April 22, 2015

Is this the year that restrictions on the use of over-the-counter medicines in conjunction with a flexible savings account are lifted? If you consider the value proposition — the $102 billion saved each year by the use of OTC medicines — and that health care is moving toward a more value-based, outcomes-driven system, it would certainly seem so.

April 22, 2015

Established in 1942, Lewis Drug made its mark as the first self-service drug store in South Dakota. Today, Lewis continues to go strong with an even greater emphasis on improving patient health outcomes.

April 22, 2015

Kmart has diligently worked to ensure that its pharmacies are the outlets of choice for customers.

April 22, 2015

Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.

April 22, 2015

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 19% of OTC sales and 27% of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 22, 2015

With a new store format rolling out across its network and a successful medication synchronization program well underway, Thrifty White is working hard to stay abreast of the changing retail pharmacy landscape.

April 22, 2015

With the United States expected to face a growing shortage of primary care physicians over the next decade, support for point-of-care testing in community pharmacies is growing.

April 22, 2015

If you were impressed by the recent switches of Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Nexium 24HR or Flonase — well-executed and model switches — well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

April 22, 2015

In early 2015, Bartell Drugs celebrated its 125th anniversary and named a new president.

April 22, 2015

Following Perrigo's rejection of a Mylan offer, Teva moves forward with its proposed acquistion of Mylan. 

April 21, 2015

Less than 1% of all pharmaceutical reports to American Association of Poison Control Centers associated with homeopathic medicines, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists told the Food and Drug Administration.

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 21, 2015

The personal care products industry supports legislation introduced Monday that would bring greater FDA oversight. 

April 21, 2015

A new PhRMA report released Monday found that branded manufacturers invested $51.2 billion last year in R&D. 

April 21, 2015

The National Minority Quality Forum on Tuesday honored PhRMA's John Castellani, for helping to increase diversity in clinical trials. 

April 21, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday made a move for Mylan in a $40 billion deal barring Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo. 

April 20, 2015

Aurobindo Pharmacy on Monday announced that it has received the first abbreviated new drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration for cefixime for oral suspension

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

Kmart and Shop Your Way have unveiled the new Shop Your Way Pharmacy Rewards Program.
 

April 20, 2015

"Certain aspects of sporting events are similar to governmental advocacy. In both instances there are winners and losers," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey in a recent blog post. 

April 17, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week wanted consumers to stop using workout supplement Tri-Methyl Xtreme. 

April 17, 2015

Generic Pharmaceutical Association branches out with the creation of the Biosimilars Council. 

April 17, 2015

IMS Health is getting ready to launch a consumer version of its AppScript app, according to a MedCityNews report.