To get a better sense of why more independent pharmacy owners are gravitating toward the co-branding option, Drug Store News talked with John Fiacco, VP of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, and pharmacy owner Jerry Callahan.
John Balch is committed to Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy’s underlying mission of making its stores healthcare destinations — something that has seen him fully embrace the company’s new co-branding option.
Before Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business conference meeting, Drug Store News spoke with the company’s SVP marketing and consumer solutions Christi Pedra and SVP Independent Retail Sales Steve Lawrence.
In order to help solve what it calls the “conversion conundrum,” Cardinal Health is bringing tips to their customers with a new video platform — and allowing them to share their best practices here at its annual Retail Business Conference.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill extending the authority of pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer certain immunizations as of July 1. The bill comes after a surge in whooping cough cases in New York, which began in 2013.
Drug Store News spoke with Betsy Walker, Community Relations director at Cardinal Health, about its medication-abuse prevention program, GenerationRx, as it launched its new branding and website initiatives.
Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland will present continuing education sessions at the North Carolina Mutual Drug trade show, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot Conference and Miami-Luken’s Smart Pharmacy Conference.
Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country gathered here last month for McKesson ideaShare 2015, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help enhance patient care and improve profitability.
To help independent pharmacy owners better understand the fast-growing, uber-complex specialty pharmacy business, the National Community Pharmacists Association last month hosted a day-long forum, “Exploring the intersection of specialty medications, community pharmacy and patient care.”
Rite Aid is back — and in a very big way. After years of toiling in the shadows of its fast-growing and better-capitalized rivals, the company has regained its footing and market momentum with a renewed vitality and a sharply defined focus on its mission as a community-driven health-and-wellness retailer.
More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.
One of Rite Aid’s most farsighted innovations has been the creation of a unique store position, the wellness ambassador, whose primary focus is serving customers to help deliver a better in-store shopping experience.
Congress, Medicare and industry stakeholders should strike the right balance to cut out fraud in the Medicare Part D drug program while preserving patient access to critical medications, the National Community Pharmacists Association stated in comments submitted in conjunction with a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Tuesday on the topic.