August 9, 2013

As part of its continued commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal Health announced that six pharmacy schools across the country will receive more than $625,000 in funding through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.

August 9, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy will include a presentation of research posters at its inaugural Strategic Business Exchange in the fall, the group said.

August 9, 2013

Amazon's grocery service might be making its way to New York next year, according to published reports.

August 8, 2013

The future is now. Material changes to health care already are impacting how independent pharmacies operate, and Cardinal Health has a host of new products and services to help their independent pharmacy partners capitalize on opportunities within that change. That was a key message for attendees of the standing-room-only opening business session, here, Thursday morning at the Washington State Convention Center, signaling the official start of the annual Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference.

August 8, 2013

One of the fastest-growing segments in health care today is home health care, which is expected to become even more important over the next decade. To help independent pharmacies take advantage of the market, Cardinal Health is giving its customers access to more than 30,000 medical products through Independence Medical, the company said at its annual Retail Business Conference for independent pharmacy owners.

August 8, 2013

By now, even a quick look at drug companies' product pipelines and patient demographics should make it clear that specialty drugs are where it's at.

August 8, 2013

Even before the official start of the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference, Medicine Shoppe International and Medicap Pharmacy franchisees came together in Seattle Wednesday at the 2013 MSI National Meeting to explore future opportunities — both as franchisees and independent owners — and to learn how Cardinal Health can help their individual pharmacy businesses succeed.

August 8, 2013

The evening before the official kick off of the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference, DSN took an opportunity to sit with Mike Kaufmann, CEO Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Segment, to discuss what RBC is all about — Cardinal Health’s commitment to the independent operator.

August 5, 2013

When Seattle-based Bartell Drugs opened its 61st store in the city's rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood, it unveiled a store that included not only a nice new format, but also a variety of amenities rarely seen in drug stores, including cold beer on tap; such pet-friendly features as water bowls, pet-hitching posts and free dog biscuits; and a selection of local spirits.

The large-scale evolution of the American drug store has mostly happened in the big, national chains, and despite some doubts from naysayers about some of the concepts in the Walgreens flagship stores, that format has already expanded to several cities. CVS and Rite Aid have expanded their respective Urban Cluster and Wellness store formats as well, providing clear indication of their popularity with consumers.

August 1, 2013

Bartell Drugs is sponsoring a two-week series of events to celebrate the opening of its 61st store, the company said.

July 30, 2013

As Cardinal Health has grown into the healthcare services powerhouse it is today — No. 19 on the Fortune 500 list, with annual sales topping $108 billion, and an integral linchpin of the nation’s healthcare supply chain — the company has maintained a strong focus on serving and expanding its reach among independent pharmacy operators.

July 30, 2013

Thousands of independent pharmacists will converge upon the Emerald City for Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference from Aug. 7 to 10, and this year’s event will showcase the broad array of solutions Cardinal Health provides that help community pharmacies diversify revenue, expand market share, improve their overall business operations and improve patient care.

July 30, 2013

Cardinal Health has created a special mobile app to help put everything attendees of its annual Retail Business Conference need to know about this year’s event in the palm of their hands — and then some.

July 30, 2013

Attendees of this year’s Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference will choose 1-of-3 finalists of a special best practice competition to determine the most innovative independent pharmacy program among Cardinal Health customers.

July 25, 2013

Healthcare policy wizard Mark McClellan, M.P.A., M.D., PhD., will deliver the industry session on Friday, Aug. 9 at Cardinal Health's annual Retail Business Conference. Titled "Driving the Conversation: A Look at the Future of Healthcare in America," the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will focus on the crucial role community pharmacy will play in shaping that future.

July 23, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Co. and Danone, a producer of French dairy products, announced today a strategic partnership that will bring a line of healthy, specialty yogurt products to participating Starbucks stores and grocery channels.

July 12, 2013

A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

July 12, 2013

You can call it "taking the store out of the store." Whatever you call it, it's certainly another example of how routine the shattering of retail paradigms has become as retailers — online, brick-and-mortar and everything in between — find new ways to connect with consumers.

July 10, 2013

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington provides further evidence that most of the health problems affecting the country are linked to lifestyle choices.

June 27, 2013

Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee and food manufacturer Inventure Foods on Wednesday announced new Seattle's Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends, available in grocery, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

June 19, 2013

TalkingRain announced the launch of a new multimillion dollar advertising campaign and website redesign for Sparkling Ice, a growing non-alcoholic beverage brand in the United States.

June 17, 2013

Amazon has announced that it will offer a free, 90-day trial of a new same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area that includes fresh food. The service, Prime Fresh, is being offered to members of Amazon Prime members, and after 90 days, the company will offer to let them upgrade to Prime Fresh on a permanent basis, for $299 per year, from the current Amazon Prime price of $79 per year. The company tested the program for six years in Seattle and plans to expand it to San Francisco later this year.

As Amazon director and category for U.S. health and beauty told DSN in a profile of the company back in May, Wall Street didn't like the SuperSaver shipping program, and the company spent a net $2.9 billion on shopping in 2012, a 17% increase from the year before, according to its 2012 annual report. But according to one report, Prime actually is quite profitable, and members are among the online retailer's best customers.

June 13, 2013

Regional drug store chain Bartell Drugs is looking for a volunteer to represent it in a bike ride to raise money for a local cancer-research center.

June 11, 2013

Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.