pharmacy

Don’t cede the Rx market to Amazon

It’s finally happened: Amazon has announced its intention of entering the pharmacy business. With that announcement, the potential disruption of the retail pharmacy business in America has become, in an instant, a very real possibility. Given Amazon’s well-documented ability to upset the settled order of things, coupled with the online retailer’s proven success rate in

Pharmacy front and center at the White House

Pharmacy front and center at the White House

NACDS chairman of the board Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, in a press briefing held in the White House Rose Garden. WASHINGTON – At the White House yesterday, NACDS chairman of the board Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, lauded the dedication and professionalism of pharmacists serving in communities throughout the nation. Remarks of Ashworth and

Second Walmart Health center opens

Second Walmart Health center opens

CALHOUN, Ga. — The second Walmart Health center, a facility that promises a wide range of affordable health care services in an accessible mass retail setting, opened Wednesday in a remodeled Supercenter here. “We think we can make an impactful difference in affordability, convenience and, most importantly, accessibility for the Calhoun community,” said Sean Slovenski,

Hy-Vee advocates for immediate DIR reform

Hy-Vee advocates for immediate DIR reform

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee on Friday expressed dismay that a new Medicare rule did not provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate senior citizens’ prescription drug costs. A proposal advanced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and supported by Hy-Vee was not included in the final rule published

Rx groups blast DIR reversal

WASHINGTON — Pharmacy organizations have decried the government’s refusal to reform direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in its new drug pricing rule. “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy DIR reform as proposed, to the detriment of seniors and community pharmacies,” said a statement from the National Association

CVS Pharmacy makes its debut in Target

CVS Pharmacy makes its debut in Target

WESLEY CHAPEL, N.C. — The first CVS pharmacies have opened in six Target discount stores in North Carolina. Branded as CVS Pharmacy, the pharmacies are being operated as store-within-a-store departments and are located in Hickory, Monroe, Morrisville, Raleigh, Matthews and Wesley Chapel, N.C. Executives from CVS Health and Target Corp. plan to participate a grand

Devices and drug adherence discussed at ECRM event

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — At its recent EPPS event here devoted to specialty pharmacy, ECRM hosted seven special educational sessions called Thought Interaction Pods,  including one on the role of personal device data in improving medication adherence. John Giannouis, vice president of pharmacy services at ValueCentric, noted that the participants in the discussion believe that devices

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has named Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy/Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, as vice president of pharmacy innovation/business development at Hy-Vee. The food and drug retailer said late Thursday that Agostino will start in the newly created position in the coming weeks. In that role, he will work with Hy-Vee’s