The operator of 10 pharmacies will offer in-store specials for a 10-week period.
Northwestern Ohio’s The Courier is reporting that CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo delivered a speech at Ohio Northern University titled “Driving More Affordable, Accessible and Effective Care,” in which he noted the ways pharmacy can help drive down healthcare costs. He said that retail pharmacy will play a key role in combatting such issues as medication non-adherence and stepping into primary care. “Retail pharmacy is oftentimes the front door to health care,” he reportedly said. “It provides more opportunities to interact with patients than any other site of care.” (The Courier)
The oral solution is a generic of Endo Pharmaceuticals’s Hycodan Oral Solution, 5 mg/1.5 mg per 5 ml.
Open to all independent pharmacies, the event will take place April 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Administered as an injection, it is intended for patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy and have failed to respond, or have stopped responding to other systemic therapies.
The company will distribute the drug on behalf of its partner, Mikart, which developed the product and also is manufacturing the product.
Kroger subsidiary has launched this service at 215 of its clinics located inside select Kroger, Dillons, Fry’s, Jay C and King Soopers in 10 states.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations have recognized 43 pharmacists across the country with a 2016 NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award.
The Texas Pharmacy Association’s project will connect a network of community pharmacists in three Texas communities to physicians, clinics and hospitals in an effort to improve patient adherence and save on overall healthcare costs.