August 31, 2015

Some 70% of employers have curbed cost increase by focusing on employee wellness and 76% did so by adding or expanding consumer-directed plans

August 28, 2015

Perrigo announced Friday that it had completed its $224 million (€200 million) acquisition of several OTC brands from GlaxoSmithKline’s OTC portfolio.

August 27, 2015

The affiliation encourages collaboration between the health care providers and MinuteClinic providers to improve coordination of care for patients seen at MinuteClinic locations. 

August 26, 2015

In honor of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, Meijer announced Wednesday that it will double match every customer's $10 Simply Give donation made Sept. 3 to 5.

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 19, 2015

TruMedicines on Tuesday launched a 40-day Kickstarter campaign for a smartphone app that promotes medication safety.

August 11, 2015

The medication synchronization service allows patients to pick up all their medication in a monthly pharmacy visit and manage their prescriptions online. 

August 10, 2015

Experts from the CVS Health Research Institute, writing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are calling for a reconsideration of treatment guidelines for high cholesterol as PCSK9 inhibitors hit the market.

August 4, 2015

CVS Health's implementation of Specialty Connect had a greater effect on revenues than prescription volumes.

August 4, 2015

Since the inception of Meijer's free prescription program in 2006, more than 27 million free prescriptions have been filled, saving Meijer customers more than $390 million.

July 30, 2015

CVS Health has entered into two new clinical affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2015

CVS Health and IBM on Thursday announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing for care management services for patients with chronic disease.

July 29, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and its member state boards of pharmacy are planning to enhance several of its examination and assessment programs to better reflect the evolving practice of pharmacy. Changes will begin in November 2015.