October 18, 2013

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets — collectively known as Giant-Carlisle — will sponsor drug take-back events at more than three dozen stores next weekend.

October 16, 2013

Children in the United States miss more than 38 million days of school due to the flu, and in response, one organization is promoting flu vaccination for entire families.

October 16, 2013

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will serve as a keynote speaker for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting scheduled from April 26 to 29 in Scottsdale, Ariz., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced.

October 16, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe on Wednesday announced the grand opening of its new distribution center in Ashland, Va.

October 11, 2013

A specialty pharmacy industry group has established new offices near the nation's capital.

October 8, 2013

USO's division for the nation's capital has named supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., to its USO-Metro 2013 Circle of the Stars for an annual networking event, the chain said.

October 4, 2013

Giant Food Stores turned 90 Friday, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

October 1, 2013

Pharmacists in the Show-Me State have a new opportunity to demonstrate — and be paid for — their ability to help patients achieve measurable progress in fighting several chronic conditions, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the Missouri Pharmacy Association and the Missouri Pharmacist Care Network announced Tuesday.

October 1, 2013

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday announced the re-election of David Neu, president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. as chairman of its board of directors. Ted Scherr, president and CEO of Dakota Drug, also was re-elected as vice chairman.

September 30, 2013

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Saturday added its voice supporting national pharmaceutical traceability legislation (Drug Quality and Security Act/H.R. 3204).

September 30, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday unveiled the Insurance Exchange webpage to help pharmacy staff respond to and engage patients about the new insurance marketplaces.

September 26, 2013

A professional organization for specialty pharmacy plans to develop pharmacy practice parameters in about 20 therapeutic categories focused on disease management.

September 18, 2013

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Wednesday recognized three members of Congress — Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio; and Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah — with the association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

September 16, 2013

“Pharmacies’ efforts to help patients understand aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are demonstrating yet again the value of pharmacies as the face of neighborhood healthcare.” That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson expressed in a recent opinion piece.

September 6, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday reiterated its stance on compounding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 5, 2013

Building on its government affairs and public policy department, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Christopher Smith, formerly with the National Community Pharmacists Association, as director of federal public policy.

September 4, 2013

A joint venture founded by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer focused on treatments for HIV has expanded its support of community organizations in the South.

August 29, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., has opened 20 pickup locations with online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said.

August 29, 2013

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has opened its first clinic inside a CVS/pharmacy store in Southwest Virginia with five additional locations planned for September and October.

August 29, 2013

A member of Congress is raising concerns about "preferred pharmacy" Medicare drug plans, according to an Alexandria, Va.-based trade group that represents independent pharmacies.

August 23, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board is requesting that applicants for its credentialing program for specialty pharmacists send in their applications by Sept. 15, the group said Friday.

August 23, 2013

Dollar Tree generated 3.7% in same-store sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 3, beating analyst estimates, and recorded $1.9 billion in consolidated net sales, an 8.8% increase.

August 23, 2013

An organization founded to help patients improve their health through personalized care from pharmacists and reduce health costs is closing.

August 20, 2013

Cardinal Health has invited customers to donate to Wounded Warrior Project for a few years now, but this year, its partnership with the organization reached a new milestone.