In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.
Teva on Thursday became the first company to get U.S. approval for its generic Viagra from the Food and Drug Administration. Regulatory Focus is reporting that according to Teva, the erectile dysfunction generic will start being marketed in December 2017, due to a settlement the company reached with Pfizer, which makes Viagra. The drug was approved in 25- 50- and 100-mg dosage strengths. (Regulatory Focus)
Held April 9-10, “Exploring Successful Management for Pharmacy Operations” will look at objectives, approaches, tools and technology that can help pharmacies keep up with a constantly changing industry landscape.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the list of people honored this year as We Work for Health Champions. The honorees are made up of 13 employees from 12 biopharmaceutical companies who nominated by their peers and recognized for their commitment to their policy advocacy and community service efforts.
FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat pharmacy, in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, has rolled out a new campaign featuring patients living with MS. As part of the campaign, the company released a video of one MS patients, highlighting the story of one of the 350,000 to 500,000 people diagnosed with MS.
Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.
“Better care, smarter spending, healthier people.” Those were the goals set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September when it unveiled plans for a five-year federal experiment to gauge the effectiveness of expanded medication therapy management for Medicare patients.
Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year.
As retail pharmacy increasingly becomes a healthcare destination, new telehealth models are helping to expand both access to care and the scope of care. Telehealth’s role in retail healthcare delivery was explored by MinuteClinic VP medical operations Tobias Barker as part of a six-part Retail Healthcare Webinar series, produced by Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association.
As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.