October 22, 2013

DSN recently sat down with Kerr Drug's Tony Civello to talk about how, like Walgreens — which announced last month that it would acquire the Carolina regional chain — Kerr Drug has really helped to transform the role of the pharmacist in the markets it serves.

August 20, 2013

A pair of pharmacists from Whitsett, N.C., were the winners of a special text-to-vote competition to highlight independent pharmacy best practices at the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference.

August 5, 2013

Pharmacists are likely to play an even greater role in patients' health care than they do now, possibly branching into services like shots and checkups, Jim Carroll told DSN. Technology will play a greater role as well, as there is greater connectivity with home medical technology devices and the Internet that changes the relationship between patients, doctors and pharmacists. "I think we're going to see this fascinatingly strange, very connected world appearing in every aspect of retail, and it's all driven by mobile devices," Carroll said.

July 10, 2013

DSN had the opportunity to speak with Christian Tadrus, who has been the pharmacist at Sam’s Health Mart in the Colombia, Mo. area, since 1997. Tadrus, a member of McKesson’s Sponsored Clinical Services pharmacy network, participates in a number of adherence support programs, including the award-winning Pharmacy Intervention adherence coaching program, StudyLink patient recruitment for clinical trials program, and the RxRapid Response pharmacist survey program.

June 27, 2013

Desloge, Mo.-based Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy was honored with the 2013 Pharmacy of the Year Award by McKesson Corporation in Las Vegas, Thursday, at the Venetian Casino and Resort, as part of the wholesaler’s annual McKesson ideaShare conference.

May 6, 2013

There is no substitute for the face-to-face counsel of the pharmacist in improving patient adherence — and he’s got the data to prove it. That’s the message Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson had for DSNTV in part two of a frank and broad-ranging interview about the state of the industry, the role community pharmacy can play in healthcare reform and the results of an exciting new study that validates the role companies like his can play to innovate patient care, improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

April 16, 2013

This is going to be a big year for community pharmacy, said Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson, as the nation reaches full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2014. “But to be successful, we are going to have to maintain access to those patients,” Narveson told DSNTV last month in a frank and broad-ranging discussion about the state of the industry, the role community pharmacy can play in healthcare reform, and how NACDS member companies like his own are innovating patient care, driving improved outcomes and lowering costs.

November 30, 2012

Today pharmacists are administering vaccinations, managing patients’ medication therapy regimens and providing expertise on everything from specialty drugs to travel medicine. With all these changes in the pharmacy, it’s important to train the next generation of pharmacists. DSN Collaborative Care recently had the opportunity to talk with Bill Riffee, dean of the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, about how pharmacy schools are preparing students.

September 29, 2015

Avalere Health’s Mike Johnsrud moderated a panel of leading stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy arena at an exclusive National Community Pharmacists Association day-long forum that explored specialty pharmacy as a viable and promising business model for entrepreneurial independent pharmacists. DSNTV was on hand to capture the highlights of that panel in this video, including insights from Diplomat Pharmacy’s Ela Lourido and H.D. Smith Specialty Solutions’ Tom Doyle.

September 29, 2015

"I take great pride in this company’s ability to reinvent itself starting in 2005," Kirby Lester president and CEO Garry Zage said. 

September 28, 2015

The Risk Evaliation and Mitigation strategy training for libido drug Addyi is now available for prescribers and pharmacists, Sprout Pharmaceuticals said. 

September 25, 2015

CARE Pharmacies' latest board member helped lead the pharmacy businesses of Shopko, Delhaize, AmerisourceBergen and Longs Drugs. 

September 25, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a letter to the editor in response to a Sept. 5 article in The Washington Post about efforts to improve medication adherence through research and patient-focused strategies.

September 25, 2015

Learning together with other health professionals might become more mainstream for pharmacists, according to a report published Friday by the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative.

September 23, 2015

As both the Butte and Valley Fire raged in northern California, the state’s board of pharmacy held an emergency meeting to ensure that those affected by the blazes have access to medications.

September 23, 2015

This summer independent pharmacists traveled from around the nation to the Washington, D.C., area for an exclusive National Community Pharmacists Association forum on the promise of specialty pharmacy. Drug Store News captured the highlights of that day that not only confirmed that community pharmacy can play a crucial role in the delivery of specialty medicines, but also provided a road map for independents interested in a specialty practice.

September 23, 2015

The pharmacy will be located in the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center in Ohio. 

September 22, 2015

In the spirit of helping pharmacists and retail healthcare teams lead by example, Drug Store News and higi have issued a call to entry for the next round of the Fit Pharmacist Challenge, which kicks off in October.

September 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced plans that would reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for many American consumers should she be elected President of the United States. 

September 22, 2015

Keveyis was recently approved for the treatment of primary hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a group of rare hereditary disorders that cause episodes of muscle weakness or paralysis. 

September 18, 2015

APhA's new training program aims to provide a formal curriculum for preceptors at all practice sites who interact with student pharmacists and residents.

September 17, 2015

The iMedicare platform integrates with every pharmacy system, so pharmacies can identify patients eligible to choose a Medicare plan and generate a customized report within seconds.

September 17, 2015

NACDS’ new-hire will provide effective leadership on issues such as quality metrics and innovative value-based payment models, Steve Anderson, association president and CEO, said. 

September 16, 2015

If the future of health care can be summed up in one word, that word might be “connected.”