After months of negotiating, the US Senate has finally passed legislation that gives the FDA greater oversight of compounding pharmacies and also creates a national system for tracking prescription medicines from factory to pharmacy....Show More Summary
Today’s guest post is from George Kitchens, RPh, President of Artia Solutions, and consultant for Elsevier. George discusses research that compares acquisition cost reimbursement benchmarks—National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) and Predictive Acquisition Cost (PAC)—to such usual list price benchmarks as Average Wholesale Price (AWP). Show More Summary
Time for my annual look at independent pharmacy owners’ true economics, courtesy of the just-released 2013 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Digest, Sponsored by Cardinal Health. Here's the press release: NCPA Digest:...Show More Summary
Yesterday, the Third Circuit decided a case that could have a ripple effect across the nation. The case involved the brothers Katzin, and their spree of burglaries of Rite Aid pharmacies across three states. When Harry Katzin emerged as a suspect through investigation, police consulted with the United States Attorney's......
Once again, Omnicare is settling kickback and false claims charges. The nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy will pay $120 million to the US government to resolve allegations of engaging in ‘swapping,’ which refers to offering below-market...Show More Summary
Here’s a pre-Halloween scare for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) will drop 48 brand-name drugs from its 2014 standard national preferred formulary. View the Express ScriptsShow More Summary
For the first time, Express Scripts (ESRX) has excluded a few dozen medicines from its national preferred formulary. The move, which the pharmacy benefits manager says had been signaled to drugmakers, comes in the wake of rising prices for brand-name medications, increasingly narrow formularies elsewhere and greater use of co-pay cards. Show More Summary
With adult and adolescent vaccination rates below national goals, this study of more than six million vaccinations administered in more than 7,500 Walgreens pharmacies across the United States identifies a potentially important public health impact pharmacies can make by providing vaccines during convenient times that expand access to particular groups of people...
Shoppers at CVS pharmacies have been having some fun online by showing their savings — all four feet of them.A simple purchase of a pack of gum or lip balm at the national pharmacy chain has been accompanied by comically long receipts filled with coupons, which customers have started posting to Twitter and Instagram. Show More Summary
A heated spat has broken out over an effort by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to obtain a so-called top-level Internet domain address. The group is seeking approval from ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned...Show More Summary
Ever since the scandal erupted over compounding pharmacies and a national outbreak of fungal meningitis, KV Pharmaceuticals has been telling the FDA ‘we told you so.’ Now, the drugmaker, which landed in bankruptcy after a pricing controversy...Show More Summary
At least seven people have reported complications after being injected with a potentially contaminated medication made in a pharmacy in Tennessee, federal and state health officials said.
A Senate committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would give the Food and Drug Administration greater authority over compounding pharmacies.
Team made up of students from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University in St. Louis.
PharMerica to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PharMerica Corporation ( NYS: PMC ), a national provider of institutional pharmacy, specialty infusion and hospital...Show More Summary
A 23-year-old pharmacy technician from Lexington, South Carolina is challenging the nation's largest greeting card manufacturer to recognize her two moms, and gay and lesbian parents around the country. read more
(The Root) -- If Susannah Baruch were in charge of the nation's biggest chain pharmacy stores, she'd issue orders today. They would read: Make room on store shelves, somewhere between the pregnancy tests and the condoms, for anotherShow More Summary
After a little hunting around I have confirmed that there is definitely a revamp of the National E-Health Strategy being undertaken - as mentioned by the Pharmacy Guild President last week See here: http://www.pharmacynews.com.au/opinion/future-of-e-health-hinges-on-election-result Word...Show More Summary
Two students from UIC's College of Pharmacy will travel to Austin, Texas, this weekend to compete against seven other teams from universities such as Stanford and MIT in the national finals of the Student Startup Madness competitionShow More Summary
PharMerica to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PharMerica Corporation ( NYS: PMC ), a national provider of institutional pharmacy, specialty infusion and hospital pharmacy management services, today announced that Michael J. Show More Summary