August 27, 2013

How can retail pharmacy play a greater role in battling the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic? Data. To shed light on how CVS Caremark tapped its extensive prescribing database to identify signs of potential inappropriate prescribing, CVS Caremark¹s Troy Brennan talked with DSN about the program and the ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.

August 5, 2013

Rob Hooper, national sales manager for OTC with Actavis Pharmaceutical, sat down with DSN to discuss how Actavis is preparing for the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo. Actavis Pharmaceutical, one of the leaders in the OTC private label industry and recently acquired by Watson Pharmaceutical, plans to leverage its extensive experience within the prescription medicine business to offer best-in-class options across store brand products.

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.

July 11, 2012

DSN talked to Cardinal Health SVP independent sales Steve Lawrence about the big news from Cardinal’s 2012 Retail Business Conference, including a best practices competition for its customers, its Women in Pharmacy program and Cardinal’s joint outreach program with the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

April 22, 2015

What supermarket pharmacy provider scores highest in consumer satisfaction? That would be Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, the largest employee-owned U.S. grocery chain.

April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 21, 2015

Less than 1% of all pharmaceutical reports to American Association of Poison Control Centers associated with homeopathic medicines, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists told the Food and Drug Administration.

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 15, 2015

The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association recently recognized pharmacists for their efforts in prescription medication misuse prevention.

April 14, 2015

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about why Congress needs to rethink current DEA regulations that block access to medications to chronic pain patients.

 

April 7, 2015

The disparity between reimbursement rates and generic drug costs caused by a lag in payment is forcing many community pharmacies to operate at a negative margin.

March 17, 2015

A new Harris Poll reveals some surprise findings on Americans' preference for generic or branded drugs.

March 16, 2015

The letter to the editor emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and diversion.

March 13, 2015

How do the nation’s pharmacists rate with Americans? According to Gallup, the answer is very, very high year after year.

March 13, 2015

Pharmacies and clinics on wheels? That’s the premise behind the growing effort by retail pharmacy and clinic providers to expand their reach via specially equipped buses and other vehicles that provide on-the-spot, temporary access to needed health services in hundreds of communities nationwide.

March 13, 2015

Thank you to the 114th Congress for welcoming the participants in the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill! We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the key policy issues that shape pharmacy patient care for your constituents.

March 5, 2015

CHPA announced its strong support for the Restoring Access to Medicines Act of 2015 (H.R. 1270).

February 26, 2015

Congress introdues legislation to protect FDA user fees from sequestration. 

February 20, 2015

The recently introduced Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 receives support from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

February 12, 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation to help curb prescription drug diversion and abuse and protect patients in need of medication.

February 10, 2015

China Jo-Jo Drugstores entered into a service agreement with Alibaba Health Information Technology to utilize its electronic prescription platform. 

February 9, 2015

Under new bipartisan legislation, seniors would have more convenient access to discounted or "preferred" co-pays for prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice.

February 5, 2015

HDMA recognized four members of Congress with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.