Total spending on U.S. medicines increased 1% on a real per capita basis in 2013, while the use of healthcare services overall rose for the first time in three years, according to a new report issued today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

Bartell Drugs, a Seattle-based, family-owned pharmacy retailer, has named Brent Beebe as SVP merchandising.

The NRF announced that it is moving forward with a program that will provide retailers access to information on cybersecurity threats.


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RxImpact 2014
Timed with NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, DSN looks at how community pharmacy fills gaps in access and affordability for patients and payers. Click here to download the exclusive report.

Pain Management

New microsite to bring awareness for silent victims of flawed drug policy
The Drug Store News Group has launched a new microsite to help bring attention to another tragic side of the prescription drug abuse story — the millions of Americans who live in chronic pain that may be unable to access the medications they need thanks to proposed changes in regulatory policy.
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Diabetes Roundtable 2014

The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, hosted by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, brought together a powerful lineup of some the top minds in the business. Discussion, which was driven by questions developed by a select group of vendors, focused on three core themes: strategic alignment between retailers and suppliers, better sharing of risk and maintaining trust and transparency. The transcript that follows represents key highlights from the day’s conversations.




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