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 »
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 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 »
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 »
(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.
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...
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
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 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 ...
“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.
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
(National University of Singapore) A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel web-based tool that predicts a patient's 15-day readmission risk.
A federal judge says he will allow a jury to deliberate in the case against a former top executive at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a national meningitis outbreak … Click to Continue »
by Dan Savage I'm a gay man in my late 20's who works for a national pharmacy chain. At my old store, there were three cute guys who were semi-regular patients; they don't know each other, and I knew each one by name. I was transferred to another location, and yet, even now, I find myself occasionally "Facebook-stalking" them. Show More Summary
The giant drug distributor resolved allegations that it failed to report suspicious orders by pharmacies that distributed opioids.
Families who rely on an epinephrine auto-injector to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions now have a more cost-effective option. CVS, the national pharmacy chain, will begin widely stocking the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, an auto-injector that dispenses epinephrine. Show More Summary
sPCMA Business Forum March 8 & 9, 2017Hilton Bonnet Creek | Orlando, FL The sPCMA Business Forum attracts many executives and decision makers from PBMs and the nation's largest specialty pharmacies. The two-day event offers unparalleled...Show More Summary
Time for my annual look at independent pharmacy owners’ business economics, drawn from the recently released 2016 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Digest, Sponsored by Cardinal Health. Here's the press release: Independent...Show More Summary
The University of Utah College of Pharmacy's Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $19.5 million contract renewal with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test drugs to treat epilepsy.
Walgreens sued Theranos on Tuesday claiming that the once high-flying blood-testing start-up had breached its contract with the national pharmacy chain. The drugstore chain filed the lawsuit under seal in U.S. District Court in Delaware. Walgreens’ lawyers said details of the suit’s allegations...