April 27, 2017

With the launch, all companies can test-drive the product registry and retailers can begin to use it to evaluate products on their shelves.

April 25, 2017

It is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to market and sell products that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, mitigate or cure diseases without first demonstrating to the FDA that they are safe and effective for their labeled uses, the agency states.

April 25, 2017

On April 26 and 27, community pharmacists will meet with members of Congress to generate support for legislative priorities that improve patient access.

April 25, 2017

Two goals of Alex Gourlay’s tenure will be focusing on building trust and improving efficiency.

April 23, 2017

“Future value targeting” was the buzzword from Sunday morning’s NACDS Annual Business Program. NACDS’ “Future Value Targeting” initiative will continually look forward and anticipate the underlying issues that will impact the industry.

April 20, 2017

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson writes about how the organization’s engaged membership constantly fuel's reinvention in how NACDS navigates business, politics and policy.

April 18, 2017

The recall includes all products that retailers may have had in stock since Standard Homeopathic stopped making and shipping the medicines nationwide in October 2016.

April 14, 2017

Although 2016 saw the Food and Drug Administration approve only 22 new drugs compared with 45 approvals in 2015 and the lowest tally since 2010, many in the pharmaceutical arena remain optimistic that this year will see a reversal of that trend.

April 14, 2017

The Canadian Pharmacists Association on Thursday expressed its concern over pharmacists being left out of recently introduced legislation tweaking the country’s marijuana laws to legalize recreational pot while preserving a separate stream for medical marijuana. 

April 14, 2017

Legislation pending in both houses of Congress regarding DIR, or direct and indirect remuneration, fees are giving hope to drug stores and two of the industry’s largest advocacy groups that pharmacy benefits management companies will stop retroactively reducing payments.

April 14, 2017

State senators voted 22-9 in favor of approving a measure intended to help ease the state’s growing opioid epidemic.

April 14, 2017
The National Retail Federation has launched the next phase of a television and digital ad campaign against the tax, which is included in the House Republican tax reform plan.
April 14, 2017

This could be the year. Movement again is occurring in Congress on legislation that would confer professional provider status on pharmacists serving millions of older Americans in many parts of the country.

April 7, 2017

Retired Four-Star Marine Gen. John Allen, speak at the Business Program on Sunday, April 23, while Richard W. Fisher, who served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to 2015, will speak at the Business Program on Tuesday, April 25.
 

April 6, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized 23andMe to market its Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk tests for 10 diseases or conditions directly to consumers.

April 6, 2017

Thomas Moriarty, who joined the company in 2012, will bring together corporate communications, legal, government affairs and public policy under one operating unit to manage the company's external affairs in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country.

April 6, 2017

The National Community Pharmacists Association is backing legislation that it says would improve pharmacy access for seniors with Medicare Part D drug plans.

April 3, 2017

Align Public Strategies managing partner Joe Kefauver takes a look at what the latest appointment to the Supreme Court could mean for the retail industry if he is confirmed. 

March 30, 2017

Four-out-of-five registered voters in Washington state believe that pharmacy benefits should be covered under Medicaid, according to a survey conducted by Morning Consult.

March 30, 2017

The support is up from last year, when more than 95 health care organizations signaled their support in similar letters to the House and Senate last September.

March 30, 2017

NPA members discussed several important issues including inclusion of dietary supplement coverage for reimbursement under HSAs and FSAs.

March 30, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 29, that First Amendment free speech rights should be considered when determining how merchants disclose to their shoppers that credit card swipe fees can drive up the price of merchandise.

March 29, 2017

HB2190, which passed 81-8, amends the states medical marijuana guidelines to require medical marijuana dispensaries to appoint a pharmacist consultant who, would develop and provide training to the dispensary at least once a year and spearhead educational efforts for patients. 

March 29, 2017

2017’s theme, “Making an Impact in Patient Care,” served as a mandate for attendees to step up efforts in patient care and demonstrate why pharmacists should have a much larger role in any new federal health care policy.