May 28, 2009

Walgreens is serious about cutting its operating costs — nowhere more so than in its...

April 23, 2009

For years now, pharmacy leaders at the state and national level have waged a long...

April 2, 2009

The news that CVS Caremark and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey have...

March 28, 2009

As parent company AmerisourceBergen merged more of its old Family Pharmacy network of independent drug stores and store-support services into its resurgent Good Neighbor Pharmacy operations and marketing umbrella, GNP has continued a rapid growth spurt and muscled its way into the top tier of national drug store brands.

March 28, 2009

If there’s an independent pharmacy in your market area with a Leader Pharmacy logo on the storefront — and with more than 3,400 Leader stores nationwide, chances are good that there’s one nearby — don’t be fooled by the store’s modest footprint or the folksy, mom-and-pop image it may project. The store’s owners have an arsenal of sophisticated business tools at their disposal, and the backing of an $87 billion, global health services and wholesaling giant.

March 28, 2009

Independent pharmacy has been slammed hard by the continuing slide in prescription-dispensing profits, a dismal economy and powerful chain store competitors. But with their strong ties to local communities and the patients they serve, most are weathering the storm and may emerge stronger than ever.

March 28, 2009

In its 41-year history, Medicine Shoppe International has become one of the most widespread names in the retail pharmacy business, with franchises as far away as Taiwan, India and the Middle East.

March 26, 2009

The fact that the online grassroots campaign by independent pharmacy operators has enlisted more than...

March 26, 2009

TRICARE’s pharmacy benefit covers more than 9 million active duty members of the military, retirees...

March 19, 2009

Our industry received one more reminder of the leadership retail pharmacy has shown on health...

March 1, 2009

What a difference a year makes. Walgreens’ management and shareholders were long accustomed to steady, record-breaking gains in sales and earnings, and a pedal-to-the-metal store development strategy, that made Walgreens the nation’s fastest-growing pharmacy retailer and a market leader in cities across the country. As recently as the company’s annual meeting in January 2008, former chairman and CEO Jeff Rein reaffirmed that strategy, outlining a bold plan for filling in markets across the country by opening roughly one new store every 16 hours and buying the prescription files, and sometimes the stores, of rival independent and small chain pharmacies. He also said the company aggressively would pursue new opportunities in specialty pharmacy and front-end merchandising.

February 26, 2009

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America released a report Thursday showing a record...

January 22, 2009

DMEPOS accreditation requirements threaten the availability across several durable medical equipment categories at the pharmacy,...

January 18, 2009

The Ohio Legislature’s passage of a law named for a young girl who died after...

October 19, 2008

Why not? I did. I stole every idea from Health and Human Services secretary Mike...

October 1, 2008

As part of the Behind-the-Counter Encounters campaign, Brad Sherwood stars with pharmacists in a series of video vignettes that he developed with the APhA. The vignettes portray a “day in the life” of a pharmacist and demonstrate how pharmacists can serve as trusted counselors for consumers.

September 4, 2008

Across a national drug retailing landscape where just filling a prescription increasingly is becoming a commodity, Rite Aid in the past few months, has implemented a number of programs designed to capture a greater share of scripts.

April 20, 2008

The people shaping the industry and the Drug Store News power Rx 50, as well as how chains are expanding focus amid an uncertain economy, how mass retailers are pushing pharmacy by expanding programs, how regional players are strengthening their foothold by finding a niche and how supermarkets are emphasizing the health/nutrition connection.

March 31, 2008

The home health care/durable medical equipment business is commanding a presence in drug stores. Retailers are becoming aware of the huge demand for these products as the population ages and needs both the equipment to support mobility and independence, and the ability to manage diseases at home.

October 10, 2007

Maryland community pharmacy owners are asking U.S. House majority leader Steny Hoyer to bring H.R....

October 9, 2007

Expected to soon debut at Sephora is the Tummy Flattening Gel from Sovage Dermatologic Laboratories....

September 30, 2007

Rite Aid is asking patients to vote for their Favorite Pharmacist by sharing stories of...

August 30, 2007

Pacific Bioscience announced a voluntary recall-exchange of its Clarisonic Skin Care System, based on a...

August 28, 2007

GlaxoSmithKline talks about its customized pharmacy solutions at the 2007 NACDS Pharmacy and Technology conference in Boston.