October 24, 2010

An aspiring musician has little to no hope of being discovered and becoming a star...

September 27, 2010

In an effort to further connect customers to their pharmacy, Kerr Drug now is offering...

September 22, 2010

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

September 21, 2010

Independent pharmacies have garnered the highest customer satisfaction scores among its competitors, according to results...

August 25, 2010

Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Zack Space, D-Ohio; Lee Terry, R-Neb.; and Peter Welch, D-Vt., have...

August 5, 2010

Consumers are working more, playing more, shopping more and learning more online than ever before....

August 1, 2010

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

June 8, 2010

An industry group representing the nation's independent pharmacies has submitted recommendations to a senatorial committee...

June 7, 2010

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