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Why Sex Toy Shopping Is No Longer a Dirty Little Secret

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

It used to be something done in secret. Anybody, from good girl to gay guy to carnal couple, had to slink down to the seedy sex toy shop on the other side of town to purchase their private pleasure items.

Cleanup on Aisle 4: Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade Capture PR Magic

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.13.2014 | Celebrity
Stacy Slotnick

The actress filed a $6 million lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against Duane Reade Inc. on April 9. The complaint alleges the company improperly used the star's name and likeness on Twitter and Facebook, without authorization, to promote their brand.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

A Religious Freedom Parable

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What follows is a modern-day parable. I think it's important to point that out up front, in order not to cause any undue offense. The scene: the near future, when Arizona (or any other state, for that matter) becomes a bastion of religious freedom by passing laws shielding businesses from penalty for discrimination on the basis of religious belief.

CVS, Good for Public Health and Good for Shareholders

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

CVS/pharmacy announced on February 5, 2014, that it would pull tobacco products from its stores by October. The benefit of improved heart health, reduced chronic burden of disease, and household economies saving money on the direct cost of cigarettes? Priceless.

Four Key Obamacare Questions (and the Event Where They Might Get Answered)

Brian Reid | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Brian Reid

What was once, three decades ago, a small gathering of brave souls trying to lift the biotechnology industry off the ground has become a four-day celebration of the intersection of money and health care.

Kim Bhasin

Major Chain Is Getting A Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

In the face of large, aggressively expanding discount chains and low-price online stores, Walgreens is shifting its image, store design and product as...

PHOTOS: This Is An Actual Walgreens Store In Chicago

Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Craig Kanalley

Meet... a Walgreens in Chicago. It's located at the old Noel State Bank building, as explained here, a 1919 construction that is also a registered Chicago Landmark. That's at 1601 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

A Traveler's Worst Nightmare: Getting Sick on Vacation

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
John Blumenthal

You've been looking forward to your European jaunt for months; you're all packed; you board the plane; you register at the hotel; you do some sightseeing; you eat dinner at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city; the next morning you have a scratchy throat; by nightfall you have a fever.

Medical District's Bio Center Launches New Orleans Startups

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Over a decade ago, local leaders and Louisiana State University hatched plans to make Mid-City New Orleans a bio center. Economists cited a need to diversify beyond tourism, but residents have questioned the destruction of Lower Mid-City homes to make way for the BioDistrict.

Cutting Off Essential Health Care for HIV Patients: The Latest Managed Care Scheme

David Balto | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
David Balto

The holiday season is a time to reflect on and cherish our relationships with family, friends, and others that we see every day. But for thousands of HIV patients in Los Angeles, this holiday season will mean the loss of the critical relationship they have with their local specialty pharmacist.

Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Deaths Side-Stepped Punishment In 2006

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business

BOSTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The pharmacy tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak fended off discipline from health regulators in 2006 that could ha...

DIA Gets Dose of Big Pharma

John Corso | Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit
John Corso

Beverly Fishman's Pill Spill, a glass installation at the Detroit Art Institute, makes the comparison between art and medicine explicit. But what does it mean to stage a "pharmacy" in a museum? It's a more difficult question than meets the eye.

6 Tips for Managing the Cost of Your Prescription Medications

Women & Co | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Cutting back on pharmaceutical costs -- without cutting back on the medicine you need -- is easier than you think.

UM Pharmacy Tech. Allegedly Steals $14 Million Worth Of Cancer-Fighting Drugs From Work

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.09.2012 | College

For three years, hundreds of expensive syringes loaded with life-saving cancer drugs disappeared unnoticed from the shelves at the University of Miami...

Pharmacy Gunman's Father Found Dead In Home After Standoff

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 08.13.2012 | Crime

OMAHA, Neb. — Officers found a man dead at his Nebraska Panhandle home about an hour after his son launched a failed bid to rob a nearby pharmac...

Prescription Pickup

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.13.2012 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

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PBM Merger Means More Bad News For Consumers

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business
Eva M. Clayton

American consumers, still worried about finding or keeping their jobs and paying their bills in today's troubled economy, could receive another blow if a major health-industry merger between Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco Healthy Solutions is approved.

The Granbys, CT: In the Face of New Challenges, Granby Pharmacy Endures

thegranbys.patch.com | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

"There's a misconception out there about independents that we are more expensive, which just isn't true."...

Little Neck, NY: For Local Drug Store, The Prescription Is Personal

littleneck.patch.com | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"We know our customers on a one-on-one basis, by their names. We try to help them on a personal level."...

Could a Pharmacy Monopoly Affect Your Healthcare?

John Horton | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
John Horton

if you're on a regimen of prescription drugs, you already know how expensive prescription drugs can be -- and you may have found yourself comparing prices among pharmacies. What would happen to this diversity, and to patients, if one company -- one pharmacy -- were to engage in monopolistic behavior?

Group To CVS: Unlock Prince George's Condoms

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A group is criticizing the CVS pharmacy chain of keeping condoms locked up in stores located in areas with high rates of HIV, especially...

PHOTOS: Hirst Brings Opulent Art To Free Show

Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

Now showing at Leeds Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection from Damien Hirst in his hometown, a surprisingly personal exhibition from an artist so...

Prepare Yourself In Case Of Emergency

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Climate-related disasters give us little or no time to think about our medications, because we are focused on protecting our family, the property and staying safe.

Who Will Own the Brand of Integrative Medicine?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

There is a revolution happening in North American medicine. If successful, it will educate and empower consumers, introduce us to a world of new cures, and leave most of us wondering, 'Why didn't we do this 50 years ago?'