The change makes patients who earn up to four times the federal poverty level based on family size (up to $97,000 for a family of four) eligible for some of the 40 medicines offered for free by the program.
Genoa said that the acquisition was part of its strategy to improve patient care at the community mental health centers it partners with amid a shortage of psychiatry providers. The acquisition marks the launch of Genoa Telepsychiatry.
The APhA on Oct. 28, along with the National Association of Chain Drug Sotres, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the National Community Pharmacists Association and Walgreens, held its third annual Capitol Hill Health Fair, providing flu vaccinations and health screenings. The event was also partly sponsored by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., who is a registered pharamacist (pictured). (APhA)
The New York Times reported Tuesday that embattled drug maker Turing Pharmaceuticals, which made headlines when it acquired Daraprim and raised the price by more than 5,000% overnight, had announced a planned drop in price by the end of 2015. The Times pointed out that the 10% decrease. “Since acquiring Daraprim three months ago, our top priority has been to ensure that patients who need Daraprim have ready, affordable access to it,” Turing said in a letter. (New York Times)