July 16, 2015

Co-owners Danny, Jacob and Jared Johnson were honored for working to enhance the health of the Marble City, Ala., community.

July 7, 2015

Health Mart owners and pharmacists are putting up big numbers on the EQuIPP™ scorecard, both Steve Courtman, Health Mart president and Tony Willoughby, Health Mart’s Chief pharmacist, told Drug Store News in an exclusive interview following the Health Mart Annual Meeting at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015.

July 7, 2015

Health Mart is taking patient relationships to the next level. That was the key message Steve Courtman, Health Mart president, had for the standing room-only crowd of Health Mart pharmacy owners at the Health Mart annual meeting during McKesson ideaShare 2015.

July 7, 2015

Phil Hagerman, CEO and Chairman of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc., joined attendees as a special guest speaker for a “Specialty Lunch and Learn,” at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015. “Specialty is the new pharmacy,” Hagerman said.

July 6, 2015

The focus on education at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015 didn’t stop when the exhibit hall opened Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday in San Diego saw a robust lineup of Continuing Education and Lunch & Learn sessions that aimed to keep independent pharmacy owners and pharmacists apprised of the latest developments in patient care and the current state of the business.

July 6, 2015

Class was in session here at McKesson ideaShare 2015 on Friday with a series of Health Mart University Live! sessions focused on building leadership skills, gearing up for quality measures and a business-building workshop where owners shared best practices and opportunities to grow the business.

July 6, 2015

McKesson hosted its annual RxOwnership lunch event here on Friday at ideaShare 2015, offering an insiders’ look at the market for buying and selling pharmacies, and the considerable advantages ownership entails.

July 1, 2015

The McKesson ideaShare exhibit show floor was open Friday and Saturday, offering attendees an opportunity to learn about various Health Mart programs for their pharmacies and meet with suppliers.

June 26, 2015

Kevin Kettler, SVP marketing, U.S. Pharmaceutical at McKesson, took Drug Store News on a guided tour of the McKesson ideaShare show floor following the Opening General Session yesterday. The five stations included on the tour are designed to increase access to patients, help bring those patients into the store and maximize these patients by offering new services to bring in new revenue.

June 26, 2015

McKesson has made significant strides in the past year to deliver on the three focal points identified by the wholesaler last year to help grow the businesses of Health Mart member pharmacies and independent owner/operators partnered with McKesson, Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical unit, told a record 5,000 attendees during the Opening General Session of McKesson ideaShare 2015.

June 25, 2015

McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off Wednesday with a full day of continuing education sessions to help independent pharmacists remain at the cutting edge of patient care and pharmacy practice. Over the course of the four-day conference, McKesson will host more than 30 CE sessions, covering such important topics as medication synchronization, marketing in a digital world, building prescriber relationships and much more.

June 25, 2015

Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

The McKesson ideaShare exhibit show floor opened Thursday, June 25 immediately following the Opening General Session, and attendees were eager to start exploring the new offerings and meet with suppliers. DSN captured some of the action on the trade show floor.

June 15, 2015

Cosmederm Bioscience’s TriCalm OTC itch-relief solution was recognized in May by the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology,, which published a study finding that Cosmederm’s solution was superior to diphenhydramine 2% and hydrocortisone 1%.

May 7, 2015

A journal study found that itch reliever TriCalm was superior in performance when compared with diphenhydramine 2% and hydrocortisone 1%.

April 14, 2015

McKesson ideaShare 2015 will be held in San Diego this year June 24-28. 

February 6, 2015

They’re singing the blues in Knoxville, Tenn., ranked the No. 1 sickest city in the United States for the week beginning Jan. 12, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index. 

 

January 29, 2015

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now.

 

December 12, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced the election of Troy Trygstad, the re-election of Leonard Edloe and appointment of Ed Hamilton.

 

November 3, 2014

Coenzyme Q10 — a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement — provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms.

September 15, 2014

Target has announced plans for its sixth TargetExpress store, opening in the South Park area of San Diego in July 2015.

July 28, 2014

At the latest McKesson ideaShare, Drug Store News had an opportunity to sit down with Bob Graul, national VP of RxOwnership, and have an in-depth discussion on what RxOwnership is all about.

July 15, 2014

John Biles, who led the University of Southern California’s School of Pharmacy for 27 years, died June 27.

 

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego.