December 10, 2010

Most beneficiaries of the Medicare Part D program are unaware of new measures to close the so-called “donut hole” coverage gap, according to a recent poll.

December 7, 2010


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — It’s the kind of low-price power play that gives smaller-scale independent pharmacy owners — and chain drug store operators too, for that matter — the willies. In what promises to be another potent and potentially market-altering exercise in massive scale and competitive clout, Walmart has linked up with insurance heavyweight Humana to launch what it says will be the lowest-cost prescription drug plan for seniors who rely on Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.


December 7, 2010

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Could the economy and the bare-knuckles competition that now defines pharmacy retailing lower the price bar even further for widely used generic drugs? It’s already happening.


December 7, 2010


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart clearly is not unique in the fact that some of its stores offer access to an in-store health clinic, but what is unique is that several years ago, the retail giant decided to scrap its retail clinic model of partnering with a handful of independent operators in favor of a more regionalized, healthcare system-driven model.


December 7, 2010

WASHINGTON — Proclaiming the potential cost-saving benefits of its signature legislative accomplishment, the massive health-reform bill enacted earlier this year, the White House is projecting that the Affordable Care Act will reduce average costs per patient enrolled in Medicare by thousands of dollars over the next decade.


November 30, 2010

Recent public perception that the Food and Drug Administration had not been doing its job — ensuring that Americans' approved medical devices and medicines are relatively safe — may be impeding fast approval processes, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report published Tuesday.

November 29, 2010

Generic drug maker Impax Labs is challenging the patent covering a drug used to treat high cholesterol, the company said Friday.

November 24, 2010

More than ever, seniors who rely on Medicare need to carefully evaluate the dizzying array of prescription drug plan choices available to them, as the 2011 enrollment period for Medicare Part D drug benefit program goes into high gear, independent pharmacy leaders declared Tuesday.

November 24, 2010

UnitedHealth Group will start a program next year that it said can reduce drug costs to as low as $2 per script, the company said Tuesday.

November 18, 2010

The fact that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic was highlighted as an innovator of healthcare delivery by...

November 16, 2010

With the holiday season just around the corner, CVS/pharmacy is encouraging older adults and their...

November 15, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday formally established the new Center for...

November 15, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a rule shortening the traditional 30-day...

November 14, 2010

Humana and Wal-Mart Stores on Monday announced that Mary Lee Reinscheld became the first Medicare...

November 14, 2010

In an effort to help seniors navigate changes in Medicare Part D plans, Walgreens is...

November 9, 2010

Budget cuts in Washington state to its Medicaid programs have created a “perilous situation” for...

November 9, 2010

Rite Aid on Wednesday announced its pharmacists have been prepared to assist seniors during the...

November 4, 2010

Under the Affordable Care Act, the average savings for those enrolled in traditional Medicare is...

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

November 2, 2010

A Walgreens distribution center in Mt. Vernon, Ill., has opened an employee wellness center, which...

October 26, 2010

U.S. Marshals earlier this month seized articles of prescription and over-the-counter drug products from Tri-Med...

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

October 24, 2010

Some say it cheapens patient care and reduces quality. The nation’s fourth-biggest pharmacy retailer and...

October 20, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Mylan generic drug for Parkinson’s disease, Mylan...