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...

March 26, 2009

Innovative Beverage Holdings' "extreme relaxation beverage" has entered the Mississippi market....

March 26, 2009

Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. announced it was presented with the 2008 Supplier of the Year award...

March 26, 2009

The fact that the online grassroots campaign by independent pharmacy operators has enlisted more than...

March 26, 2009

Seven healthcare organizations have joined together to help fill the gaps in diabetes care in...

March 26, 2009

To kick off its annual western region sales meeting, Heineken USA decided to take initiative...

March 26, 2009

State and local pharmacy leaders are reacting with alarm to a plan by Washington state’s...

March 26, 2009

TRICARE’s pharmacy benefit covers more than 9 million active duty members of the military, retirees...

March 26, 2009

ProActive Remedies on Thursday announced the launch of its homeopathic food allergy treatment called Allertherapy....

March 26, 2009

Despite the current economic climate, a new report from the U.S. Commerce Department reveals that...

March 26, 2009

Residents of Rhode Island can save an average 30% on prescription drugs using a card...