July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 

 

July 15, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores went live with a redesigned online membership directory that puts retailer and supplier contacts into members’ hands.

July 15, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday put forward pharmacy-specific solutions as the Senate Finance Committee conducted a hearing on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs.”


July 11, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance has developed and launched a new quality measurement initiative, aimed at narrowing gaps in measurement and reporting for adult immunizations.

July 11, 2014

CVS/pharmacy replaced single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products with the tamper-resistant PSE product, Zephrex-D, in all of its West Virginia stores, as well as stores in nearby states that are located within 15 miles of West Virginia's border, including Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

 

With the move, West Virginia has become a de facto test market for the diversion-defiant PSE formulation, because along with CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Fruth and soon Walgreens will all be selling similar formulations. The move sends a stern message to West Virginian methamphetamine makers to the tune of Tom Petty's "Don't come around here no more."

July 10, 2014

The Office of National Drug Control Policy released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States.

July 8, 2014

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn directly from the FDA about the implications of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2014.

July 7, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has replaced certain single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products with the tamper-resistant PSE product, Zephrex-D, in all of its West Virginia stores, as well as stores in nearby states that are located within 15 miles of West Virginia's border, including Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

June 30, 2014

President Obama intends to nominate former Procter & Gamble head Robert McDonald to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary, according to published reports.

June 25, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday enacted biosimilars legislation updating Massachusetts’s pharmacy law and paving the way for the substitution of biosimilars deemed "interchangeable" by the Food and Drug Administration.

June 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Retail Advisory Board and global strategy firm the Partnering Group have released a report to help retailers and suppliers establish joint business plans to align and optimize shared business goals.

June 9, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Monday the creation of “Vision 2025” to provide attendees with a glimpse of “what comes next” in the industry through technology platforms, displays and interactive experiences.

June 3, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday presented the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement to David Moody, Jr., CEO of Mutual Wholesale Drug Co.

June 3, 2014

HDMA on Tuesday honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers at its 2014 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, through the presentation of the Association’s annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (the DIANA awards).

June 3, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced new timing to implement the Medicaid average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits for prescription medications, a move that has been applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The FULs were expected to be finalized in July.

May 28, 2014

As a key Congressional committee is set to consider legislation to help identify solutions for prescription drug abuse while preserving patients’ legitimate access to needed medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Energy and Commerce committees’ Health subcommittee affirming support for this effort, NACDS has announced.

May 22, 2014

Dollar Tree on Thursday posted first-quarter consolidated net sales of $2 billion, a 7.2% increase, for the period ended May 4.

May 22, 2014

Surescripts on Wednesday announced its service has routed more than 1 billion electronic prescriptions in 2013, representing a majority (58%) of all eligible prescriptions in the United States, sent by 73% of all office-based physicians.

May 21, 2014

Citing the need for a one-year transition period for states to implement the July average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits, or FULs, nine Senators are urging Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to consider the challenges that states will face when the final Medicaid AMP-based FULs are published.

May 20, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced the participants for the 2014-2015 Faculty Scholars Program.

May 19, 2014

Giant Food is set to host a celebration in honor of the opening of its 50th Peapod Pick-up location across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Deleware at the York Road Plaza Giant Food in Baltimore on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

May 19, 2014

Responding to recent comments by Attorney General Eric Holder that "opiate addiction is an urgent — and growing — public health crisis," the National Community Pharmacists Association wrote to the Attorney General to offer recommendations on effectively combating the scourge of prescription drug abuse without forcing patients with legitimate medical issues to endure chronic pain, NCPA has announced.

May 16, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, will address the NACDS Total Store Expo during the morning Business Program on Aug. 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.

May 15, 2014

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several of America's most recognized retail brands, on Wednesday launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center.