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.

February 2, 2015

A proposal in the Budget of the U.S. government, fiscal year 2016 calls for an increase in retail pharmacy prescription drug co-pays.

February 2, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has issued a report underscoring the need for the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain Program as a public health initiative to help consumers distinguish legitimate online pharmacies from rogue online drug sellers.

January 27, 2015

Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to Tuesday’s hearing titled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

January 22, 2015

Four House representatives on Thursday reintroduced legislation designed to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion and ensure patient access to necessary medications.

January 13, 2015

A new analysis by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the CVS Health Research Institute, published online first in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that enhanced prescription drug insurance can improve patient health outcomes and reduce use of other (often costly) healthcare services.