June 24, 2016

"The health care market is evolving to a value-based model, and it's more important than ever for community pharmacies to evolve their business model today," stated Bradley Arthur, NCPA president.

June 23, 2016

Specifically, CMS' proposed guidance would standardize the reporting by PDP sponsors of price concessions received from, and incentive payments made to, participating network pharmacies.

June 23, 2016

McKesson and its Health Mart pharmacies rely on HRG for front-end category management solutions for their independent pharmacy customers.

June 23, 2016

With the addition of 39 rebranded CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores, the company now has its first presence in the Centennial State.

June 23, 2016

There are now 28 MinuteClinic locations in South Florida, including clinics in select CVS Pharmacy stores and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

June 23, 2016

"When a consumer moves from a relationship rooted in ‘me’ to one powered by ‘we,’ a new world of buying and advocacy potential opens up for a brand,” suggested Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman

June 23, 2016

HRG’s Dave Wendland explores the unrealized opportunity for retailers and suppliers created by the hospital to home transition. 

June 22, 2016

The new app taps into the product databases on boots.com with iPad, and uses its analytics to enable colleagues to easily make recommendations to customers as well as view item location and online inventory.

June 22, 2016

Sobeys Inc. has named a former Home Depot executive as the Canadian retailer's chief merchandising officer.

June 22, 2016

Rite Aid, one of the nation's leading drug store chains and Health Dialog’s parent company, will offer the personal health portal to eligible associates starting later this summer.

June 22, 2016

Headquartered in New York, Snow Phipps has overseen the deployment of over $1.7 billion of private equity capital and co-investments in 17 platform investments and over 25 add-on acquisitions since inception.

June 22, 2016

Ralphs new president is a 29-year Kroger veteran, coming up the ranks at Fry's and corporate.

June 22, 2016

Citing sources familiar with the negotiations, Reuters on Tuesday reported that McKesson is in talks about merging its information technology unit with healthcare technology company Change Healthcare. "A combination of McKesson’s IT unit with Change Healthcare would create one of the biggest players in the healthcare information technology sector, potentially worth more than $10 billion, including debt," Reuters reported. "[However], there is no certainty that a combination with Change Healthcare, or that any transaction involving Technology Solutions [McKesson's healthcare IT unit], will occur." (Reuters)

June 22, 2016

To act under the standing order, Texas pharmacists will need to complete a one-hour course on dispensing naloxoine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in coordination with TPA.

June 21, 2016

The research also identified another, and perhaps more surprising, finding: fewer than one-in-five retailers focus on ROI as a key metric of the success of their loyalty program.

June 21, 2016

In addition to the 2,900 stores which will stock a wide assortment of healthy foods by year end, another 360 stores will receive significant additional enhancements to the layout of food, beauty and OTCs.

June 21, 2016

MinuteClinic locations in Dallas-Fort Worth are affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

June 21, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the "Restoring Access to Medications Act" Tuesday, which would make over-the-counter medicines re-eligible for purchase with a health savings account, Forbes reported. "It’s not surprising that HSAs have gone from partisan football to bipartisan cum-bay-yah in recent years. Over 20 million Americans now have a health insurance plan with an HSA," Forbes reported. "HSAs are making Obamacare a less unaffordable option for families. They are an integral and growing part of the national health insurance landscape." (Forbes)

June 21, 2016

ClickList, which is exclusive to Kroger, allows customers to shop online and pick up their order curbside at a participating store location.

June 21, 2016

ModiFace, which creates augmented reality technology for the beauty and medical industries, has launched the world's first conversational beauty adviser for Facebook Messenger.

June 21, 2016

Two-thirds of Americans with household income exceeding $500,000 annually are interested in "luxury" health and wellness items, according to a recent Robb Report survey.

June 20, 2016

Is your organization aligned with your top customers? What is valuable in the eyes of the retailer is very different today than it was yesterday. With that in mind, Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum will co-host the next edition of the jointly produced 10X Thought Leadership Series, “The Growth Summit – Ideas That Matter,” Aug. 5 in Boston, at the historic Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

June 20, 2016

Industry partners are working on a second CAST school, with an announcement about the site and career pathways expected later this year.

June 20, 2016

To help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about aspirin use, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new, free, mobile app, "Aspirin-Guide" that calculates both the cardiovascular disease risk score and the bleeding risk score for an individual patient, and helps clinicians decide which patients are appropriate candidates for the use of low-dose aspirin (75 to 81 mg daily).