October 24, 2014

In the wake of an Oct. 21 blogpost on Health Affairs, “The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D,” Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmacuetical Association, issued the following statement.

October 24, 2014

L’Oréal Paris has tapped actress Naomi Watts to be part of its family of spokespersons, joining Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Eva Longoria, Blake Lively and Jane Fonda, among others.

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals. 

October 23, 2014

CVS Health and Direct Relief have teamed up to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance.

October 23, 2014

Drug Store News has lined up a high-caliber roster of retail executives for the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 3 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 23, 2014

Retailers and suppliers need to work harder to find creative ways to better engage today’s “elusive” consumer and motivate her to want to make a trip to the store, Lisa Paley, chief customer officer for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, told Drug Store News for the latest edition of DSNTV Executive Viewpoint video interview series. 

 

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

October 23, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America earlier this week announced that Christina Stow will join the organization as VP communications, effective Oct. 27. 

October 23, 2014

John Spina, Walgreens corporate VP expense optimization, and Don Huonker, Walgreens chief operational risk officer, will retire from the company effective Oct. 31.

 

October 23, 2014

Procter and Gamble’s group president of the North America business, Melanie Healey, is leaving the company next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

October 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted the importance of incorporating pharmacists into team-based care to improve patient health outcomes — a move applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores — during its Public Health Grand Rounds webcast on Tuesday.

October 22, 2014

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a revised label for Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, for oral use, CII, to include abuse-deterrence studies. 

 

October 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced plans to survey pharmacists and patients about their experiences resulting from changes in generic drug pill appearance.

October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.

October 22, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Susan Dentzer, health analyst at PBS NewsHour and senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will speak during the closing “Breakfast With…” session.

October 22, 2014

The pharmaceutical industry has committed considerable resources to developing both vaccines and treatments to address the current Ebola crisis.

 

October 22, 2014

Jocelyn Wong, SVP and chief marketing officer for Family Dollar, talks with DSN about the “Faces of Fabulous” campaign and how the retailer is working to increase awareness of its African-American beauty brands. 

 

October 22, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced a number of first-of-its-kind services.

October 22, 2014

Adult millennials ages 18 years to 32 years worry about their health and access to health care as much as their baby boomer elders.

October 21, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Ofev (nintedanib) capsules are now available in the United States. Ofev was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 15 to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

October 21, 2014

According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six years experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

October 21, 2014

As many as 20% of American adults already own a wearable device, and the adoption rate — on par with that of tablets in 2012 — is expected to rise quickly.

 

October 20, 2014

Advocate Health Care and Abbott on Monday announced a major research program to demonstrate how nutrition protocols can reduce both patients' readmission rates and costs in the hospital.