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Walmart takes on opioid crisis, offering free solution to safely dispose of unused meds

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Walmart says it will become the first national drug chain to offer a free disposal option at all its pharmacy locations.        

New Data: Pharmacy Owners' Profits Fall As Industry Competition Rises

Time for my annual look at independent pharmacy owners’ business economics, drawn from the recently released 2017 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Digest, Sponsored by Cardinal Health. Here's the press release: NCPA Releases 2017 Digest. Below, I review our latest estimates on pharmacy economics and margins. Show More Summary

In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court

Decimated by addiction, its heritage at risk, the Cherokee Nation is trying to sue pharmacies and distributors. But it may be blocked from doing so.

sPCMA Business Forum 2018

sPCMA Business Forum 2018March 5 & 6, 2018 Hilton Bonnet Creek | Orlando, FLThe sPCMA Business Forum attracts many executives and decision makers from PBMs and the nation's largest specialty pharmacies. The two-day event offers invaluable...Show More Summary

CVS plans to buy Aetna for $69 billion, reports say

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

CVS Health Corp. reportedly plans to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion in a deal that would further consolidate the U.S. health care industry by combining one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains with a major health insurer....

Join Me at The PBMI 2018 Annual National Conference

PBMI 2018 Annual National ConferenceMarch 5-7, 2018 | Palm Springs, CAThe pharmacy benefit management business is evolving rapidly. Stay current by joining me at the PBMI 2018 Annual National Conference next March.I'll be deliveringShow More Summary

If Employers Are So Unhappy with Their PBMs, Why Can’t They Change the Model?

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) recently released Toward Better Value, a fascinating survey of employers’ views about their pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). (free download) According to the results, employers are unhappy with PBMs’ performance on crucial services. Show More Summary

Why Manufacturers and PBMs Should Worry About the Growth of Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacies

The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) has just released its latest national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings. (Free download) I always enjoy this annual treasure trove of insights. This year’s survey confirms the extent to which hospitals and health systems are pursuing specialty pharmacy dispensing revenues. Show More Summary

National Pharmacy Practice Survey Finds Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

Technologies that improve medication use have been adopted by nearly 100% of hospitals across the United States, according to the "ASHP National Survey of Pharmacy Practice in Hospital Settings: Prescribing and Transcribing - 2016."Show More Summary

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic … Click to Continue »

Assisted-Suicide Measure Takes Effect in Washington, D.C.

A new measure took effect on Monday in the nation’s capital, allowing doctors and pharmacies to provide terminally ill patients with life-ending medication. Washington, D.C.’s mayor signed the Death with Dignity Act last December, but the measure wasn’t implemented until this week. City law now allows D.C. Show More Summary

The Latest: Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under 2013 law

The Latest on legal marijuana sales in Uruguay, which began Wednesday at 16 pharmacies across the South American nation (all times local): 1:00 p.m. One of Uruguay's first customers for … Click to Continue »

Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

Marijuana is going on sale at 16 pharmacies in Uruguay, the final step in applying a 2013 law that made the South American nation the first to legalize a pot … Click to Continue »

Breakthrough tool predicts properties of theoretical materials

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy used data on approximately 60,000 unique materials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Inorganic Crystal Structure Database to create a new methodology they call Properties Labeled Materials Fragments.

City suggests planners deny CVS' application

Laguna Beach staff members are recommending the Planning Commission deny a national retail pharmacy’s application to amend a conditional use permit and move into a space at 239 Broadway St. Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health is looking to open its second store in Laguna Beach, in a spot currently...

How Big Pharma Is Limiting Access To A Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Soaring prices for a life-saving drug have heavy-hitters in the pharmaceutical industry pointing fingers and shirking blame. Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), is suing the pharmaceutical company Kaléo...Show More Summary

Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

8 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Anger over rising drug costs has set off a civil war in the pharmaceutical industry, and the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager claims it is owed millions.

Uruguay opens registry to buy marijuana

Uruguay is beginning to register people who want to legally buy marijuana at pharmacies as part of the world's first government-regulated national marketplace for pot. Authorities announced the registry's launch … Click to Continue ...

Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis

“These drug wholesalers and retailers have profited greatly by allowing the Cherokee Nation to become flooded with prescription opioids,” the lawsuit alleges. Continue reading ? The post Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Health Systems Disrupt the Specialty Pharmacy Market to Improve Patient Care

Today’s guest post comes from Vizient™ University Health System Consortium, the nation's largest network of academic medical centers (AMCs) who collaborate to exchange and advance knowledge. Vizient is the nation's largest healthcare performance improvement company. The five authors of this article are employees of Vizient AMC members. Show More Summary

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