April 25, 2011

Bartell Drugs, a family-owned regional chain since 1890, has still got it. The chain has brought together health and personal care by sponsoring health and beauty events, the first of which happened in October 2010 and featured health screenings, cosmetic demonstrations and hairstyling tips. Another event is scheduled for the fall.


April 25, 2011

CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic division has expanded its suite of services to now include vitamin B12 injections and the human papillomavirus vaccination Gardasil.

April 25, 2011

The pharmacist isn’t just someone in a white coat who hands out bottles of pills anymore. The role of pharmacists has been changing and expanding dramatically over the last several years.

Now, pharmacists in all 50 states can offer a service previously reserved for doctors and nurses: 
administering vaccinations. Retail pharmacies across the country are racing to join the immunization trend, with Weis Markets recently announcing that it would spend the year making sure all its pharmacists were trained to give vaccinations. 


April 21, 2011

Rite Aid is selling whooping cough vaccines to parents in California at a reduced price, the retailer said Thursday.

March 4, 2011

With pharmacists across the country now able to administer vaccinations, the Department of Health and Human Services’ plan came at just the right time.

February 18, 2011



As the costs of primary care march steadily higher and patients endure ever-longer wait times to see a family physician, the need for accessible, cost-effective patient care alternatives has become both obvious and urgent. 


Enter Walgreens. Armed with new, time-saving 
pharmacy automation tools, a growing offsite-dispensing capability and an array of new adherence and disease-management services, the company heavily is promoting its pharmacists and in-store clinicians as the most cost-effective front-line resource for community-based patient care.


February 14, 2011

With shingles vaccines widely reported to be in short supply from some healthcare providers, Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its availability of Zostavax — a one-time vaccine that can reduce the risk of shingles in individuals ages 60 years and older — and now is offering shingles vaccinations daily at more than 2,000 Walgreens stores and Take Care Clinics.

February 11, 2011

Responding to reports of a shingles vaccine shortage, Rite Aid is assuring customers that nearly 1,900 of its pharmacies have an ample supply.

February 9, 2011

Supervalu on Wednesday announced the supermarket chain had plenty of shingles vaccinations on hand, despite current reports about a shortage of the vaccinations.

January 7, 2011

In 2011, refusing to inoculate children against dangerous illnesses like measles, whooping cough and even the flu, borders on child abuse. This story should go a long way toward keeping a lot of kids healthy by educating their misguided parents—good news for retail pharmacy, which continues to expand its presence as the local community destination for common vaccinations.

December 17, 2010

In a major alliance to foster preventive health in the United States, Walgreens has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free flu vaccinations to as many as 350,000 low-income and uninsured Americans.

October 6, 2010

Underscoring its determination to be the nation’s premier source of flu immunization services, Walgreens on...

September 28, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline has tapped soccer star Mia Hamm for its public health campaign to emphasize the...

August 24, 2010

Stater Bros. announced that it will provide flu vaccination clinics in partnership with Mollen Immunization...

August 16, 2010

Walgreens is gearing up to offer unprecedented access to flu shots, making immunizations available at...

May 13, 2010

Seven million vaccinations is a lot of flu shots. And if you’ll pardon the pun,...

April 1, 2010

Serving as yet another indicator of the important role that retail pharmacists play in the...

February 28, 2010

Despite recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and healthcare professionals, some Americans...

February 28, 2010

Prompted by fear of a severe outbreak of H1N1, Illinois health officials, along with other...

February 4, 2010

More than 30% of seniors in 36 states had not received vaccinations for pneumonia in...

January 10, 2010

Walgreens, which is offering H1N1 vaccinations at all of its pharmacies and Take Care Clinics...

January 3, 2010

The once-scarce H1N1 vaccine now is available daily at all of the more than 7,100...

December 10, 2009

Convenience and value. That’s what community pharmacy and their retail clinic partners deliver to their...

May 14, 2009

The organizations representing the nation’s chain and independent drug stores have requested a chunk of...