March 18, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its largely similar version of the bill (H.R. 471) in April 2015.

March 18, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index on Thursday indicated that most of the nation is contending with relatively high levels of flu incidence for the week of March 13, with Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee topping the charts in states with flu activity.

March 18, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance also continues to hold warrants to purchase an additional 22.7 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock, which Walgreens Boots Alliance has the right to exercise beginning in March 2017.

March 17, 2016

On the first day of the 2016 NACDS RxIMPACT Day, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recognized executives from Supervalu, Kinney Drugs and Rite Aid and a student from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy for their advocacy efforts.

March 17, 2016

The first 30-second ad — called “Effective” — debuted today during the launch of NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill, when nearly 400 pharmacy advocates will meet with 90% of the U.S. Congress to discuss key patient care issues.

March 17, 2016

An innovative makeup tool that has been featured on E! News, The Today Show and The Ellen Show is now available at Walmart.

March 17, 2016

CVS Pharmacy on Wednesday relaunched the exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics collection at Spring Studios in New York City. 

March 17, 2016

OptumRx is UnitedHealth Group’s free-standing pharmacy care services business, managing more than one billion prescriptions annually.

March 17, 2016

As new blood cancer therapies come to market and patients are able to manage their disease with oral medications at home, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy pharmacists are well-positioned on the front lines.

March 16, 2016

DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit in December, bringing together a leading panel of executives for an in-depth discussion into how retailers and suppliers can drive more productive partnerships, unlock category growth and ultimately forge more meaningful connections between consumers and their brands.

March 16, 2016

This year's flu season, while still relatively low, is showing no signs of abating, Bloomberg reported Friday. "While the number of Americans going to the doctor for flu-like symptoms has risen steadily for the past two months, accounting for 3.5% of visits for the week ended March 5, the rate remains well below seasonal peaks in recent years," Bloomberg reported. "It is still gaining, however. At a time when the flu is typically starting to dissipate, it is now accounting for more visits at this time of year than during the last four seasons, according to CDC data." (Bloomberg)

 

March 16, 2016

In partnership with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, CVS Health Foundation has committed $5 million in grants over five years to nonprofit organizations that are committed to educating young people about the dangers of tobacco.

March 16, 2016

Mary Ellen Adcock succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement was previously announced. Adcock currently serves as vice president of operations for Kroger's Columbus division.

March 16, 2016

Mars Chocolate North America is pitting Right TWIX against Left TWIX in a funny promotion to determine once and for all which one is America's favorite TWIX.

March 16, 2016
SAN ANTONIO - Health insurance company Humana has opened its second retail pharmacy in Texas at San Antonio medical practice MCCI Medical Group De Leon, San Antonio Express News reported Tuesday. "The retail pharmacies are intended to serve Humana’s Medicare Advantage customers and its commercial health plan customers," the news agency reported. "Humana has been opening its pharmacies in states where it has the most Medicare Advantage customers ... Humana has more than 550,000 customers in Texas enrolled in these types of plans." (San Antonio Express
March 16, 2016

With Roche’s Accu-Chek Connect application customers can connect compatible devices with their Walgreens Balance Rewards account and start earning points.

March 15, 2016

Antitrust clearance of the acquisition was obtained last week. The company expects to close on the transaction in the coming weeks, pending customary legal and bankruptcy court approvals.   

March 15, 2016

IRI will work with Albertsons to facilitate collaboration between Albertsons Companies and its manufacturer partners to make better and faster decisions, founded in data and insights.

March 15, 2016

Patients who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are provided a list of physicians in the area who are accepting new patients.

March 15, 2016

In this special report, Drug Store News takes an in-depth look at community pharmacy and its growing role in helping to lower healthcare costs and expand patient access in the United States.

March 15, 2016

During the evening, attendees were treated to presentations by Schiffer and Vitamin Angels’ board member and media personality, Sara Snow. 

March 14, 2016

Ahold shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company`s proposal to merge with Delhaize Group.

March 14, 2016

Benzer Specialty Pharmacy offers a hub and spoke specialty model for independent pharmacies.

March 14, 2016

Dove is teaming up with Twitter on another effort to change the conversation about women on social media.