August 23, 2015

Bruce Berger, president of Berger Consulting, advised NACDS TSE attendees that a pharmacist can improve patients’ adherence to their medication therapy by not lecturing, scolding or preaching to them.

August 23, 2015

IMS Health’s Doug Long gave an overview of the present state of the U.S. pharmaceutical market and where it might be headed in the coming months and years at NACDS Total Store Expo on Sunday.

August 23, 2015

Gail Borgatti Croall, chief medical officer at HealthSpot, and Pat Basu, chief medical officer and president of Doctor on Demand, presented Sunday at NACDS Total Store Expo about the growing telehealth industry. 

August 22, 2015

Health insurers are responding by “changing their fundamental business model,” PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in its report on U.S. health industry trends in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. 

August 22, 2015

Driven by the funding priorities of health reform under the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians once again are moving to the center of American health care.

August 22, 2015

Like the regulatory changes that spawned the modern era of telecommunications in the mid-1990s, the health reform law has unleashed a tide of innovation and competitive disruption that’s rippling through the nation’s shifting healthcare system. 

August 22, 2015

Starting Oct. 1, under the revised rules, TRICARE beneficiaries who regularly take certain brand-name medication will have to get their prescriptions filled at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program.

August 22, 2015
By 2025, more general practice medicine will take place in a store than in a doctor’s office. That’s just one prediction for healthcare retailing unveiled by retail consultant Bryan Gildenberg in a TSE seminar on “The New Shape of Retailing” Saturday.
August 22, 2015

Variations in how states have implemented the insurance eligibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act have “led to highly diverse, geographically dependent health reform experiences,” noted PwC’s Health Research Institute, and made the states “key players in health reform.”

August 22, 2015

“A profound, and likely irreversible, impact on the business of health care.” That’s the effect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act already has had in the five years since its passage and enactment into law, PricewaterhouseCoopers said. 

August 22, 2015

Health reform is spawning new risk-sharing patient-care initiatives that are shifting the focus of health delivery.

August 21, 2015

To help parents, Bartell Drugs is providing a resource on its website that lists the various immunizations the pharmacy chain offers at its 64 locations and shares information about them.  

August 21, 2015

Brookshire Grocery announced this week that it would be equipping its pharmacies with Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology. 

August 21, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy’s summer internship and fellowship program saw 10 fellows and 25 interns spend 12 weeks gaining hands-on experience in different departments of the specialty pharmacy. 

August 21, 2015

Ateb provides technology solutions to help independent and chain pharmacies improve patient adherence through education, pharmacy interventions and patient reminders. Drug Store News recently spoke with president and CEO Frank Sheppard.

August 21, 2015

Galderma Laboratories has announced that Epiduo Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/2.5%, is available in retail pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico. 

August 21, 2015

The app allows users to find and download IMS Health data and white papers based on its analytics, healthcare expertise and global information assets.

August 21, 2015

The August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, which was released Thursday, found that bipartisan majorities of the public are in favor of lowering the costs of prescription drugs, and that opinions of the Affordable Care Act remain "largely unchanged." 

August 20, 2015

Bartell Drugs was recently recognized by accreditation organization The Compliance team for its services and medical equipment.

August 20, 2015

DSN recently sat down with KPMG's Larry Kocot — who now heads up KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight — to discuss the future of payment system reforms.

August 20, 2015

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

August 20, 2015

According to research conducted by Rand Corp., retail clinic traffic doubled each year between 2007 and 2009, to 6 million patient visits a year. Since then, the number has risen to more than 10.5 million in 2014 and rising, according to various estimates.

August 20, 2015

There are very logical reasons that a growing number of health systems, large payers and insurers continue to embrace the retail clinic model: cost and quality.

August 20, 2015

“Average telehealth costs are $40 to $50 compared to $136 to $176 for a related in-person visit, while the most common diagnoses made during telehealth visits are sinusitis, cold, flu, pertussis and urinary tract infections,” according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation April 2015 report, “Building a culture of health: The value proposition.”