October 8, 2009

After months of hard-edged wrangling in Congress, on the Sunday morning political gab fests, on...

October 1, 2009

So, who’s bigger — CVS or Walgreens?...

September 24, 2009

CVS Caremark's opening of its 7,000th store is important as it is yet another indication...

September 17, 2009

Question: What piece of compromise legislation proposes to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system at a...

September 17, 2009

The announcement that Walgreens eclipsed the 1 millionth shot mark on Sept. 15 — just...

September 1, 2009

Findings from market research firm The NPD Group that U.S. prestige beauty sales took a...

August 23, 2009

On the surface, this news highlights how serious the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

August 23, 2009

This agency pulls no punches. The merest blip of a post-marketing serious adverse event report,...

August 13, 2009

Specialty pharmacies Commcare Pharmacy and Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy have earned the respective 235th and 374th...

August 6, 2009

It was one of those clear “ah-ha!” moments that don’t come around nearly often enough....

July 26, 2009

The name of the game in diabetes management is compliance. For patients and their healthcare...

July 23, 2009

As Bartell approaches its 125th anniversary, making it the oldest retail pharmacy chain in the...

July 9, 2009

The pending retirement of Kevin Tripp as EVP and president of Supervalu’s Retail Midwest region...

July 5, 2009

This battle was supposed to be over by now....

June 25, 2009

Walgreens continues to flesh out its revamped strategy to be the nation’s most convenient and...

June 4, 2009

For pharmacy operators like Walgreens, the battle to tamp down state Medicaid budget cuts around...

May 20, 2009

If anyone thinks that CVS has recast itself solely as a healthcare company, given its...

April 30, 2009

CVS Caremark’s pilot program with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield...

April 16, 2009

A report by AARP indicated that prices for branded drugs have increased at a rate...

April 9, 2009

Concerning the effort to shift the nation’s healthcare system away from paper records and handwritten...

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 26, 2009

It could have been so much worse....