DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of financial reach for many people. Chains also
ARLINGTON, Va.— U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R, Ohio) visited the Ashland, Ohio, Discount Drug Mart to discuss pharmacy benefit manager issues – including the need for direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee relief. Rep. Gibbs also presented Discount Drug Mart with a proclamation recognizing the company’s 50th year in business. Discount Drug Mart – an
A wide spectrum of merchandise from produce to home health care products in stores approaching 30,000 square feet has set Discount Drug Mart apart from the competition. The personalized service, caring pharmacy staff and convenient locations that complement the broad assortment have served the chain well for five decades.
McLEAN, Va. — Photo Finale, the leader in white-label photo ecommerce services, announced that Discount Drug Mart, the Medina, Ohio-based chain of 73 drug stores, has moved its online photo service to the Photo Finale platform. Customers can now order prints, canvas, photo books, gifts and much more. “Photo Finale is ready to offer the
MEDINA, Ohio — Discount Drug Mart and McKesson High Volume Solutions (HVS) have entered into a pharmacy automation agreement that calls for McKesson HVS to provide the retail pharmacy operator with a dispensing automation platform for a central fill pharmacy in Avon Lake, Ohio. With value-based reimbursement becoming increasingly important, Discount Drug Mart believes the
MALVERN, Pa. — McKesson High Volume Solutions (HVS) announced a pharmacy automation agreement with Discount Drug Mart, Inc., an Ohio-based retail drug store chain that operates more than 70 pharmacies in the state. As part of the deal, McKesson HVS will provide a dispensing automation platform for Discount Drug Mart’s central fill pharmacy to be
What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and
NEW YORK — Community pharmacy operators continue to respond to an unprecedented string of natural disasters across the United States. CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid Corp., Discount Drug Mart, Albertsons Cos., Kroger Co. and Walmart are among the community pharmacy operators contributing funds and other assistance. The Albertsons Cos. Foundation organized an in-store fund-raiser to
NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have stepped forward with donations and other aid for relief efforts on Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the infrastructural damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Discount Drug Mart are among the chains contributing funds and other assistance to the U.S. territory, where
As August draws to a close, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can chalk up a wildly successful month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours with members of Congress and their staff. Last week NACDS hosted what it called a record-breaking 20 pharmacy tours, a 34% surge in tours hosted in just one week. Overall
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is running newspaper advertisements in selected congressional districts this month. The ads thanks members of Congress for sponsoring a bill that would let pharmacists provide basic health care services to Medicare patients in underserved areas, and urging passage and enactment of the legislation. The Pharmacy
MEDINA, Ohio — Discount Drug Mart plans to install Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. 3D Savings Center kiosks in its stores. In addition to holographs, the kiosks will display advertising, including exclusive Discount Drug Mart promotions. The kiosks have a two-dimensional interactive touchscreen that gives consumers access to information as well as rewards and coupons. “The
MEDINA, Ohio — Discount Drug Mart announced today that it will install Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. 3D Savings Center kiosks in its stores. In addition to holographs, the kiosks will display advertising, including exclusive Discount Drug Mart promotions. “The Provision 3D Savings Center will provide opportunities for customers to achieve even more savings,” said Discount
MEDINA, Ohio — Pharmacy services will be a focus for Discount Drug Mart in 2017 following a year in which the chain saw a gain in medication therapy management revenue and increased demand for flu shots. The retailer doubled revenues from MTM in 2016 and provided 5% more immunizations than in the previous flu season.