February 23, 2017

Drug retail same-store sales enjoyed a 3.4% increase in the Canadian retailer’s fourth quarter, and increased by 4% for all of 2016.

February 23, 2017

"This new retail offering complements our virtual care, urgent care and same-day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services,” Piedmont CEO Kevin Brown said.

February 22, 2017

Benzer Pharmacy’s program will focus on medication therapy management, chronic disease state management, asthma education and business development. 

February 22, 2017

DIRs are as much about patient access as it is about pharmacy business issues.

February 22, 2017

The pharmacy staff at cancer-specialized specialty pharmacies have completed a cancer-focused curriculum of advanced education courses, focused on colorectal, lung, prostate and breast cancer, as well as various blood cancers.

February 21, 2017

Based on early data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported that flu vaccines this season are reducing a vaccinated person’s risk of getting sick and having to go to the doctor because of flu by about half (48%).

February 21, 2017
The approved generic is distributed by Zoetis, and Anzac Animal Health sponsored the application.
February 21, 2017

The operator of 10 pharmacies will offer in-store specials for a 10-week period.

February 17, 2017

An analysis from Decision Resources Group examines the potential fallout for retail clinics from changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare funding. 

February 17, 2017

The oral solution is a generic of Endo Pharmaceuticals’s Hycodan Oral Solution, 5 mg/1.5 mg per 5 ml.

February 17, 2017

Northwestern Ohio’s The Courier is reporting that CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo delivered a speech at Ohio Northern University titled “Driving More Affordable, Accessible and Effective Care,” in which he noted the ways pharmacy can help drive down healthcare costs. He said that retail pharmacy will play a key role in combatting such issues as medication non-adherence and stepping into primary care. “Retail pharmacy is oftentimes the front door to health care,” he reportedly said. “It provides more opportunities to interact with patients than any other site of care.” (The Courier)

February 16, 2017

Administered as an injection, it is intended for patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy and have failed to respond, or have stopped responding to other systemic therapies. 

February 16, 2017
The asthma maintenance treatment is now indicated for children ages 6 years and older. It had previously been approved as an asthma treatment for adults and adolescents. 
February 16, 2017

Open to all independent pharmacies, the event will take place April 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

February 16, 2017

The company will distribute the drug on behalf of its partner, Mikart, which developed the product and also is manufacturing the product. 

February 16, 2017

Kroger subsidiary has launched this service at 215 of its clinics located inside select Kroger, Dillons, Fry’s, Jay C and King Soopers in 10 states.

February 15, 2017

"A previous version of the bill generated plenty of bipartisan, bicameral support last year, even though it was introduced only weeks before the 114th Congress adjourned," noted NCPA CEO Doug Hoey.

February 15, 2017

Genoa’s on-site pharmacy, slated to open in April, will operate at the HMS clinic in Lordsburg, N.M., and will be the only full-service pharmacy in Hidalgo county, bringing services to some 5,000 residents. 

February 15, 2017
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch on Tuesday addressed the annual meeting of the Association for Accessible Medicines (the newly adopted name of the former Generic Pharmaceutical Association), calling on generics makers to “produce the savings for this country, not the costs,” according to WAJR. Bresch said that the AAM’s new name, which comes alongside the launch of a new campaign “Keeping Medicines Within Reach” shows “the dramatic shift in how healthcare is being delivered in our country, and the increasing importance for patients approaching the pharmacy counter to experience the true savings that our medicines provide.” (WAJR)
 
February 15, 2017

Naloxone is also available for purchase without patient specific prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacies in 17 additional states.

February 15, 2017

The Texas Pharmacy Association’s project will connect a network of community pharmacists in three Texas communities to physicians, clinics and hospitals in an effort to improve patient adherence and save on overall healthcare costs.

February 15, 2017

Upsher-Smith Laboratories and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations have recognized 43 pharmacists across the country with a 2016 NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award.

February 14, 2017

Aetna will pay Humana $1 billion as a result of the termination of the merger agreement. Additionally, Aetna has terminated its previously announced agreement to sell certain Medicare Advantage assets to Molina Healthcare.

February 14, 2017

Benzer Pharmacy, fresh off opening its first location in California, is continuing to enter new states.