March 28, 2009

Dispensing prescriptions for more than 40 Congressional leaders in just one of its Washington, D.C.-area stores, CARE Pharmacies serves as an ideal touchstone on the real benefits delivered by community pharmacy.

March 28, 2009

One of the unique aspects of EPIC is its deep roots in building a consumer brand that touts the advantages of locally owned drug stores. To help accomplish this goal, Angelo Voxakis, president and CEO, said that in 2007 EPIC invested $2 million in consumer advertising to support its 650 primary members. And it is clear that the company’s Web site has been designed with the consumer in mind.

March 28, 2009

In late 2008, retail pharmacy’s fastest-growing franchise for independent owner-operators blew past a significant milestone with the addition of its 2,000th drug store member.

March 28, 2009

Independent pharmacy has been slammed hard by the continuing slide in prescription-dispensing profits, a dismal economy and powerful chain store competitors. But with their strong ties to local communities and the patients they serve, most are weathering the storm and may emerge stronger than ever.

March 28, 2009

With 3,300 members, the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative is the largest of the independent pharmacy organizations. And, early this year, the organization made it clear that it was not ready to rest on its laurels but was seeking to enhance its services and grow even larger by bringing in a new CEO with a long history of success in retail pharmacy.

March 28, 2009

In its 41-year history, Medicine Shoppe International has become one of the most widespread names in the retail pharmacy business, with franchises as far away as Taiwan, India and the Middle East.

March 28, 2009

Since 2006 PBA Health has grown from slightly more than 1,000 members to 1,800, making it the fastest-growing major pharmacy group, according to Nick Smock, CEO of the Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative. One of the things that made this growth possible is the organization’s realization that, while buying “right” will always be a key element of success for any pharmacy, two other areas are just as important: operational excellence and effective marketing.

March 26, 2009

An eye care company will work with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to...

March 26, 2009

Congress is moving on two fronts to combat organized crime against pharmacies and other retailers,...

March 26, 2009

A regional healthcare system is taking a humorous look at a serious disease....

March 26, 2009

A large drug maker has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations...

March 26, 2009

The fact that the online grassroots campaign by independent pharmacy operators has enlisted more than...

March 26, 2009

Seven healthcare organizations have joined together to help fill the gaps in diabetes care in...

March 26, 2009

State and local pharmacy leaders are reacting with alarm to a plan by Washington state’s...

March 26, 2009

TRICARE’s pharmacy benefit covers more than 9 million active duty members of the military, retirees...

March 26, 2009

Residents of Rhode Island can save an average 30% on prescription drugs using a card...

March 26, 2009

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved...

March 26, 2009

The pharmacies of SaveMart Supermarkets, as part of a co-sponsorship with Kellogg’s, on Friday announced...

March 26, 2009

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced a bill in the Senate Thursday as a companion to...

March 26, 2009

A Swedish drug maker announced Friday that it acquired an exclusive license for technology that...

March 25, 2009

Fred's on Thursday reported net income of $16.6 million for the year ended Jan. 31,...

March 25, 2009

Three phase 3 clinical trials of an investigational therapy for treating an autoimmune disease of...

March 25, 2009

Mylan could get exclusive rights to four generic drugs....

March 25, 2009

Mylan will purchase remaining shares in Matrix Labs and delist the company from Indian stock...