Is it strep throat? Pharmacies say they could give you the answer and maybe save a trip to the doctor

An association representing pharmacies says having rapid strep tests available in their stores across Canada could save unnecessary visits to the doctor for many patients with sore throats. But pediatric experts say such tests aren’t good enough to consistently rule out strep throat in kids.

What CVS is doing to mom-and-pop pharmacies in the US will make your blood boil

Reuters CVS Caremark, the in-house pharmacy benefit manager for CVS, has been accused of squeezing small pharmacies, driving some out of business. Lawmakers in Arkansas and Ohio have been quick to pass laws designed to end this by demanding higher transparency or regulatory oversight. CVS is also trying to buy up small pharmacies, which is […]

Aussie flu: Vaccine SHORTAGE as pharmacies running out due to epidemic – are you affected?

Aussie flu is spreading across Britain, and it seems some pharmacies are struggling to cope with the demand. Six branches of Boots in the UK were unable to offer flu jabs this weekend. What is Aussie flu? Australian flu, a strain of flu known as H3N2, caused havoc in Australia over its winter. Now it […]

Pharmacies take a $10 billion hit as Amazon lands Whole Foods deal (CVS)

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion, and pharmacy stocks are feeling the heat.  The pharmaceutical supply chain is down by a total market cap of $ 10 billion, according to UBS. In addition to the grocery stores whose stocks have been getting clobbered on the news, here are the […]