February 25, 2014

DSN recently caught up with Dick Domann, VP pharmacy services for TrialCard, to talk about adherence and abandonment solutions. Capturing otherwise lost scripts is a significant opportunity for retail pharmacy, and TrialCard has a tool to help reclaim those prescriptions.

January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

August 27, 2013

How can retail pharmacy play a greater role in battling the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic? Data. To shed light on how CVS Caremark tapped its extensive prescribing database to identify signs of potential inappropriate prescribing, CVS Caremark¹s Troy Brennan talked with DSN about the program and the ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.

August 20, 2013

A pair of pharmacists from Whitsett, N.C., were the winners of a special text-to-vote competition to highlight independent pharmacy best practices at the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference.

August 5, 2013

Rob Hooper, national sales manager for OTC with Actavis Pharmaceutical, sat down with DSN to discuss how Actavis is preparing for the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo. Actavis Pharmaceutical, one of the leaders in the OTC private label industry and recently acquired by Watson Pharmaceutical, plans to leverage its extensive experience within the prescription medicine business to offer best-in-class options across store brand products.

July 10, 2013

DSN had the opportunity to speak with Christian Tadrus, who has been the pharmacist at Sam’s Health Mart in the Colombia, Mo. area, since 1997. Tadrus, a member of McKesson’s Sponsored Clinical Services pharmacy network, participates in a number of adherence support programs, including the award-winning Pharmacy Intervention adherence coaching program, StudyLink patient recruitment for clinical trials program, and the RxRapid Response pharmacist survey program.

May 6, 2013

There is no substitute for the face-to-face counsel of the pharmacist in improving patient adherence — and he’s got the data to prove it. That’s the message Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson had for DSNTV in part two of a frank and broad-ranging interview about the state of the industry, the role community pharmacy can play in healthcare reform and the results of an exciting new study that validates the role companies like his can play to innovate patient care, improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

April 12, 2013

Westport VP and general manager Paul Hemings spoke with DSN about the company's introduction of Zephrex-D, a meth-resistant pseudoephedrine product, to market. Beyond taking a bite out of the $23.5 billion methamphetamine trade, Hemings discussed the benefits of having Zephrex-D behind the pharmacy counter.

April 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Greg Bradley — president and CEO of Advantage Consumer Healthcare, a full turnkey solution center for over-the-counter medicines reaching the market — for an overview of the new marketing and sales solution company as it has recently brought to market OraSure Technologies' OraQuick Advance, a take-home HIV test kit that the Food and Drug Administration recently approved for the self-care market, and Westport Pharmaceuticals' Zephrex-D, a pseudoephedrine product with a unique point of differentiation.

July 11, 2012

DSN talked to Cardinal Health SVP independent sales Steve Lawrence about the big news from Cardinal’s 2012 Retail Business Conference, including a best practices competition for its customers, its Women in Pharmacy program and Cardinal’s joint outreach program with the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

October 13, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

September 29, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has outlined its latest model for medication therapy management that it hopes will increase adherence and improve outcomes among Medicare Part D beneficiaries. 

September 28, 2015

Dr. Reddy's is the latest company to introduce a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Nexium capsules. 

September 28, 2015

Aurobindo’s latest generic is of Pfizer’s Lopid, which treats high cholesterol alongside diet and exercise.

September 28, 2015

Under the terms of the consent decree, the company will not be allowed to manufacture or sell dietary supplement products until the FDA has determined that the business is in compliance.

September 28, 2015

The Pharmabox automated retailing center provides more than 150 of the top selling brands typically found in a retail pharmacy.

September 28, 2015

Target’s pharmacy and clinics are prepared for flu season, with some new offerings this year. 

September 25, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a letter to the editor in response to a Sept. 5 article in The Washington Post about efforts to improve medication adherence through research and patient-focused strategies.

September 25, 2015

Health benefit plan cost trend rates for 2016 will increase for most medical plan options and increase substantially for prescription drug coverage to double-digit rates, according to forecasts compiled in the 2016 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal’s nineteenth annual survey of health plan cost trends. Trend is the forecast of annual gross per capita claims cost increases.

September 24, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its generic of AstraZeneca’s Prilosec (omeprazole) delayed-release capsules. 

September 24, 2015

The discount program’s website provides members online tools for finding participating pharmacies, as well as drug prices and availability. 

September 23, 2015

As both the Butte and Valley Fire raged in northern California, the state’s board of pharmacy held an emergency meeting to ensure that those affected by the blazes have access to medications.

September 23, 2015

The launch comes after Camber’s parent company, Hetero Labs received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.