November 18, 2011

If there are 366 million diabetics worldwide, that means that the U.S. piece of that sugar-free pie is 7.1%.

November 11, 2011

Most American adults who smoke wish they could quit, and more than half have tried within the past year, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

October 31, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association jointly spoke out Friday against cuts to California's Medicaid program Medi-Cal, which will be retroactive to June 1.

October 17, 2011

With the congressional “super-committee” inching closer to making budget decisions to reduce the deficit, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced on Monday that it has developed two new advertisements reinforcing how local pharmacists can reduce federal healthcare costs.

October 11, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday released results from a survey of more than 800 independent community pharmacists about the negative consequences for their patients and their businesses if diabetes testing supplies under Medicare Part B are subjected to competitive bidding prices.

October 5, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association is marking American Pharmacists Month by pushing people to work with their pharmacists to combat and control diabetes.

September 23, 2011

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, and Sanofi U.S. have announced the opening of a full-service medical center and on-site pharmacy at Sanofi’s U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J.

August 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association last week delivered a letter to the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules opposing an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services proposal to sharply decrease Medicaid reimbursements and “slow-walk” reimbursement payments.

August 18, 2011

Prescription drug costs “cannot be viewed in a vacuum” and pharmacist-provided medication therapy management and counseling must be considered in any comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association urged in a joint statement issued on Thursday amid the release of two studies on medication adherence.

August 2, 2011

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday became the 11th senator to sign on as a co-sponsor for the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011. The legislation was first introduced in February by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

June 22, 2011

Walgreens has teamed with Greater Than AIDS, a national campaign in response to HIV/AIDS in the United States, to distribute informational resources and specialized HIV-related services at more than 300 Walgreens pharmacies in heavily affected communities, the Kaiser Family Foundation announced Tuesday.

April 25, 2011

The pharmacies of tomorrow are expected to be more service-oriented, and Discount Drug Mart is preparing to be exactly that: a comprehensive pharmacy point of care. 

“We are really marketing pharmacy more now than we have in the past,” noted Tom McConnell, Discount Drug Mart VP and CFO. For every month since an October 2010 implementation of the pharmacy-focused marketing, and a $1.99 generic drug program covering 50 generics, Discount Drug Mart has been realizing comparable-prescription gains, he said. 

March 11, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline said it is establishing a dedicated team to support community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

December 17, 2010

The Little Clinic has appointed Eileen Myers as director of prevention and health management. She will be responsible for leading the health-and-wellness initiatives and for overseeing the rollout of an expanded scope of services for the clinic operator.

October 31, 2010

As many as 50% of shoppers felt that their supermarket helped them make healthful choices,...

October 19, 2010

Katz Group Canada’s flagship Rexall drug store chain has unveiled a new retail format aimed...

October 14, 2010

Community pharmacists are lining up powerful professional allies as they fight for a full seat...

September 30, 2010

October is American Pharmacists Month, and CVS Caremark has announced that it is recognizing its...

September 1, 2010

Add another plank to the increasingly solid platform that supports pharmacy’s long-standing fight for a...

August 19, 2010

For more than a decade, retail pharmacy advocates have worked to convince every stakeholder in...

August 17, 2010

The Convenient Care Association and SMARTcare have teamed up to provide CCA member clinicians with...

February 11, 2010

Edith Rosato’s appearance on CBS affiliate WUSA-Channel 9 in Washington earlier this week -- in...

January 10, 2010

Drug Store News: Why did Ukrop’s start its diabetes program?...

November 24, 2009

If anyone still doubted the extraordinary contributions that pharmacists can bring to the nation’s costly...