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July 20, 2010

Teams of pharmacy students from three universities were named finalists in a community pharmacy business...

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

Pharmacy automation technology company TCGRx announced Tuesday the release of a computerized system for hanging...

July 18, 2010

Rebecca Chater, one of community pharmacy’s leading clinical-care innovators, has been elected president of the...

July 18, 2010

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

July 15, 2010

Just goes to show that you need to spend a dollar to make a dollar...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Just goes to show that you need to spend a dollar to make a dollar because that other overused adage, “a penny saved is a penny earned,” might only earn you a penny profit even as you miss that dollar opportunity. Throw these learnings against the wall of SKU rationalization, and what sticks is that the bunker mentality has to end; you can’t grow the market without the tried and true catalyst of a new growth engine powered by innovation.

July 14, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded a bill signed by Louisiana government officials...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded a bill signed by Louisiana government officials that will enable pharmacists to administer medication therapy management services to patients in the state.

The newly-enacted law -- signed June 25 by Gov. Bobby Jindal (D) and introduced by pharmacist Rep. Fred Mills, D-St. Martin -- gives authority to the state Department of Health and Hospitals to create an MTM pharmacy program.

 

July 12, 2010

A network of health centers in California is using Innovation’s robotic medication dispensing system, Innovation...

July 11, 2010

Fred's last week posted a 2% increase in sales for the five weeks ended July...

July 8, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday issued yet another recall of 21 lots of over-the-counter medicines....

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday issued yet another recall of 21 lots of over-the-counter medicines. This action is a follow-up to a product recall that McNeil originally announced on Jan. 15, which was initiated following consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odor, which has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

 

July 8, 2010

The largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain recently reopened its renovated flagship store....

July 5, 2010

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

June 30, 2010

The chain retail pharmacy industry’s main lobby expressed support Thursday for sustainable and safe disposal...

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 27, 2010

Gilead Sciences plans to acquire a development-stage pharmaceutical company for up to $120 million, Gilead...

June 27, 2010

Two pharmacy technology providers have formed a partnership to allow mobile communication between pharmacists and...

FORT WORTH, Texas Two pharmacy technology providers have formed a partnership to allow mobile communication between pharmacists and their patients.

 

June 24, 2010

The partnership between the National Community Pharmacists Association and Chain Drug Consortium brings together one...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The partnership between the National Community Pharmacists Association and Chain Drug Consortium brings together one of the largest pharmacy trade groups in the country with one of the largest purchasing organizations.

(THE NEWS: NCPA, CDC buying group forge new ties. For the full story, click here)

June 23, 2010

Reports of worsening conditions among patients has led drug maker Pfizer to suspend a clinical...

June 22, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association expressed its support Tuesday for the candidacy of Gerry Purcell...

June 21, 2010

The use of surrogate endpoints to help measure efficacy in clinical trials would be of...

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 15, 2010

Rebecca Chater -- who, as Kerr Health EVP, is one of the architects of many...

June 15, 2010

As the Consumer 360 Conference continues, market research firm Nielsen has unveiled a study that...