08/28/2015 - 11:49am

Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.

08/24/2015 - 5:47pm

The National Association of Chain Drugs Stores celebrated Albertsons/Safeway and Kinney Drugs for the companies’ political advocacy and grassroots activities at NACDS Total Store Expo, Friday evening at the NACDS Political Involvement reception.

08/23/2015 - 7:37pm

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson discusses the NACDS RxImpact grassroots advocacy program, which can serve as a resource for pharmacy professionals to learn how to engage and educate lawmakers about key pharmacy issues.

08/22/2015 - 6:17pm

“A profound, and likely irreversible, impact on the business of health care.” That’s the effect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act already has had in the five years since its passage and enactment into law, PricewaterhouseCoopers said. 

08/22/2015 - 6:11pm

Variations in how states have implemented the insurance eligibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act have “led to highly diverse, geographically dependent health reform experiences,” noted PwC’s Health Research Institute, and made the states “key players in health reform.”

08/22/2015 - 6:11pm

Health insurers are responding by “changing their fundamental business model,” PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in its report on U.S. health industry trends in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. 

08/22/2015 - 6:10pm

Like the regulatory changes that spawned the modern era of telecommunications in the mid-1990s, the health reform law has unleashed a tide of innovation and competitive disruption that’s rippling through the nation’s shifting healthcare system. 

08/22/2015 - 6:09pm

Driven by the funding priorities of health reform under the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians once again are moving to the center of American health care.

08/22/2015 - 6:07pm

Health reform is spawning new risk-sharing patient-care initiatives that are shifting the focus of health delivery.