June 5, 2014

Low-risk patients were three times less likely to be admitted to a hospital when they received medication therapy management from a pharmacist, according to the findings of a recent study that was highlighted in Forbes magazine.

June 4, 2014

Cardinal Health on Wednesday launched a new solution to make it easier and more time-efficient for retail pharmacies to help patients better understand and adhere to their medications.

June 4, 2014

Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure that would repeal a 50-year-old section of state law that requires pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists who are licensed in North Dakota can start circulating their petition for signatures, according to published reports.

June 4, 2014

Shopko on Wednesday announced that veteran pharmacy executive Michael Cantrell has joined the company as SVP retail health.

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

Lourdes Health System on Monday launched a partnership with Walgreens to improve the care of its patients after they are discharged from the hospital.

June 2, 2014

In North Dakota, a proposed ballot measure is on the table that, if approved, would repeal a 50-year-old section of state law that requires pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists who are licensed in North Dakota, according to a local news report.

May 30, 2014

California Health Sciences University announced that it received $75,000 from Walgreens in support of the institution's pharmacy practice laboratory.

May 28, 2014

American Associated Pharmacies, a member-owned national cooperative of independent pharmacies, is launching a specialty pharmacy program through a partnership with Diplomat, the cooperative announced Tuesday.

May 28, 2014

It could be described as a perfect storm. The U.S. healthcare system is working to tackle soaring costs, a lack of ample accountability and a lack of access to primary care physicians as millions of previously uninsured Americans gain insurance via health reform. Despite the challenges presented by this new era of health care, the reality is that there’s rarely been a more promising time for retail healthcare delivery.

May 27, 2014

Nowhere is the value of solid preparation and training more evident than in the fast-evolving world of health care and community pharmacy.

The rapid expansion of pharmacy-based clinical care programs and patient engagement efforts has elevated the need for pharmacists to mentor student pharmacists as preceptors. And it’s made student participation in pharmacy practice rotations and residencies a critical part of the professional education process, as those students prepare for a career in a reforming health system in desperate need of expanded front-line patient care services from pharmacists.

May 27, 2014

Allergy season is at full strength, and it already seems to be one for the record books. Many patients are turning to their pharmacist to ask about the symptoms they are experiencing and why they feel so much worse than in years past. The answer — simple to some and hard to believe for others — is climate change.

May 22, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy made a number of changes to its executive committee on Wednesday during the association's NABP Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

May 22, 2014

Delegates from the member boards of pharmacy adopted eight resolutions during the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy 110th Annual Meeting held in Phoenix.

May 22, 2014

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, announced the release of an iPad app for signature capture.

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 20, 2014

"Should a Medicare senior’s “preferred” pharmacy be nine hours away by plane? Should a community pharmacy be reimbursed $300 below its cost of acquiring and dispensing a lifesaving drug? Should patients endure long trips for basic health services that a local community pharmacist is qualified to provide? Of course not," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO, B. Douglas Hoey in his latest guest blog entry.

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 15, 2014

CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four regional health systems, representing the first clinical affiliations to include clinical collaborations with MinuteClinic combined with data on interventions performed by CVS pharmacists.

May 15, 2014

Similasan showcases a family of products that address the niche need state of eye relief.

May 13, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has launched a new Mobile Health Station, aimed at improving the community’s health across South Florida by offering free health screenings and the opportunity to get various immunizations — such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines — at discounted rates.

May 12, 2014

The National Consumers League on Monday announced the winners of the third annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge for health profession students.

May 8, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and a national coalition working to achieve “provider status” for pharmacists under Medicare Part B have asked the Federal Trade Commission to back legislation to this effect, as well as other policies that would help pharmacists practice at the top of their education level, NACDS reported Thursday.

May 8, 2014

Walgreens' new store format encouraging pharmacists to practice at the top of their license has passed muster with the Department of health and Human Services, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.