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July 5, 2010

A group representing the nation's independent pharmacies is urging caution as the Centers for Medicare...

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 30, 2010

Medication therapy management services and cheaper therapies can help improve patient outcomes and save money,...

June 29, 2010

AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Wednesday announced the expansion of its board of directors by five executives....

June 28, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have voiced...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have voiced their support of the Senate medication therapy management bill, authored and introduced Tuesday by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., as it aims to further pave the way for enhanced pharmacist-provided MTM services.

June 28, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed legislation that would exempt owner-operated pharmacies from...

June 27, 2010

A former leader of one of the largest health conglomerates in the world died Friday...

June 24, 2010

Nearly 75% of consumers would feel “very concerned” if a drug they used was switched...

June 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug by Merck for treating asthma...

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 20, 2010

A press release disseminated Friday on behalf of Javelin Pharmaceuticals is a fake, Javelin said...

June 17, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer warning Thursday about a potentially harmful product...

ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer warning Thursday about a potentially harmful product represented as “generic Tamiflu” sold over the Internet.

FDA tests revealed that the fraudulent product does not contain Tamiflu’s active ingredient, oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an ingredient in the same class of antibiotics as penicillin, the government agency said.

June 17, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced support for language included in an amendment by Sen....

June 17, 2010

Independent pharmacy clearly has found its voice....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Independent pharmacy clearly has found its voice.

(THE NEWS: Indie pharmacy applauds move in Congress to end aggressive Part B recoupment efforts. For the full story, click here)

June 13, 2010

In the seemingly intractable battle waged by doctors and pharmacists to get patients to take...

June 10, 2010

News that Take Care Health Systems has opened a second on-site pharmacy at an Electric...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT News that Take Care Health Systems has opened a second on-site pharmacy at an Electric Boat shipyard is further testament to the value of such on-site facilities at employer locations.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens adds Take Care pharmacy at Electric Boat's Groton shipyard. For the full story, click here)

June 9, 2010

As the war of words between Walgreens and CVS Caremark heats up this week, federal...

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 8, 2010

The Marketing to Moms Coalition awarded a laundry detergent brand for honoring, empowering and respecting...

June 7, 2010

Five pharmacy associations have submitted a letter to the Senate requesting the passage of a...

June 6, 2010

Did the Combat Meth Act of 2005 not go far enough? Should the common and...

June 6, 2010

When Chia Pet maker Joseph Enterprises first introduced its Chia Obama, honoring the country’s 44th...

June 6, 2010

For the more than 260 supermarket executives and suppliers that gathered on May 11 at...

June 6, 2010

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last month aims to increase requirements...