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Steve Lawrence

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

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

Independent pharmacies keep care at forefront

Independent pharmacies keep care at forefront

ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite pharmaceutical market changes pressuring their businesses, independent pharmacies remain a mainstay care destination for millions of Americans, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2017 NCPA Digest. NCPA said Monday that its annual benchmarking survey, sponsored by Cardinal Health Inc., finds that independent community pharmacies continue to broaden their scope of

Cardinal Health gives boost to Drug Take-Back Day

Cardinal Health gives boost to Drug Take-Back Day

DUBLIN, Ohio — As part of its effort to fight prescription drug abuse, the Cardinal Health Foundation is urging the public to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. The event, held April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aims to help prevent medication abuse

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

“The times they are a changin’,” Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sang in 1964. It’s as true now as it was 53 years ago, especially for the chain drug industry. With the incoming administration of Donald Trump, all bets are off with health care. The Affordable Care Act appears set for demise, but no one in

Independent pharmacies step up level of care

Independent pharmacies step up level of care

  NEW ORLEANS — Independent community pharmacists are branching out care beyond traditional pharmacy services as they take a more active role in their patients’ health, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. The 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health Inc. and released Tuesday at NCPA’s 2016 Annual Convention, shows how independent pharmacies are

Medication sync program is introduced by Cardinal

DUBLIN, Ohio — Community pharmacists are reacting positively to a new custom-built medication synchronization program that simplifies the process for patients and caregivers who are filling multiple prescriptions and improves patients’ medication adherence by helping to ensure that they fill all prescriptions every month, according to Cardinal Health Inc. The Cardinal Health MedSync Advantage program

Cardinal Health bullish on medication synchronization

Cardinal Health bullish on medication synchronization

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health Inc. said its new medication synchronization program, MedSync Advantage, offers manifold benefits for community pharmacies in terms of patient care and efficiency. The latest offering in Cardinal’s Reach for the Stars suite of community pharmacy solutions, MedSync Advantage enables pharmacists to coordinate a patient’s prescriptions to be picked up on

Cardinal Health offers advice on Star ratings

DUBLIN, Ohio — Pharmacists can learn how to increase their business and position themselves at the forefront of preferred network access through a 31-stop town hall tour that Cardinal Heath is conducting throughout the United States. The “Reach for the Stars” town halls identify how pharmacists can contribute to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Cardinal Health honors community Rx innovation

Cardinal Health honors community Rx innovation

LAS VEGAS — Cardinal Health Inc. recognized the patient care and performance achievements of three community pharmacies at its Retail Business Conference (RBC) event this week in Las Vegas. Cardinal on Friday said that Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Whiting, N.J.; Katterman’s Pharmacy in Seattle; and El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy in El Dorado, Kan., are winners

Cardinal Health set to kick off Retail Business Conference

Cardinal Health set to kick off Retail Business Conference

LAS VEGAS — Cardinal Health Inc. expects to draw more than 8,000 attendees from across the globe at its Retail Business Conference (RBC) annual community pharmacy event, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The company said Monday that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the conference, which runs from July 22 to

Cardinal names new exec to head Medicine Shoppe

Cardinal names new exec to head Medicine Shoppe

DUBLIN, Ohio — John Fiacco has been appointed vice president of Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacies and will take over leadership of both drug store franchises from Terry Burnside, who has stepped down, according to Cardinal Health Inc. DUBLIN, Ohio — John Fiacco has been appointed vice president of Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacies and