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.

December 18, 2014

In a letter to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission on Thursday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans, and for the Department of Defense.

December 18, 2014

UnitedHealthcare has announced the winners of the second annual UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

December 11, 2014

After a recent spike in the prices charged for some generic drugs led to outcries from pharmacists, patient advocates and federal lawmakers, a report issued last month suggests that drug costs can be controlled if the Food and Drug Administration changes the way it handles reviews and approvals.

 
December 11, 2014

Pharmacists, patients and payers must work together to take advantage of med sync tools and help alleviate the issue of medication nonadherence, stated B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, in a statement issued on Thursday.

December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products.

 

November 19, 2014

7‑Eleven, which has long offered single-dose blister packs of the most popular, national brand over-the-counter medications, on Tuesday entered the private-label drug business.

November 5, 2014

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield patients can now have prescriptions filled at Wegmans, with free home delivery.

 

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced plans to survey pharmacists and patients about their experiences resulting from changes in generic drug pill appearance.

October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Frank Iannarone III, owner of Madison Pharmacy in Madison, N.J., was named the winner of the 2014 NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

October 17, 2014

Purdue Pharma has launched an awareness campaign to address specific knowledge gaps among pharmacists related to its Schedule III extended-release transdermal opioid, Butrans.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., earlier this month launched an investigation into soaring generic drug prices.

October 10, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It¹s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business. Download this exclusive report.

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s final rule moving hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II officially went into effect on Monday. 

October 8, 2014

Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania state legislature is raising the eyebrows of several industry members, including the National Community Pharmacists Association, which stated that the legislation in its current form would "severely limit access to more affordable medications, vastly increase overall healthcare costs to Pennsylvania businesses and citizens and add cumbersome reporting requirements on healthcare providers."

October 1, 2014

October is recognized as American Pharmacists Month and the American Pharmacists Association wants to send a clear message: “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine.”

September 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 by renewing its community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement.