Chains & Business

Some customers say CVS pill bottles miss the targetSome customers are upset over CVS Pharmacy’s switch to different pill bottles than the ones Target has used for more than a decade.
Pharmacy chains cited for selling e-cigs to minorsSelect Walgreens, Rite Aid, and other chain drugstores were among those cited by the FDA for selling e-cigarettes, e-liquid, and cigars to minors.
California city requires pharmacies to collect unwanted Rx drugsSanta Cruz, Calif. has become the first U.S. city to require retail pharmacies and drug manufacturers collect and dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
CVS pharmacists must check PMP before dispensing opioidsThe agreement between CVS and Massachusetts requiring the PMP check prior to dispensing opioids is believed to be the first in the nation.
Starting your own pharmacy
Starting your own pharmacyThese pharmacists forged their own paths.
PBM giants cut drug expensesWhen Express Scripts and CVS Health announced their 2017 formularies on August 1, a common theme emerged among the healthcare giants: several blockbuster drugs will be removed from both companies’ formularies and lower-cost options such as biosimilars are being embraced.
Health Mart, Publix pharmacies top customer-satisfaction rankingsBoth brick-and-mortar and mail-order pharmacies receive high scores when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Power’s 2016 U.S. Pharmacy Study.
Pharmacist interventions boost adherence for minoritiesPharmacist intervention is one primary way that adherence to cholesterol-lowering medications can be improved in minority neighborhoods, a recent study found.
Compounding services can help your pharmacy stand outDennis Song, RPh, describes the steps to take when starting a compounding services business.
Regs, robbery responses among top “pharmacy gamechangers” for 2016
Regs, robbery responses among top “pharmacy gamechangers” for 2016The issues of most concern to pharmacists, outlined at McKesson’s ideaShare 2016.