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August 26, 2010

Since the turn of the 21st century, community pharmacy and its technology allies have waged...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Since the turn of the 21st century, community pharmacy and its technology allies have waged a long fight to shift the nation’s fractious healthcare system to a common communications and record-keeping platform via electronic prescribing and information technology. Those efforts -- led by such companies as Surescripts, the pharmacy industry-founded e-prescribing network -- have made progress.

August 25, 2010

Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Zack Space, D-Ohio; Lee Terry, R-Neb.; and Peter Welch, D-Vt., have...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Zack Space, D-Ohio; Lee Terry, R-Neb.; and Peter Welch, D-Vt., have sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommending CMS keep prices for its national competitive bidding program for Medicare Part B mail-order diabetes testing supplies separate from similar supplies offered by retail pharmacies, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced Thursday.

August 24, 2010

A White House report encouraging the healthcare system’s transformation to health information technology drew a...

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and ST. PAUL, Minn. A White House report encouraging the healthcare system’s transformation to health information technology drew a strong endorsement Tuesday from the nation’s largest electronic prescription network.

August 23, 2010

Behind every prescription that lands at the pharmacy counter is a series of
events that influence the prescriber’s decision. Powered by data from SDI
Health, Drug Store News goes inside the examination room in this exclusive
report, providing an in-depth look at the critical factors that shape
pharmaceutical sales trends and shift market share from one drug to another
in 10 key market segments.

Behind every prescription that lands at the pharmacy counter is a series of
events that influence the prescriber’s decision. Powered by data from SDI
Health, Drug Store News goes inside the examination room in this exclusive
report, providing an in-depth look at the critical factors that shape
pharmaceutical sales trends and shift market share from one drug to another
in 10 key market segments.

August 23, 2010

W. F. Young on Monday introduced new packaging graphics that not only will serve to...

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. W. F. Young on Monday introduced new packaging graphics that not only will serve to contemporize the brand but also marks the celebration of the company’s heritage of providing pain-relief products for horses.

Most consumers are not aware that the company’s first introduction into the pain-relief market actually was a product formulated for horses, the company noted. Absorbine Veterinary Liniment was introduced in 1892 by Wilbur F. and Mary Ida Young as a liniment to relieve the muscle pain of horses.

August 22, 2010

British drug maker Archimedes Pharma plans to set up its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey,...

August 22, 2010

Propelled by the maxim that in numbers there is strength, the nation’s top independent pharmacy...

August 22, 2010

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication...

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication power of pharmacy to help them build their brand equity. The path to achieve this goal has been for consumer packaged goods companies to develop pharmacy programs designed to educate and capture the attention of pharmacists so that pharmacists may communicate and educate their patients about their products at the point of decision-making.

August 22, 2010

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication...

August 22, 2010

On June 24, Navarro Discount Pharmacies held a grand reopening of its original store at...

August 19, 2010

For more than a decade, retail pharmacy advocates have worked to convince every stakeholder in...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT For more than a decade, retail pharmacy advocates have worked to convince every stakeholder in the U.S. healthcare system -- physicians, payers, policy-makers and patients themselves -- that community pharmacists have a lot more to offer the nation’s massive health-and-wellness network than simple medication dispensing and basic counseling. As the health-reform debate reached a crescendo last year, those arguments on behalf of pharmacy’s value found their way into congressional hearings and onto the pages of many newspapers.

August 18, 2010

A company that develops drugs for cardiovascular disease has appointed a new leader....

August 18, 2010

With the start of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2010 Pharmacy and Technology...

August 17, 2010

Preliminary findings from ongoing research on how consumers make healthcare choices indicated that if a...

August 15, 2010

Moving to practice what it preaches, the American Pharmacists Association said Monday it would begin...

August 12, 2010

The companies working on more than half of the mental illness drugs under development are...

WASHINGTON The companies working on more than half of the mental illness drugs under development are clustered in four U.S. states, according to research by the largest lobby for the drug industry.

 

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America compiled a study showing that of the 313 drugs, 192 are under development by companies in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and California. The drugs are in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, PhRMA said.

 

 

August 8, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association will host its Pharmacy Ownership Workshop Aug. 20 to 22...

August 8, 2010

Walgreens has inked a deal with Document Security Systems, a developer and manufacturer of security...

August 5, 2010

Consumers are working more, playing more, shopping more and learning more online than ever before....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Consumers are working more, playing more, shopping more and learning more online than ever before. So the click-and-consult services proffered by Walgreens and Rite Aid not only represent today’s cutting edge technology, but also provide a peek into how consumers may interact with their healthcare team tomorrow.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens extends online pharmacy with Pharmacy Chat. For the full story, click here)

August 2, 2010

Drugstore.com on Monday announced the completion of the assets sale of its DS Pharmacy subsidiary...

August 2, 2010

Members of Rite Aid's Wellness+ customer rewards program now can chat online with a pharmacist...

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

Healthcare services company Cardinal Health will work with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacies to...

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 21, 2010

An investigational treatment for HIV made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Tibotec Pharmaceuticals works as...