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May 10, 2010

Nutramax Labs last week announced that their premium joint health supplements Cosamin ASU and Cosamin...

May 10, 2010

PetSmart and GNC on Tuesday announced the launch of a unique line of dietary supplements...

May 9, 2010

Giant Eagle and University Hospitals last week announced a joint effort to open the first...

CLEVELAND Giant Eagle and University Hospitals last week announced a joint effort to open the first of four walk-in retail health clinics through clinic operator FastCare, located in Giant Eagle supermarkets across northeast Ohio.

May 9, 2010

Allergy sufferers can save money and receive quality, convenient care by skipping the emergency room...

INDIANAPOLIS Allergy sufferers can save money and receive quality, convenient care by skipping the emergency room and instead visiting a retail-based or urgent-care clinic, according to a recent study.

The study conducted by HealthCore, WellPoint’s outcomes research subsidiary, found that patients can save anywhere from $50 to $400 in out-of-pocket costs per visit by skipping the ER and heading to a retail health- or urgent-care clinic when they are unable to see their primary care physician.

May 6, 2010

A congressional bill that aims to reduce healthcare costs by requiring greater transparency of pharmacy...

May 6, 2010

The news that pharmacists believe that most consumers buy over-the-counter products that were recommended by...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The news that pharmacists believe that most consumers buy over-the-counter products that were recommended by them further demonstrates the significant role that pharmacists play in the U.S. healthcare system.

(THE NEWS: APhA survey: Pharmacists recommend over-the-counter products to consumers. For the full story, click here)

April 29, 2010

The idyllic Palm Beach setting is splendid. The weather usually is sunny and sublime. And...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The idyllic Palm Beach setting is splendid. The weather usually is sunny and sublime. And the service, food and amenities served up by The Breakers nearly always are flawless.

(THE NEWS: Time to assert pharmacy’s role, new NACDS chairman urges. For the full story, click here)

April 27, 2010

Although the majority of Americans are concerned about developing diabetes, many aren't taking the necessary...

April 18, 2010

Kroger views its in-store health clinic business, The Little Clinic, as an important part of...

CINCINNATI Kroger views its in-store health clinic business, The Little Clinic, as an important part of its commitment to health and wellness, and is in the midst of developing an expansion plan, according to a local report.

 

"It is part of our long-term plan," Kroger spokeswoman Meghan Glynn was quoted as saying in a Cincinnati Enquirer article. "Customers more and more are focused on health, fitness and wellness, especially with rising healthcare costs."

 

 

April 8, 2010

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine underscored the importance of medication...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine underscored the importance of medication adherence and its ability to lower costs and improve the lives of patients.

April 8, 2010

Patient-centric healthcare solutions offer a glimpse of what health reform eventually could look like by...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Patient-centric healthcare solutions offer a glimpse of what health reform eventually could look like by the time it is fully implemented. It’ll be a system where consumers are more in control of managing the levers that determine cost.

(THE NEWS: PricewaterhouseCoopers: Government, health leaders seek customer-centric healthcare solutions. For the full story, click here)

April 8, 2010

The fact that CVS Caremark presented research highlighting the benefits that pharmacy benefit management tools...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The fact that CVS Caremark presented research highlighting the benefits that pharmacy benefit management tools can have on improving medication adherence is important on several different levels.

(THE NEWS: CVS Caremark research highlights methods for improving medication adherence. For the full story, click here)

April 7, 2010

Patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Pittsburgh were more likely than similar patients nationwide...

PITTSBURGH Patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Pittsburgh were more likely than similar patients nationwide to receive A1c, blood glucose, serum cholesterol, ophthalmologic or urine glucose tests than those in other areas, but best-performing regions use the same management services at a higher rate, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health.

 

March 30, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering $27 million in grants to chronic...

March 25, 2010

A bill that would prohibit federal PBM contracts with companies that operate both a PBM...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT A bill that would prohibit federal PBM contracts with companies that operate both a PBM and retail pharmacies not only has sparked debate but, if passed, could be a blow to the vertically integrated pharmacy-PBM model.

(THE NEWS: Bill would prohibit federal PBM contracts with companies operating PBMs, retail pharmacies. For the full story, click here)

March 23, 2010

L’Oreal Paris is supporting the launch of its Go 360 Clean deep facial cleansing collection...

March 21, 2010

Passage of the mammoth health-reform bill Sunday night by the U.S. House of Representatives is...

WASHINGTON Passage of the mammoth health-reform bill Sunday night by the U.S. House of Representatives is drawing guarded support from several sectors of healthcare industry, including community pharmacy providers, physician groups and the pharmaceutical industry. But the insurance industry is expressing alarm over provisions in the bill aimed at forcing insurers to cover Americans regardless of pre-existing conditions.

 

March 21, 2010

The healthcare-reform bill advanced on Sunday by the U.S. House of Representatives contains several pro-pharmacy...

March 17, 2010

A ban on patent settlements between branded and generic drug companies appears to have been...

March 16, 2010

PositiveID has published a white paper that describes the health and economic burden of diabetes...

March 15, 2010

The University of Rhode Island’s pharmacy program is requiring students to do community service, according...

March 14, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last month announced the opening of an international headquarters in...

March 11, 2010

With health reform standing at a crossroad, the pharmacy industry no doubt is keeping full-court...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT With health reform standing at a crossroad, the pharmacy industry no doubt is keeping full-court press on lawmakers during this crucial time as clearly evidenced by the second annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill held on March 11.

(THE NEWS: Pharmacy leaders flock to Capitol for second NACDS RxIMPACT Day. For the full story, click here)

March 11, 2010

There’s more than one way to help employers desperate to cut their health plan costs....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT There’s more than one way to help employers desperate to cut their health plan costs.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens pursuing Rx contract with Delta Air Lines, report says. For the full story, click here)

March 10, 2010

Most employers consider managing costs a top priority in 2010, according to CVS Caremark’s annual...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. Most employers consider managing costs a top priority in 2010, according to CVS Caremark’s annual employer survey.