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June 6, 2010

When Schering-Plough Consumer Healthcare began distributing its Zegerid OTC in April, the last piece of...

June 6, 2010

The House always wins....

June 4, 2010

In a gesture hailed by retail pharmacy advocates, the Keystone State is moving to expand...

June 3, 2010

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

May 31, 2010

Moving on behalf of community pharmacy advocates, the House of Representatives has passed a military...

May 31, 2010

Former White House drug policy spokesman Robert Weiner and Jonathan Battaglia, a policy analyst at...

May 20, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has praised a New York Times article that...

May 18, 2010

An emergency room physician was saluted by a group catering to the drug retailing industry...

May 17, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to cut obesity in America has received backing from a...

May 16, 2010

If approved by the U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Centers for...

May 16, 2010

If you ask Tom Ryan, it’s more about the offer and the outcomes than it...

May 16, 2010

If you ask Tom Ryan, it’s more about the offer and the outcomes than it...

May 16, 2010

Hallmark has developed a new business unit to consolidate the greeting card maker's business-to-business offerings....

May 16, 2010

It rained hard on the third morning of the 2010 National Association of Chain Drug...

May 16, 2010

In the latest ill-conceived, money-saving broadside issued by health policy-makers against the dispensing and use...

May 16, 2010

Last issue I wrote about the 9-in.-by-12-in. box on my desk, in which I keep...

Last issue I wrote about the 9-in.-by-12-in. box on my desk, in which I keep my own personal copy of Congress’ Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Lately, I have been pondering something heavier than that 25-lb. box of paper. What would health reform look like if I could light it on fire and start all over again?

I think I would take a page from what works about specialty pharmacy. I was reminded of this as I read the findings from two recent surveys that CVS Caremark released in April, about a week apart from each other, around the topic of adherence.

May 13, 2010

The launch of CVS Caremark's Pharmacy Advisor program is important on several fronts; not only...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The launch of CVS Caremark's Pharmacy Advisor program is important on several fronts; not only does it further strengthen the company's foothold on the frontlines of health care and help curb healthcare costs (in this case targeting patients with diabetes), but it also serves as yet another indicator of the importance and benefit of the company's vertically integrated pharmacy-PBM model.

May 12, 2010

For the more than 260 supermarket executives and suppliers that gathered here this week at...

May 10, 2010

CVS Caremark has launched a new program, Pharmacy Advisor, which is aimed at strengthening pharmacy...

May 10, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is stepping up to the battle against diabetes by expanding its loyalty program to...

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

Merck has more than 20 investigational drugs in late-stage development, thanks to its merger with...

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)