December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

July 10, 2013

DSN had the opportunity to speak with Christian Tadrus, who has been the pharmacist at Sam’s Health Mart in the Colombia, Mo. area, since 1997. Tadrus, a member of McKesson’s Sponsored Clinical Services pharmacy network, participates in a number of adherence support programs, including the award-winning Pharmacy Intervention adherence coaching program, StudyLink patient recruitment for clinical trials program, and the RxRapid Response pharmacist survey program.

October 3, 2012

DSN recently caught up with Sajid Syed, president of Acro Pharmaceutical Services, to talk about how the company works with what he calls the "four P's" — the patient, physician, pharmaceutical manufacturer and payer — to provide an array of specialty pharmacy services to clients.

July 22, 2015

Markwins International Corp., a color cosmetics company, has named Jeff Rogers as president of Physician’s Formula group.

July 16, 2015

More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.

July 7, 2015

Health Mart owners and pharmacists are putting up big numbers on the EQuIPP™ scorecard, both Steve Courtman, Health Mart president and Tony Willoughby, Health Mart’s Chief pharmacist, told Drug Store News in an exclusive interview following the Health Mart Annual Meeting at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015.

June 25, 2015

DSN had an opportunity to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing about helping Health Mart owners and pharmacists promote their pharmacies their way. With more customizable tools and resources to promote their specific service offerings to local patients and prescribers, Health Mart stores can attract new patients and reinforce their value to existing patients.

June 24, 2015

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations, bringing the total number of clinical collaborations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to nearly 60 major health systems and healthcare providers across the country.

May 20, 2015

A new and radically different concept for frontline health care emerged last year when Walmart unveiled its first Walmart Care Clinics in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. If things go according to plan, patients and health plan payers across the United States can look forward to a cheaper and more affordable alternative to the family doctor for nearly all their primary care needs.

May 18, 2015

Pharmacists who participated in a care team for patients with high blood pressure helped lower chances of death by stroke by 23%. 

April 22, 2015

Picking up almost 600 new stores in 2014, McKesson’s Health Mart is a forward-thinking pharmacy franchisor that focuses on a key component of community pharmacy success — the pharmacist-patient relationship.

April 22, 2015

Compared with primary care practices and emergency rooms, there is no difference at retail clinics in overall acute respiratory infections antibiotic prescribing, according the study published online in The American Journal of Managed Care.

April 16, 2015

The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Marc Watkins as VP and corporate medical director, reporting directly to Kenneth Patric, chief medical officer.

April 15, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced the launch of its newest evaluation program, which creates a roadmap for how sites delivering intermittent or outpatient treatment — but do not act as a primary care provider for a majority of its patients — can fit into the medical home neighborhood.

April 8, 2015

Community Healthcare Network is accepting applications to the first Nurse Practitioners post-graduate primary care residency program in New York State, one of only a handful of primary care residencies in the nation.
 

March 24, 2015

A new report by Shoppers Drug Mart and Great-West Life demonstrates the importance of pharmacist interventions in diabetes management.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.

March 13, 2015

Six years. That’s how long it usually takes for any candidate to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD, now required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. In addition, PharmD graduates also must pass state licensure examinations required by state boards of pharmacy in all 50 states.

March 13, 2015

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.”

March 4, 2015

The introduction in January of bipartisan legislation that would grant retail pharmacists provider status for Medicare patients in “underserved” communities certainly sounds like a step in the right direction.

February 11, 2015

The majority of Americans are not fully satisfied with their doctor-patient relationship, and many lack the tools to evaluate their options and make better care decisions.

February 5, 2015

In this issue, DSN looks at another three hot spot issues identified by PwC’s HRI that will help define how health care is provided in 2015.

February 5, 2015

Doctors making house calls? It sounds so ... 19th century, conjuring up images of a tweedy medical practitioner arriving on someone’s doorstep by horse and buggy with a medical bag and a stethoscope.

February 2, 2015

The number of nurse practitioners licensed in the United States has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of Dec. 31, 2014, according to data recently released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.