February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month began placing its Identigene DNA paternity test kit on the shelves of New York-based Duane Reade pharmacies after meeting the more restrictive testing requirements for the state.


February 1, 2011

Hollywood, Fla. — The chain that wants to be the top retail destination for wellness has added another plank to its accessible care platform.


Walgreens has allied with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation to launch a new partnership aimed at helping an estimated 200,000-plus Broward County, Fla., residents affected by diabetes. The new initiative, called Diabetes Research Institute Live Well Broward County, is a joint effort of the DRIF, Walgreens, LifeScan and South Florida physicians.


February 1, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Convenient care industry pioneer Kevin Smith took a leap more than 10 years ago and helped create the successful nurse practitioner-staffed retail clinic concept. Today, the industry trailblazer is embarking on a new venture to further revolutionize access to health care. Enter Zipnosis.com.


January 14, 2011

Convenience and cost savings offered by retail-based health clinics are attractive to urban patients. Given sufficient cost savings, those urban patients are likely to seek care at such facilities, causing possible further growth and employment opportunities for nurse practitioners in these clinics, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

January 11, 2011

While a majority of physicians are comfortable with generic medications, there is a small segment who still have negative perceptions about the effectiveness and quality of generic drugs, and that may lead to doctors prescribing unnecessarily expensive medications, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark.

January 6, 2011

A study published in 1998 that led to a controversy over the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was an “elaborate fraud,” according to a British medical journal.

December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — The leading maker of home prescription lockboxes has unveiled a high-tech security device that brings cutting-edge fingerprint recognition technology to consumers.


The Rx DrugSafe Medicine Lockbox, unveiled by Rx Safes, provides home security by only allowing access to parents, guardians or other authorized users, the company said. Each safe can recognize up to 120 users through their fingerprints, and can store up to 12 medication bottles.


November 24, 2010

A new study published in the Nov. 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggested there is a two-way relationship between depression and diabetes.

November 14, 2010

From fashion designers to celebrity stylists to cosmetic gurus, it seems like everyone is doing...

November 14, 2010

The drumbeat in support of an expanded universally recognized role for pharmacists in helping patients...

November 14, 2010

Poor medication adherence is one of the nation’s “most persistent” healthcare problems, costing the U.S....

November 11, 2010

There currently are about 1,200 retail clinics and more than 100,000 certified immunizing pharmacists. Expect...

November 10, 2010

A specialty pharmacy provider and a manufacturer will collaborate to provide treatments for erectile dysfunction....

November 2, 2010

A Walgreens distribution center in Mt. Vernon, Ill., has opened an employee wellness center, which...

October 26, 2010

Patients with diabetes may seek information from their physicians outside of scheduled office visits but...

October 24, 2010

Health care’s lumbering shift to electronic prescribing and health information technology has been a long...

October 24, 2010

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

October 19, 2010

Clinical skin care brand Kinerase, which has a long history of creating high-end skin care...

October 13, 2010

The drumbeat in support of an expanded, universally recognized role for pharmacists in helping patients...

October 10, 2010

For more than 125 years, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association has helped over-the-counter medicine providers...

September 26, 2010

The spotlight is shining brighter and brighter on worksite clinics as employers work to rein...

September 14, 2010

Big Y Foods and Western New England College School of Pharmacy have teamed up to...

September 12, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, built its retail-based clinics around a...

September 12, 2010

There’s no doubt that awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure is growing, but...