Walgreens Pharmacy & Business News

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Five big ideas for chronic care management

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

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Drug Channels ranks pharmacies on 2015 total prescription revenues

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

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Walgreens health practitioners gain access to MerckManuals.com

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms. 

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WBA's Pessina reports vertical integration will 'save a lot of money'

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina on Thursday discussed merging cultures between Walgreens and Boots Alliance and the U.S. retail pharmacy market with Bloomberg. "The U.S. has a very complicated structure of delivering drugs to the patient, starting from the manufacturer, the health plan, the PBM, the distributor, the pharmacies," Pessina said. "There are a lot of dissynergies and a lot of waste ... if we could compact the [pharmaceutical supply] chain, it would make it more integrated and we would save a lot of money." (MSN)