March 29, 2009

Results of the first human clinical studies confirm that a new yogurt fights the bacteria...

March 29, 2009

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, announced the opening of a new...

March 29, 2009

It looks as though the 2008/2009 influenza season will go down as one of the...

March 29, 2009

Alberto Culver’s Nexxus, Cadbury’s Halls and Kao’s Curel brands have signed on to advertise on...

March 29, 2009

With negotiations between retail pharmacy leaders and the state of Washington at an impasse over...

March 29, 2009

WomenHeart on Friday partnered with the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts Tour for its second...

March 28, 2009

As parent company AmerisourceBergen merged more of its old Family Pharmacy network of independent drug stores and store-support services into its resurgent Good Neighbor Pharmacy operations and marketing umbrella, GNP has continued a rapid growth spurt and muscled its way into the top tier of national drug store brands.

March 28, 2009

One of the reasons the American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. has been successful is because its board of directors is actively involved in setting the goals and objectives of the organization and “making sure everything the organization does is focused on making its members successful,” according to Tim Hamrick, CEO of the 25-year-old, 1,300-member group headquartered in Bessemer, Ala.

March 28, 2009

If there’s an independent pharmacy in your market area with a Leader Pharmacy logo on the storefront — and with more than 3,400 Leader stores nationwide, chances are good that there’s one nearby — don’t be fooled by the store’s modest footprint or the folksy, mom-and-pop image it may project. The store’s owners have an arsenal of sophisticated business tools at their disposal, and the backing of an $87 billion, global health services and wholesaling giant.

March 28, 2009

Dispensing prescriptions for more than 40 Congressional leaders in just one of its Washington, D.C.-area stores, CARE Pharmacies serves as an ideal touchstone on the real benefits delivered by community pharmacy.

March 28, 2009

One of the unique aspects of EPIC is its deep roots in building a consumer brand that touts the advantages of locally owned drug stores. To help accomplish this goal, Angelo Voxakis, president and CEO, said that in 2007 EPIC invested $2 million in consumer advertising to support its 650 primary members. And it is clear that the company’s Web site has been designed with the consumer in mind.

March 28, 2009

In late 2008, retail pharmacy’s fastest-growing franchise for independent owner-operators blew past a significant milestone with the addition of its 2,000th drug store member.

March 28, 2009

Independent pharmacy has been slammed hard by the continuing slide in prescription-dispensing profits, a dismal economy and powerful chain store competitors. But with their strong ties to local communities and the patients they serve, most are weathering the storm and may emerge stronger than ever.

March 28, 2009

With 3,300 members, the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative is the largest of the independent pharmacy organizations. And, early this year, the organization made it clear that it was not ready to rest on its laurels but was seeking to enhance its services and grow even larger by bringing in a new CEO with a long history of success in retail pharmacy.

March 28, 2009

In its 41-year history, Medicine Shoppe International has become one of the most widespread names in the retail pharmacy business, with franchises as far away as Taiwan, India and the Middle East.

March 28, 2009

Since 2006 PBA Health has grown from slightly more than 1,000 members to 1,800, making it the fastest-growing major pharmacy group, according to Nick Smock, CEO of the Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative. One of the things that made this growth possible is the organization’s realization that, while buying “right” will always be a key element of success for any pharmacy, two other areas are just as important: operational excellence and effective marketing.

March 28, 2009

United Drugs and the Associated Pharmacies Inc. on Feb. 23 announced that the organizations’ boards of directors voted to merge. If the merger is approved, the new group’s membership will exceed 2,000.

March 26, 2009

A new energy beverage and a spokesperson with pizzazz are coming to a major city...

March 26, 2009

An eye care company will work with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to...

March 26, 2009

American Greetings Corp has introduced a collection of new cards with fun interactive features, music,...

March 26, 2009

Congress is moving on two fronts to combat organized crime against pharmacies and other retailers,...

March 26, 2009

A regional healthcare system is taking a humorous look at a serious disease....

March 26, 2009

A large drug maker has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations...

March 26, 2009

Carex Health Brands on Friday launched two new commode liners, assisted-living devices that help make...