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Issue 01-06-2020

Pharmacy Outlook: Sheila Arquette, NASP

Pharmacy Outlook: Sheila Arquette, NASP

In its infancy, specialty pharmacy truly was a niche industry serving a limited number of patients with a small number of high-cost, low-volume, chronic or complex conditions, such as hemophilia and Gaucher’s disease. Specialty pharmacies came into existence as a result of unmet needs. As more drugs derived from biotechnology with higher-than-average prescription prices became

Pharmacy Outlook: John Gray, HDA

Pharmacy Outlook: John Gray, HDA

A new decade presents an opportunity for reflection. For Healthcare Distribution Alliance and our pharmaceutical distributor members, 2020 finds us reexamining the value our industry provides to the larger health care ecosystem while reassessing our priorities and anticipating what is around the corner. HDA captured the state of our industry, and what the future may

Pharmacy Outlook: Stephen Ubl, PhRMA

Pharmacy Outlook: Stephen Ubl, PhRMA

Not so long ago, people diagnosed with hepatitis C faced a lifetime of serious complications. The virus would progress slowly, and over time, could cause extensive liver damage. But that’s not the case anymore for the vast majority of patients with the disease. Thanks to medical research and innovation over the past 25 years, patients

Pharmacy Outlook: Peter Matz, FMI

Pharmacy Outlook: Peter Matz, FMI

Health and well-being, including pharmacy-specific programs, is of the utmost importance to the food retail industry. Unquestionably, supermarkets are a key partner in health and well-being for the communities and customers they serve — not just because of the health and wellness programs they offer, but also due to the number of health professionals they

WBA honored as top innovator

WBA honored as top innovator

DEERFIELD, Ill. — During its 119-year history, a spirit of innovation has always been a part of Walgreens’ DNA — from the introduction of child-resistant prescription containers to the first drive-through pharmacy. Since the retailer merged with Alliance Boots in 2014, the evaluation and deployment of new ideas has accelerated even further, and the combined

Pharmacy Outlook: Scott Melville, CHPA

Pharmacy Outlook: Scott Melville, CHPA

Welcome to 2020, where, more than ever, patients and caregivers are taking control of their health care decisions and an increasing array of consumer health care products is helping them get well, stay healthy, treat minor ailments and even manage some chronic conditions. The marketplace is evolving before our eyes, including the manufacturers, who are

Lewis Drug named Regional Chain of the Year

Lewis Drug named Regional Chain of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Since 1942, family-owned Lewis Drug has been providing shoppers in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota with quality prescription and over-the-counter drugs complemented by sophisticated and comprehensive front-end ­offerings. Through the years, despite challenges from big-box chains that have staked claims in Lewis territory — as well as the adversity the company