January 29, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s news that the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B, the U.S. Senate has followed suit with a companion bill.

January 28, 2015

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy on Tuesday earned accreditation from two important industry accrediting bodies: Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites and Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

January 28, 2015

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B.

January 28, 2015

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with LSU Healthcare Network in New Orleans and Shawnee Mission Health in Kansas.

January 28, 2015

Several of the nation’s largest healthcare systems and payers on Tuesday announced a powerful new private-sector alliance dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system to value-based business and clinical models.

January 28, 2015

"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 edition of this meeting just days away, it is striking how far we have come!" writes NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in his latest blog post. 

January 28, 2015

Doctors making house calls? It sounds so …19th century, conjuring up images of a tweedy medical practitioner arriving on someone’s doorstep by horse and buggy with a medical bag and a stethoscope. 

January 27, 2015

Velcro is expanding into the beauty and wellness category by teaming up with Dr Teal’s to integrate the Velcro brand Press-Lok closure into a range of Epsom salt bath soaking products.

January 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced approval for the first generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules), which are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and children ages 1 year and older.

January 27, 2015

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program toward paying providers based on the quality of care they give patients.

 

January 27, 2015

Miraculins on Tuesday announced that it will be commencing a pilot program with Lovell Drugs and Pear Healthcare Solutions that will see the placement of the first stand-alone, Scout DS diabetes screening kiosks in Lovell’s retail pharmacy locations in Ontario.

January 27, 2015

Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to Tuesday’s hearing titled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

January 27, 2015

Procter & Gamble reported a decrease in second-quarter net sales as segment results proved to be a mixed bag.

January 27, 2015

Call it the point-of-care revolution: The accelerating shift of patients from overcrowded doctors’ offices to accessible, clinically engaged pharmacists and retail clinicians for front-line health-and-wellness services.

 

January 26, 2015

NJOY announced the appointment of Paul Sturman as its new CEO and president. 

 

January 26, 2015

Purdue Pharma on Monday announced the launch of Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release tablets CII. According to the company, the once-daily drug is the first and only hydocodone product to be recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as having properties that deter misuse and abuse via chewing, snorting and injection.

January 23, 2015

Americans with wellness plans said that while most like their plans, just 36% are engaged in the plan on a weekly basis throughout the entire year.

January 23, 2015

Some 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, swelling the Medicare rolls and increasing pressure on an already overstretched health system. Pharmacies are joining other health providers and insurers to help reduce costs of care for these newly minted seniors.

 

January 23, 2015

The Little Clinic, which is a subsidiary of Kroger, opened two new locations this month inside Kroger stores in Hebron in northern Kentucky and Bardstown in the Louisville area.

January 22, 2015

A number of pharmacy retailers received a score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index and are among those listed as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

 

January 22, 2015

Four House representatives on Thursday reintroduced legislation designed to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion and ensure patient access to necessary medications.

January 22, 2015

In support of pharmacy refill reminder programs and other healthcare communications by pharmacies, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission requesting regulatory clarification regarding prior consent for calls to consumers’ cell phones for healthcare notifications.

January 21, 2015

Eisai on Tuesday announced the launch of a new savings card for Belviq (lorcaserin HCl) CIV, the most-prescribed branded FDA-approved prescription drug therapy for chronic weight management.

January 21, 2015

Rite Aid subsidiary Health Dialog announced Tuesday a multi-year agreement with CDPHP, a New York-based health plan.