June 9, 2015

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and Genentech have honored Paul Julian, EVP and group president at McKesson, with the 2015 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

June 8, 2015

Health information network Surescripts has signed an agreement with eClinicalWorks to extend its electronic prior authorization service to all users of eClinicalWorks software.

June 3, 2015

In 2014, specialty drug unit costs jumped 20.1%, compared to 5.7% for non-specialty drugs, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported. 

June 3, 2015

CVS Health's MinuteClinic has expanded its ability to serve even more people throughout Ohio by becoming an in-network provider with a healthcare insurance plan serving 340,000 members through government sponsored health programs throughout the state.

June 2, 2015

CHPA's new OTC Academy is designed to bring retail and supplier executives up to speed on OTC issues. 

May 27, 2015

J&J tests the "avalanche theory" of healthcare costs, finding that health starts declining at an accelerating rate after age 45. 

May 21, 2015

CVS Health entered an agreement to acquire Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities.

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Mergers and acquisitions among pharmaceutical companies has kicked into high gear this year, mirroring the larger trend sweeping across the entire spectrum of the health care industry since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act two years ago.

May 20, 2015

The new Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight within KPMG's Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice will be led by seasoned regulatory and policy veteran Larry Kocot.

May 20, 2015

What is the CVS Health competitive edge? To answer that question, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo took the stage Wednesday during the UBS Global Healthcare Conference, a three-day conference in New York City that brings together investors and more than 200 companies across a variety of healthcare sectors.

May 20, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman’s gavel officially traded hands last month, here, at NACDS Annual Meeting, as Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley wrapped up his one-year term, and incoming chairman Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee embarked on his.

May 20, 2015

Still in their infancy, wearable health devices offer pharmacists an opportunity to be on the frontlines of what many feel could be an essential part of health care’s future.

May 20, 2015

As the country’s healthcare system continues to move away from a fee-for-service structure, retail-based clinics are taking on added significance for the operators of these facilities and their patients.

May 20, 2015

As health-related kiosks continue to gain consumer acceptance, suppliers and retailers are exploring ways of incorporating more of these devices into pharmacy offerings.

May 20, 2015

A new and radically different concept for frontline health care emerged last year when Walmart unveiled its first Walmart Care Clinics in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. If things go according to plan, patients and health plan payers across the United States can look forward to a cheaper and more affordable alternative to the family doctor for nearly all their primary care needs.

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

May 19, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, generics, consolidations, kiosks and more — in this multi-page report.

May 19, 2015

Surescripts processed two-thirds of all new prescriptions in 2014, according to its annual report released Tuesday.  

May 18, 2015

Tractica predicts use of wearable patches to help fight disease will rise dramatically in coming years. 

May 15, 2015

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law landmark legislation requiring health insurance carriers to include pharmacists as network providers.

May 14, 2015

In lead-up to Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted comments highlighting pharmacy’s role in helping patients manage their chronic conditions.

May 12, 2015

Alibaba Group is rolling out a three-hour delivery service across China. 

May 11, 2015

As many as 8 million of the 40 million older adults in the United States have multiple chronic conditions and receive help with activities of daily living.