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July 18, 2010

When it comes to beauty, many Latinas are “obsessed,” and while they may tend to...

July 18, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing an agreement by Fox Insurance to begin paying overdue...

July 14, 2010

Drug maker Gilead Sciences has filed a suit against Indian generic drug maker Lupin for...

July 13, 2010

Two groups representing the nation's pharmacies are urging doctors to enroll or update their records...

July 7, 2010

Fearing that the implementation of an electronic provider enrollment program for Medicare Part B in...

July 6, 2010

Generic drug maker Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs has begun shipping azelastine ophthalmic solution in the 0.05%...

June 30, 2010

The Senate medication therapy management bill, introduced on June 29 by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The Senate medication therapy management bill, introduced on June 29 by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., has been backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association -- and for good reason. For health reform to have any real teeth, MTM needs to be a meaningful part of it -- and if MTM is going to have any real teeth, retail pharmacy needs to be a part of it.

June 29, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is objecting to a move by the Centers...

June 24, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday noted that all dietary supplement manufacturers without exception...

June 24, 2010

The dietary supplement industry is free at last from any major news organization making any...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The dietary supplement industry is free at last from any major news organization making any kind of assertion that the industry is “unregulated.”

(THE NEWS: CRN: Dietary supplement manufacturers must be GMP-compliant. For the full story, click here)

June 21, 2010

An industry group catering to the nation's independent pharmacies has tapped two former Health and...

June 21, 2010

Does the path away from the Medicaid margin morass lead out of Alabama?...

June 16, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing a new effort by congressional Democrats to shield owner-operated...

June 9, 2010

Of the 82% of consumers surveyed who considered themselves "well" or "adequately" insured, nearly all...

WASHINGTON Of the 82% of consumers surveyed who considered themselves "well" or "adequately" insured, nearly all (96%) were somewhat or very satisfied with their health plans overall, according to a new poll.

 

June 6, 2010

An effort by two representatives to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

May 25, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration is teaming up with an online drug information Web site...

May 18, 2010

Following an industry group's collection of Medicare payment complaints, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

May 16, 2010

New healthcare legislation—coupled with the aging U.S. population and a shortage of primary care physicians—will...

May 16, 2010

The long-standing war on drug abuse may soon be fought neighborhood by neighborhood....

May 6, 2010

A pharmacy organization heralded a federal court decision Wednesday to halt cuts to California’s state...

May 5, 2010

Drugstore.com on Wednesday announced an agreement with BioScrip Pharmacy Services to sell the assets of...

May 5, 2010

Hundreds of community pharmacists plan to rally in Washington next week for a three-day legislative...

April 15, 2010

To borrow from the great Mark Twain, it would appear that the reports of the...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT To borrow from the great Mark Twain, it would appear that the reports of the demise of retail clinic growth have been greatly exaggerated. Drug Store News has a two-word answer for why retail clinics will continue to grow for a very long time: health reform. And there are 32 million reasons why that growth will be quite dramatic.

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 25, 2010

After more than a year that spawned bitter debate, a tea party, a growing divide...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT After more than a year that spawned bitter debate, a tea party, a growing divide in Congress and a never-ending clash of ideas, charges, countercharges and soul-searching about the role of government and deficit spending, healthcare reform is law.