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July 10, 2013

McKesson ideaShare 2013 concluded with a bang, as healthcare and policy experts discussed the implementation of healthcare reform and the impact it will have on community pharmacy during a special Public Policy Forum session held on June 29, the final day of the conference.

LAS VEGAS — McKesson ideaShare 2013 concluded with a bang, as healthcare and policy experts discussed the implementation of healthcare reform and the impact it will have on community pharmacy during a special Public Policy Forum session held on June 29, the final day of the conference.

December 12, 2012

Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

NEW YORK — Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

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 18, 2010

Offering free metformin to diabetes patients in the deep South is a lot like setting...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Offering free metformin to diabetes patients in the deep South is a lot like setting up shop in the middle of Phoenix and announcing that free water is available to any dehydrated customers. That’s because when you place a map of Publix’s locations on top of a map showing where in the country diabetes is most prevalent, you’ll see that Publix is located in the U.S. diabetes hot spot. So why do it?

February 11, 2010

Some investors quoted in published reports foresee huge gains for such retail pharmacy chains as...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY ITS IMPORTANT Some investors quoted in published reports foresee huge gains for such retail pharmacy chains as CVS and Walgreens, as blockbuster drugs like Pfizer’s Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Sanofi-Aventis’ and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) come off patent and face generic competition, but they would do well to remember an important factor: the patent cliff.

July 15, 2008

In a time when giant drug store, supermarket and mass merchant chains with their own distribution centers shake the retail landscape, the drug wholesaling business is alive and well. For pharmacy retailers, particularly smaller-scale regional chains and independents without distribution centers, the drug wholesaling industry remains a critical back-end resource. Even big national chains still draw on the industry’s unmatched logistical, distribution and storage prowess to guarantee an uninterrupted inventory pipeline, ensure safety stock and support central-fill dispensing operations.

In a time when giant drug store, supermarket and mass merchant chains with their own distribution centers shake the retail landscape, the drug wholesaling business is alive and well. For pharmacy retailers, particularly smaller-scale regional chains and independents without distribution centers, the drug wholesaling industry remains a critical back-end resource.