July 1, 2013

In a new article in Men's Health magazine, pharmacists are listed among a number of other health and wellness professionals dubbed "health detectives," and seeing them about certain health problems is described as an alternative to seeing the doctor.

To regular readers of DSN, the idea of pharmacists as the face of neighborhood health care or physician extender is old news. But it's still a relatively new concept to the public at large, and that's why the Men's Health article is such a big deal and why it got a response from National Association of Chain Drug Stores' president and CEO Steven Anderson.

June 28, 2013

Being successful is, in large part, all about having the right tools and resources. Looking to help Health Mart members run a better business, achieve better results for patients, and create a better future for community pharmacy, Health Mart unveiled a host of new programs and offerings during McKesson ideaShare 2013.

June 28, 2013

The pharmacy retail landscape may be growing increasingly competitive but independent pharmacy has an advantage — it’s in the sweet spot of providing quality patient care and personalized customer service, which independent pharmacy know how to do very well. That was a key message that new Health Mart president Steve Courtman had for attendees of the Health Mart Annual Meeting on Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

June 28, 2013

Continuing education sessions maintained their strong momentum Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013 as attendees woke bright and early to attend courses and learn about a variety of important industry-related topics.

June 28, 2013

The new wireless MedFolio device syncs medication adherence reports to a secure online cloud server which allows caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals — upon being granted access — to monitor whether medications are being taken as prescribed or to detect any problematic patterns.

June 28, 2013

Drug Store News spoke with Eyad Farah, senior director of retail product development for McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, on the launch of a customizable, consumer-facing mobile solution for independent pharmacy operators that will be tied to its Your Pharmacy Online service. The app will officially debut in late summer and Farah explains what it means for Health Mart owners.

June 28, 2013

Drug Store News talks with Nathan Mott, president of McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, about how its new Mobile Delivery App can help increase patient adherence.

June 27, 2013

An organization formed with the goal of reducing healthcare costs and improving health in the United States has launched a new diabetes-management program for pharmacists.

June 27, 2013

Even before the official start of McKesson ideaShare 2013, the educational sessions broke out of the gate fast, here, Wednesday and Thursday, with a broad spectrum of critical topics available to attendees.

June 27, 2013

McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation introduced its new McKesson Mobile Delivery app, here, Thursday, at McKesson ideashare 2013.

June 27, 2013

DSN talks to Chuck Wilson, vice president of Health Mart pharmacy operations, about its new Local Marketing Program designed to help Health Mart members attract new patients and drive revenue.

June 27, 2013

McKesson ideaShare 2013, kicked off Wednesday, at the Venetian Casino and Resort, with all the energy and excitement that IS Las Vegas, providing a forum for community pharmacy leaders from across the nation to share ideas and best practices, and to learn about cutting edge products and services to help drive better business results and improve patient outcomes.

June 25, 2013

People who deal in real estate like to say that the three most important things to consider when buying or selling a house are “location, location and location.” But when it comes to the way physicians, nurses and pharmacists provide health services to their patients, location ain’t what it used to be.

June 25, 2013

The healthcare industry continues to prepare for ACA implementation and the expected influx of newly eligible patients, said Emdeon's Kevin Mahoney. Many pharmacies are changing their staffing models in preparation for customers with expanded Medicaid benefits — especially as we approach the New Year. This is a good time for me to remind you to be thinking about your eligibility program.

June 25, 2013

A new article in Men's Health magazine gives tips on how men can find alternatives to seeing their doctors about health problems, and those alternatives include pharmacists.

June 25, 2013

It appears that medication adherence among Americans age 40 years and older ranges from mediocre to worse, according to a new report by a trade group representing independent pharmacies.

June 24, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

June 24, 2013

A new study by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics found that the most wasteful healthcare spending stems from poor adherence to medications and that more responsible use of medications could save the U.S. healthcare system more than $200 billion a year.

The study is notable as it further illustrates the importance of medication adherence and, perhaps more significantly, touts the role that pharmacists can play in helping their patients live healthier lives.

June 20, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced that its Pharmacy Advisor program is featured in the national report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics report released this week.

June 20, 2013

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith will buy a majority interest in a Cincinnati-based patient assistance, pharmaceutical brand support and reimbursement company.

June 20, 2013

Under a new law, pharmacists in Indiana will be able to provide an expanded range of immunizations that includes human papillomavirus.

June 19, 2013

More responsible use of drugs could save the U.S. healthcare system more than $200 billion per year, according to a new study by the research arm of IMS Health.

June 19, 2013

Rite Aid is launching an extension to its Wellness+ loyalty card program aimed at elderly customers, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

June 19, 2013

Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.