March 22, 2013

In my last UpMarketing post, Dart and Science, I described how combining quantitative and qualitative research with good old-fashioned gut instincts can drive results. This post examines a related topic: big data. Everyone’s talking about the mountains of data at their fingertips, just waiting for analysis and action. But it seems that no one has figured out an effective way to begin excavating to find the hidden treasure.

September 18, 2012

In part two, DSN asks pharmacists to name their top OTC brand recommendations across 15 core product categories.

April 25, 2012

Careers in Pharmacy prepares students and prospective students for a career in pharmacy with articles on the latest career options, how to prepare for a pharmacy career, pharmacy practice in the new healthcare system and a list of U.S. pharmacy colleges, as well as profiles of day-to-day responsibilities of pharmacists in different sectors of the pharmacy industry.

March 19, 2012

DSN's Pharmacy Technology Report takes a look at the hottest technology in the health-and-wellness space and where investors are looking to take health IT in the future. Also included is DSN's exclusive roundtable discussion with leading pharmacy retailers and executives from leading and emerging healthcare technology companies, which included new technologies to improve compliance, self-care and pharmacist-patient interactions.

December 7, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas — Blending the power of one of the most widely used pharmacy automation systems with a massive database of prescribing physicians, two major pharmacy technology providers have unveiled a new partnership designed to give dispensing pharmacists immediate access to real-time prescriber data.


Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX and Healthcare Data Solutions announced the alliance in November. The goal, according to both companies, is to link users of the PDX Pharmacy System with a real-time prescriber verification process.


December 7, 2010

Sometimes shifting trends in business, society or technology can seem to crystallize, giving business leaders who are paying attention a clear view of a market’s future direction and forcing a fundamental realignment of their companies’ strategy. Such was the case four years ago for Innovation Associates, a leading pharmacy technology provider and the company behind the PharmAssist robotic automation system.

December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — The leading maker of home prescription lockboxes has unveiled a high-tech security device that brings cutting-edge fingerprint recognition technology to consumers.


The Rx DrugSafe Medicine Lockbox, unveiled by Rx Safes, provides home security by only allowing access to parents, guardians or other authorized users, the company said. Each safe can recognize up to 120 users through their fingerprints, and can store up to 12 medication bottles.


December 7, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Building up its automated packaging capabilities for high-output pharmacies, Tension International Automation Solutions has acquired the exclusive rights to Maverick Enterprise’s automation technology.


The agreement includes Maverick’s UPM Tote and BottlePacker systems, along with the company’s Single BottlePacker and ErgoPack packaging technologies. TIAS also will take over service and support for Maverick’s existing automation systems.


December 7, 2010

Independent and chain pharmacy groups are making a new push to stake a firm claim to the new healthcare system emerging with the health-reform law enacted earlier this year.

December 3, 2010

Community pharmacists still are among the nation’s most trusted professionals. That’s the finding from Gallup’s newly released "Honesty and Ethics" survey.

December 3, 2010

Integrated pharmacy systems provider PDX and Health Market Science, a leading source for health provider data and solutions, have teamed up to improve the accuracy and safety of the prescription verification process.

November 16, 2010

A group representing the nation's independent pharmacies praised a local drug store's participation in a...

November 14, 2010

The drumbeat in support of an expanded universally recognized role for pharmacists in helping patients...

November 14, 2010

The natural affinity that has sprung up between independent pharmacy and the generic drug industry—both...

November 14, 2010

Rite Aid “likes” this....

November 14, 2010

A new national survey of U.S. adults has found that 72% of Americans believed there...

November 14, 2010

A drug made by Pfizer may help decrease the risk of cardiovascular death or heart...

November 11, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association heralded the...

November 9, 2010

A company that provides pharmaceutical care for the elderly is splitting its pharmacy services business...

November 8, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday unveiled its complete list of newly installed officers and...

November 7, 2010

The independent pharmacy industry’s top group-purchasing organization and its top lobbying and advocacy group on...

November 4, 2010

An investigative treatment for hepatitis C got strong results in patients who had failed previous...

November 4, 2010

It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less...

November 1, 2010

Amgen's SVP research and development, Joe Miletich, urged members of a Food and Drug Administration...