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August 3, 2010

Safeway on Tuesday announced a companywide campaign to support research and treatment for neuromuscular diseases,...

August 3, 2010

WellDoc, a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and...

BALTIMORE WellDoc, a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, on Monday announced that it has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market the WellDoc DiabetesManager System to healthcare providers and their adult patients with Type 2 diabetes.

August 2, 2010

Representatives of more than 130 retail pharmacy chains are gearing up for the 53rd annual...

August 1, 2010

A new healthcare company focused on telehealth and independent living soon will be created, GE...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. A new healthcare company focused on telehealth and independent living soon will be created, GE and Intel Corp. announced on Monday.

 

August 1, 2010

Merck had global sales of $11.3 billion and profits of $752 million during second quarter...

July 22, 2010

The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to help members throughout the state easily access information on lower-cost emergency room alternatives -- like retail-based health clinics -- is just one more indicator that the physician shortage and soaring healthcare costs are taking a major toll on Americans.

(THE NEWS: Local Blue Cross Blue Shield offers ER alternatives to members. For the full story, click here)

July 22, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden and the Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius...

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden and the Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius have announced a pilot program designed to curb diabetes in 15 selected U.S. cities with the help of health-information technology.

July 22, 2010

The evidence keeps piling up....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The evidence keeps piling up.

(THE NEWS: Pharmacist-patient relationships improve health, lower costs of care, UNC-Kerr study reveals. For the full story, click here)

Community pharmacy has demonstrated, over and over, and with remarkable consistency, that retail pharmacists bring real value to the healthcare system.

July 21, 2010

A healthy relationship with a community pharmacist can improve health outcomes for patients and save...

RALEIGH, N.C. A healthy relationship with a community pharmacist can improve health outcomes for patients and save money, a new collaborative study from North Carolina-based Kerr Drug and the University of North Carolina revealed.

Those benefits stem from direct interventions in patient therapy by pharmacists, coupled with a coordinated approach to the patient’s treatment regimen by his or her pharmacist and doctor, according to Kerr.

July 20, 2010

Looking to help inform consumers on how to best access emergency room alternatives and receive...

RICHMOND, Va. Looking to help inform consumers on how to best access emergency room alternatives and receive the same medical care with less out-of-pocket cost, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia has announced the creation of a Google Map that identifies all of the ER alternatives available to members throughout the state.

July 20, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is moving quickly to establish a working relationship...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is moving quickly to establish a working relationship with newly installed Medicare and Medicaid chief Donald Berwick.

NACDS on Wednesday sent a letter to Berwick, who was tapped by President Obama to serve as the new administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson urged continued collaboration with CMS on issues related to pharmacy that he said are vital to quality health care and cost reduction.

July 19, 2010

In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the rapid nationwide adoption of health information technology as a major tool in the nation’s drive to improve patient compliance with medication therapy.

 

July 19, 2010

The leader of a group representing the nation’s pharmacy benefit managers responded to a House...

July 18, 2010

With a regulatory stroke, the Obama White House has swept away the last serious legal...

July 18, 2010

Maintaining a combative stance against the managed-care industry, the independent pharmacy lobby is urging the...

July 18, 2010

A pharmacy school dean was honored by an industry group for his pro-pharmacy op-ed in...

July 18, 2010

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

July 18, 2010

Stillwater Medical Group opened here earlier this month its second retail clinic inside a Walmart...

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. Stillwater Medical Group opened here earlier this month its second retail clinic inside a Walmart store.

The newest clinic at Walmart opened its doors on July 8 and marks its second clinic location. The first location opened in December 2009 at the Walmart in Oak Park Heights, Minn.

July 15, 2010

Lobbying by the American Beverage Association has squashed state government plans to put the much-debated...

July 15, 2010

It’s been said many times that the people you know are as important as what...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT It’s been said many times that the people you know are as important as what you know. In the case of Billy Tauzin, former president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, this adage was especially true, considering his former career as a member of Congress.

(THE NEWS: PhRMA names new president, CEO. For the full story, click here)

July 15, 2010

The National Retail Federation told House Republican leaders Friday that Congress needs to pass legislation...

July 13, 2010

Merck Consumer Care on Tuesday announced the nationwide availability of its Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit...

July 8, 2010

CVS Caremark made a major push to showcase the tools it uses to curb costs...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT CVS Caremark made a major push to showcase the tools it uses to curb costs as it revealed a study indicating that more lax generic regulations could save states millions of dollars, not to mention that its annual insights report revealed an increase in generic dispensing rates.

(THE NEWS: CVS Caremark study: Less restrictive generic laws could curb state Medicaid costs. For the full story, click here)

July 7, 2010

Merck will close down eight of its research and development sites and eight of its...

July 6, 2010

Changing generic substitution laws in favor of less-restrictive regulations could save states struggling to pay...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. Changing generic substitution laws in favor of less-restrictive regulations could save states struggling to pay for increasing healthcare costs through their Medicaid programs more than $100 million over the next several years, according to a new CVS Caremark study.