June 18, 2012

HealthNet on Monday released its PillManager mobile application across both Apple and Android platforms. The app allows consumers to track their own medication schedules and interact directly with their doctor or pharmacist for repeat prescriptions.

June 18, 2012

One area in which independent pharmacies always had the chains beat was in service — that is, if you believe any of those pesky consumer surveys.

June 18, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association currently is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the group's annual convention and trade expo this fall.

June 18, 2012

If you're an independent pharmacist trying to make ends meet in the state of Texas, good luck.

June 15, 2012

This month, DSN C2B Mobile Insights presents the Drug Store Shopping Report Card. We asked our C2Bers to rate their most recent trip to the drug store — or wherever it is they go primarily to shop for pharmacy and health and beauty items. We received more than 1,500 responses from all over the country.

June 15, 2012

PrescribeWellness recently partnered with the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York on a new member benefit: free bin management software.

June 14, 2012

There is still time to register for McKesson ideaShare 2012 Conference, which is slated for June 24 to 28, at Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Hotel. McKesson, the nation’s largest healthcare services company, expects thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the nation will convene at ideaShare.

June 14, 2012

In healthcare technology circles, e-prescribing is among today’s hottest topics. A vital component of patient-centered care, it creates a connectivity platform that encourages collaboration between the physician and pharmacist who are in joint pursuit of an enhanced patient experience.

June 14, 2012

With just about two weeks to go before the big kick off of McKesson’s ideaShare 2012 Conference, DSN caught up with McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical SVP of marketing Kevin Kettler to discuss the vision behind ideaShare, how the annual conference has evolved over the years and why it is more important than ever for pharmacists to attend.

June 14, 2012

A new Walgreens study released Thursday found that a pharmacist-led training and counseling program for patients receiving an injectable diabetes medication improved medication adherence by 24%.

June 14, 2012

A significant growth opportunity for independent pharmacy may be in its sales of over-the-counter products, according to a recent white paper published by the Hamacher Resource Group.

June 13, 2012

The National Rural Health Association on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., strongly supporting the bill she introduced in March — H.R. 4215, the Medicare Pharmacy Transparency and Fair Auditing Act.

June 13, 2012

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Monday announced its 12th year of partnership with Walgreens on the Career Explorers Program, a program designed to give high school junior and senior minority students a look at what goes into becoming a pharmacist.

June 11, 2012

Pharmacy benefits administrator Argus Health Systems has signed a deal with Amber Pharmacy to provide expanded specialty pharmacy options to patients, Argus said.

June 11, 2012

If it's good for the goose, then it's good for the gander. That's what was in a recent letter from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to the National Association of Community Pharmacists.

June 8, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association has published a special edition of its America's Pharmacist magazine, which exclusively focuses on medication adherence.

June 7, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group will present at Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot Conference to be held June 20 to 23 in Las Vegas, the company announced Thursday.

June 6, 2012

Ohio's Medicaid program has decided not to establish a competitive bidding and mandatory mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies.

June 6, 2012

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board announced the update of the pharmacy technician certification exam blueprint.

June 5, 2012

A coalition of more than 22,000 pharmacies around the country has appointed a new VP and chief privacy officer.

June 4, 2012

Calling all pharmacists: If ever there was a need for pharmacy-based patient education, that time is now. Patients will need your help to unravel the complex set of regulations spawned by health reform.

June 1, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Friday identified three problematic regulations that inhibit job creation.

June 1, 2012

Five pharmacy organizations on Thursday wrote Congress in opposition of an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act due to its potential to delay patients' timely relief from chronic pain while increasing drug costs.

May 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned parents against administering benzocaine to their teething babies and advised that parents not use benzocaine at all in children under the age of 2 years unless under the supervision of a family physician.