January 9, 2015

As the healthcare system increasingly moves toward value-based payments and accountable care, efficient prevention and a reduction in downstream healthcare costs will be shared by a broader team of providers, and retail pharmacies ought to be part of this conversation. That was a key message of an article authored by several CVS Health executives.

January 9, 2015

DSE Healthcare Solutions, a CPG company, announced that it has signed an agreement with KimbleLabs to use SEWP, a software-as-a-service ERP-Lite application.

January 9, 2015

Drug Store News recently sat down with Dr. Alan Jacobs, founder and CEO of PerceptiMed. PerceptiMed provides pharmacy automation products that help deliver on the promise: “Right Drug. Right Dosage. Right Patient. Every Time.” Dr. Jacobs shared with Drug Store News how PerceptiMed’s advanced verification and dispensing system is helping pharmacies today.

 

January 9, 2015

Innovation, the makers of PharmAssist automation solutions for pharmacies, on Friday announced that the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy located in Sherman, Texas, has successfully incorporated a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system. 

 

January 9, 2015

In 2013, a NY-based tech startup created the new service Pager, which is like an Uber for physician house calls

 

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance marked its first week as a new public company with the official launch of its new corporate identity — including its new logo and its purpose, vision and values — as set out on its website, walgreensbootsalliance.com.

January 8, 2015

Impax Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rytary, an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

January 8, 2015

"It wasn’t terribly long ago that a merchant could literally locate a storefront, hang a shingle, stock some merchandise, and claim themselves a retailer. Oh my how times have changed," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post.

January 7, 2015

Routine blood pressure testing on PharmaSmart kiosks closely approximates daytime ambulatory blood pressure measurement. 

January 7, 2015

Gloria E. Meredith, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, will become the founding dean of Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

January 7, 2015

Hallmark and Mattel announced a new licensing agreement which will bring the Barbie brand back to Hallmark in 2015.

January 7, 2015

Oral care brand hello Products has named Kim Sines as its new SVP of sales. Sines brings to the company a range of experience at such companies as Warner-Lambert, Pfizer, L'Oréal and Unilever. 

January 7, 2015

With tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in potential savings still snagged in a regulatory limbo, federal lawmakers and health industry stakeholders strongly urged the Food and Drug Administration last month to knock down the final barriers to review and approval of biosimilar drugs for marketing in the United States.

January 7, 2015

More than half of Americans want to monitor their health with connnected devices.

 

January 7, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry is back. Fueled by the launch of expensive, new biotech medicines, rising prices for both branded and generic drugs and a recent slowdown in branded-drug patent expirations and generic competition, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is staging a remarkable resurgence.

January 7, 2015

PipelineRx — a clinical telepharmacy platform company — has acquired Quality Pharmacy Management, which provides remote pharmacy services in six Western states, for an undisclosed amount.

January 7, 2015

SoapBox, a mission-based personal care company that highlighted its range of bar soaps, body washes, lotions and liquid hand soaps at the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston, has broadened its distribution, enabling the company’s charitable mission to have a larger impact on communities around the United States.

January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

January 7, 2015

Dietary supplementation represents big dollars in terms of the amount of healthcare costs saved by improving health outcomes and avoiding disease state ramifications.

January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

January 6, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

January 6, 2015

Pert Plus — distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy — has unveiled its newest product called Thickening 2x.

January 6, 2015

The Promotion In Motion Companies, the manufacturer behind such brands as Welch's Fruit Snacks, Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins and Sour Jacks Sour Candies, named Joseph Vittoria as EVP and chief administrative officer, effective mid-January. 

 

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.