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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has voiced its support for bills in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would improve care for patients with chronic conditions in the Medicare program.
Fruth Pharmacy is a relatively small chain of 27 drug stores in West Virginia and Ohio. But it is a huge believer in the adoption of social media and other technology to use for the benefit of the front end and pharmacy.
Forty-nine congressmen have called on U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to adopt a one-year transition period for states to implement the July 2014 average manufacturer price (AMP)-based federal upper limits (FULs) for Medicaid prescription drug reimbursement.
MinuteClinic has exceeded 20 million patient visits since opening the nation's first store-based clinic in 2000, parent company CVS Caremark Corp. announced.
In a major, three-part transaction, GlaxoSmithKline PLC is selling its oncology business to Novartis AG for $14.5 billion, Novartis is buying GSK's vaccine business for $5.25 billion and the two companies are combining their consumer health care businesses in a joint venture.
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is gearing up again for more rapid growth after adding just two stores since 2012.
Medicine Shoppe is concentrating on pharmacy performance this year after having one of its best years for new stores in 2013, according to John Fiacco, vice president of Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacies at Cardinal Health Inc.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is including a new continuing education (CE) requirement for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) seeking recertification.
Walgreen Co. has broadened its travel health services, including immunizations and consultations with specially trained pharmacists who can help international travelers prepare for trips to India, China, Brazil, Aruba and Saudi Arabia and other destinations.
CVS Caremark Corp. has introduced Bill Pay at CVS/pharmacy, a bill payment service at its drug stores that helps customers manage their monthly health insurance premiums.
Thrifty White Pharmacy plans to push ahead with more rollouts of its Healthy Outcomes format this year.
This spring, Canadian chain Pharmasave Drugs plans to launch a new online initiative called Pharmasave eCare.