iPharmacy is an iPhone app that finds the nearest Pharmacy based on your location.
A surge in online drug sales could pose a threat to CVS, Walgreens and Walmart
The chains are hoping to reverse their sagging fortunes by turning drugstores into go-to treatment centers
PillPack is trying to solve the problem of drug adherence by simplifying your medicine cabinet. Medication arrives in the mail presorted into clear plastic packets, each marked in a large font with vital information: day, time, pills inside, dosages.
Whether CBD products actually provide a benefit to consumers and patients is still an open question, according to health experts. “It is a kind of a new snake oil in the sense that there are a lot of claims and not so much evidence,” Dustin Lee, an assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University told the New York Times in a February story.
The retail drugstore chains say they are closely monitoring the safety and effectiveness of such products and have carefully vetted the CBD manufacturers.
Belgian entrepreneur is winning over customers, and authorities, by challenging traditional outlets for personal-care products.
Retail giant’s purchase of online pharmacy PillPack means big trouble for drug supply chain stocks.
Take these four steps to reap the benefits
Trained pharmacists in New Zealand have been supplying certain medicines that require a prescription in Australia over the counter for a number of years, while Australia is falling behind.
Examples include trimethoprim, an antibiotic for urinary tract infections, sildenafil (Viagra®) for erectile dysfunction, triptans for migraines, and the contraceptive pill.
SO, YOU NEED to pick up a prescription. During lunch or after work you'll go to the nearest pharmacy, where you'll stand in line at a counter. The pharmacist will ask you to wait 20 minutes, so you'll contemplate a new shampoo or flip through magazines. Maybe you'll leave with your pills, but maybe the pharmacy won't have your meds in stock.
Or: Maybe you'll be able to use an app, or a slick chat interface, or pill bottles with sensors.
Pharmacy automation is not a new development — many pharmacies have integrated some degree of automation since the 1960s. But increased artificial intelligence and machine learning facilities, combined with the lower cost of automated systems, have put automation within reach for even smaller pharmacies.
CVS is a drugstore much like other drugstores, with one important difference: The receipts are very long.
Are people relying too much on the traditional doctor/patient interaction?
Nevertheless, the possible rise of pharmacists in American health care, resulting from the CVS-Aetna merger, could ultimately help alleviate primary care shortages across much of our country and continue to move us toward a system that prioritizes team-based maintenance over individual heroics.
Amazon buys Pillpack, another major health care move for Jeff Bezos’s company.
Filling a prescription online poses challenges, in part because the patient doesn’t pay directly for drugs.
Amazon’s possible expansion into prescription drugs has set the pharmacy industry on edge in recent months, igniting fears that the online behemoth will upend the existing business in much the same way that it has disrupted other consumer markets, from books to household supplies to groceries.
Every day, more discount pharmacy stores and chains are opening and assaulting health-care consumers with the “we are cheaper” message. But is price the best way to achieve positive health-care outcomes?
All health professionals, not just pharmacists, can remind people to return their unwanted medicines so they can be disposed of safely.
We all have a role to play to minimise the risks associated with unwanted medicines.
Hospitals have a drug problem. And they're looking to technology to solve it.
The problem is the way medications are being handled—and mishandled—by the hospital pharmacies and out on the wards. Inventory management is inefficient, drugs are too often misplaced, and narcotic medications are prone to theft.
Arizona is one of six states that explicitly give pharmacists permission to refuse to fill patients’ prescriptions, should those prescriptions be at odds with their own moral or religious beliefs.
Amazon is considering a move into the pharmacy business, the Journal reported last weekend. Just imagine the special cross-marketing touch the retail giant could bring to the splintered industry if it moves into the health-care field in a big way.
If you're looking to save a few dollars — who isn't, really? — here is some fail-safe advice: stop buying Advil.
Stop buying Tylenol, Aleve, Motrin or any other brand-name painkiller while you're at it. This isn't to say you shouldn't buy any painkillers at all — just that you should pick up the generic version...
Your local pharmacy is closing the wage divide between men and women.
“It does highlight that pharmacy benefit management is taking on a more significant role in a world that, even 10 years ago, was completely dominated by major medical health insurance,” said Mark Merritt, president of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the lobbying organization for PBMs.
Many people are now predicting that brick-and-mortar pharmacies will go the way of the dodo as more and more Americans manage their prescriptions online and Amazon continues to eye the prescription drug and pharmaceuticals market. Chain pharmacies may pass, but, like indie bookstores, community pharmacies will stand. Here’s why...
Although pharmacies do sell tests such as pregnancy tests, blood sugar strips and glucometers, blood pressure monitors, and HIV self-tests in some countries, they rarely perform on site testing. This is a missed opportunity.
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We are a new
kind of pharmacy.
Or maybe a new kind of pharmacy mixed with an old type of pharmacy. Anything but a chain type of pharmacy, where you wait in line to talk to people who would rather be anywhere else.
We simplify the process of managing medications through a combination of convenient packaging, modern technology, and personalized service.
We are dedicated to providing you with prescription services of the highest value and quality. Through this internet application you can refill an existing prescription, request a price quote and verify the status of an order.
The Pharmacy at Costco.com offers one-stop shopping for prescription medications. Costco members who want the value and quality of our products now have the convenience and privacy of shopping at home. You can order new prescriptions and refills for medications currently filled at Costco.com, 24 hours a day. They can be delivered anywhere in the United States.
CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com.
Simplify your life with Rite Aid's FREE and convenient prescription services. Transfer your prescriptions easily online.
With Walgreens.com, you can refill prescriptions through a number of convenient online options.
Save time and money with programs and services available in—store and online.
AMCP members apply clinical evidence and economics to help patients access safe and cost-effective medications.
The first pharmacy technician association
Dedicated to the advancement of professional practice in independent community pharmacy through entrepreneurship and mentoring.
The American Pharmacists Association is the largest association of pharmacists in the United States and is only organization advancing the entire pharmacy profession.
International professional association of senior care pharmacy
Representing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings.
The professional and representative organisation for pharmacy technicians
National voluntary organization of pharmacists
NACDS advances a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. For the ultimate benefit of the consumers served by NACDS members, the mission of NACDS is to advance the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry, by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products.
We are dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States.
PBA Health is a pharmacy services organization dedicated to the business of independent community pharmacy. We know that running a pharmacy is different than operating any other business out there. That’s why we deliver business products and services designed to help independently owned pharmacies stay successful.