"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 edition of this meeting just days away, it is striking how far we have come!" writes NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in his latest blog post.
Specialty Pharmacy News
The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone), which is indicated to control low blood calcium levels in patients who have hypoparathyroidism.
With specialty and biotech drugs claiming an ever-greater share of the pharmaceutical market and spawning a backlash from payers and patients over their high price tags, pharmacy operators are smack in the middle of a growing tug of war between the drug industry, the public and private health plans struggling to keep up with the new drug-cost paradigm.
Drug Channels Institute on Tuesday offered a sneak peek to its 2014-15 Economic Report on Retail, Mail and Specialty Pharmacies with a look at the largest pharmacies, ranked by total U.S. prescription dispensing revenues for calendar year 2014.
Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services.
Diplomat Pharmacy on Tuesday announced the addition of Susan Faust to their senior leadership team as VP specialty infusion and market development.
AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its Duopa (carbidopa and levodopa) enteral suspension, which is used to treat motor fluctuations for people with advanced Parkinson's disease.
Walgreens on Thursday announced that effective immediately, Walgreens Infusion Services will serve as a limited network home infusion provider for Blincyto (blinatumomab).
Price Chopper launched a new specialty pharmacy program, which expands pharmacy services in an effort to provide more convenient and personalized solutions for patients.
Walgreens on Tuesday announced the launch of Well Beyond HIV, a national campaign highlighting people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis.