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...

November 1, 2010

Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX has partnered with Healthcare Data Solutions to provide users of...

November 1, 2010

A recent study of diabetes information shared on Facebook raised questions about the accuracy of...

October 28, 2010

Rite Aid pharmacist and regional pharmacy recruiter Donna Hazel was named the 2010 Pennsylvania Pharmacist...

October 27, 2010

Procter & Gamble is looking to expand its open innovation partnerships, which would triple the...

October 25, 2010

Standard Homeopathic Co., which manufactures homeopathic products under the Hyland’s brand in mass retail, on...