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April 29, 2010

The idyllic Palm Beach setting is splendid. The weather usually is sunny and sublime. And...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The idyllic Palm Beach setting is splendid. The weather usually is sunny and sublime. And the service, food and amenities served up by The Breakers nearly always are flawless.

(THE NEWS: Time to assert pharmacy’s role, new NACDS chairman urges. For the full story, click here)

April 20, 2010

A biotech developer owned by the University of Massachusetts Medical School has granted drug maker...

BOSTON A biotech developer owned by the University of Massachusetts Medical School has granted drug maker Merck exclusive U.S. rights to its tetanus and diphtheria vaccine, Merck announced Wednesday.

 

April 18, 2010

Kroger views its in-store health clinic business, The Little Clinic, as an important part of...

CINCINNATI Kroger views its in-store health clinic business, The Little Clinic, as an important part of its commitment to health and wellness, and is in the midst of developing an expansion plan, according to a local report.

 

"It is part of our long-term plan," Kroger spokeswoman Meghan Glynn was quoted as saying in a Cincinnati Enquirer article. "Customers more and more are focused on health, fitness and wellness, especially with rising healthcare costs."

 

 

April 8, 2010

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine underscored the importance of medication...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine underscored the importance of medication adherence and its ability to lower costs and improve the lives of patients.

April 8, 2010

Patient-centric healthcare solutions offer a glimpse of what health reform eventually could look like by...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Patient-centric healthcare solutions offer a glimpse of what health reform eventually could look like by the time it is fully implemented. It’ll be a system where consumers are more in control of managing the levers that determine cost.

(THE NEWS: PricewaterhouseCoopers: Government, health leaders seek customer-centric healthcare solutions. For the full story, click here)

April 8, 2010

Once again, government seems to be mangling the delicate balance among pharmacies, generic drug suppliers...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Once again, government seems to be mangling the delicate balance among pharmacies, generic drug suppliers and consumers. Ontario lawmakers and health “reformers” are doing it the old-fashioned way: by seeking short-term cost cuts at the expense of long-term savings.

(THE NEWS: Shoppers Drug Mart responds to Ontario's revised generic pricing rules. For the full story, click here)

April 8, 2010

The fact that CVS Caremark presented research highlighting the benefits that pharmacy benefit management tools...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The fact that CVS Caremark presented research highlighting the benefits that pharmacy benefit management tools can have on improving medication adherence is important on several different levels.

(THE NEWS: CVS Caremark research highlights methods for improving medication adherence. For the full story, click here)

April 7, 2010

Patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Pittsburgh were more likely than similar patients nationwide...

PITTSBURGH Patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Pittsburgh were more likely than similar patients nationwide to receive A1c, blood glucose, serum cholesterol, ophthalmologic or urine glucose tests than those in other areas, but best-performing regions use the same management services at a higher rate, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health.

 

April 1, 2010

Serving as yet another indicator of the important role that retail pharmacists play in the...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Serving as yet another indicator of the important role that retail pharmacists play in the U.S. healthcare system is the data conducted by Wolters Kluwer revealing that vaccinations jumped by double-digits this flu season.

(THE NEWS: Flu shot distribution by retail pharmacy increases 36%. For the full story, click here)

March 30, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering $27 million in grants to chronic...

March 30, 2010

In the brand’s first-ever global integrated marketing campaign, Powerade will give athletes the inspiration and...

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

Swiss drug maker Biogen Idec and Irish drug maker Elan Corp. have started enrolling patients...

March 24, 2010

For the fifth time in less than 18 months, Meijer is teaming up with its...

March 22, 2010

Capping a tumultuous, yearlong battle that came to define both his presidency and the increasingly...

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 21, 2010

The healthcare-reform bill advanced on Sunday by the U.S. House of Representatives contains several pro-pharmacy...

March 21, 2010

Merck & Co. has responded to a warning by the Food and Drug Administration about...

March 18, 2010

Claritin is teaming up with allergy sufferer and "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi around a...

March 18, 2010

“Systemic underfunding” at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis puts...

WASHINGTON “Systemic underfunding” at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis puts the health of millions of Americans with viral hepatitis at risk, a group of organizations focused on the disease said this week.

March 17, 2010

A ban on patent settlements between branded and generic drug companies appears to have been...

March 17, 2010

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America elected Pfizer president and CEO Jeffrey Kindler as...

March 16, 2010

PositiveID has published a white paper that describes the health and economic burden of diabetes...

March 11, 2010

With health reform standing at a crossroad, the pharmacy industry no doubt is keeping full-court...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT With health reform standing at a crossroad, the pharmacy industry no doubt is keeping full-court press on lawmakers during this crucial time as clearly evidenced by the second annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill held on March 11.

(THE NEWS: Pharmacy leaders flock to Capitol for second NACDS RxIMPACT Day. For the full story, click here)

March 11, 2010

There’s more than one way to help employers desperate to cut their health plan costs....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT There’s more than one way to help employers desperate to cut their health plan costs.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens pursuing Rx contract with Delta Air Lines, report says. For the full story, click here)