Good Neighbor Pharmacy and PrescribeWellness are sponsoring the trip, specifically looking for pharmacies that are doing noteworthy things that help them provide better care while also achieving financial success, which will take place in June.
Through a pilot program from Washington State University College of Pharmacy and with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy’s permission, Albertsons helped bring a pharmacy tech immunization program to its employees.
The New York Times is reporting that Philadephia-based generics company Lannett continues to raise prices on its drugs, even as the Justice Department is set to launch an anitrust investigations an Connecticut’s attorney general undertakes a drug price investigation into the company. Among the generics that have seen prices increase recently was anti-psychotic fluphenazine, which went from $43.50 to $870 for 100 10-mg capsules in 2016. (New York Times)
It is uncertain if the United States will attempt a similar tactic, but Trump Administration office have repeatedly said they want to lower drug prices by having the Food and Drug Administration approve generic drugs faster.
Beyond offering STI and HIV testing, Walgreens also is furthering its commitment to supporting communities impacted by HIV through prevention and early detection services, as well as HIV continuing education for its pharmacists.
Through this initiative, Phoenix VA Health Care System nurses will be able to refer veterans to MinuteClinic for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries through the Veterans Choice Program when clinically appropriate.