December 22, 2010

Carol Kelly, SVP government affairs and public policy for NACDS, spoke with Drug Store News on Dec. 20 about what the state Medicaid budget crisis means for pharmacies in Washington, what NACDS is doing to resolve the issue and how the state could address its healthcare costs more effectively.

December 15, 2010

New York’s state Medicaid program could save $2.2 billion over 10 years by managing Medicaid pharmacy benefits more like private-sector employer plans, state employee plans and Medicare, according to a new study by healthcare policy research firm The Lewin Group.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 10, 2010

Save Flexible Spending Plans — a national grassroots advocacy organization sponsored by the Employers Council...

September 26, 2010

As I write this column, it’s the final Super Tuesday primaries in eight states, including...

September 26, 2010

The spotlight is shining brighter and brighter on worksite clinics as employers work to rein...

September 21, 2010

Newt Gingrich, former House speaker and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, unveiled a...

September 14, 2010

Against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, employer healthcare costs for active employees are projected...

August 30, 2010

Comparing the situation with a hypothetical B-movie about a whale eating New York, Harvard University...

August 29, 2010

If there ever was a time for retail pharmacists to assert their role in a...

August 26, 2010

Take Care Health Systems’ announcement that its Take Care Clinics ranked among the top 10%...

July 7, 2010

Fearing that the implementation of an electronic provider enrollment program for Medicare Part B in...

June 29, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is objecting to a move by the Centers...

June 9, 2010

Of the 82% of consumers surveyed who considered themselves "well" or "adequately" insured, nearly all...

May 20, 2010

Emergency room visits have been -- and continue to be -- on the rise, and...

May 16, 2010

If approved by the U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Centers for...

May 3, 2010

Despite widespread media coverage on healthcare reform, political debates and legislative initiatives over the past...

April 18, 2010

Want to weigh in on healthcare reform? What do you think it weighs, anyway—Congress’ Patient...

April 8, 2010

Patient-centric healthcare solutions offer a glimpse of what health reform eventually could look like by...

March 25, 2010

After more than a year that spawned bitter debate, a tea party, a growing divide...

March 22, 2010

Capping a tumultuous, yearlong battle that came to define both his presidency and the increasingly...

March 21, 2010

Passage of the mammoth health-reform bill Sunday night by the U.S. House of Representatives is...

February 18, 2010

Simply put, if you take a significant number of retail pharmacies out of the Medicaid...

January 28, 2010

Was the massive effort by the White House and congressional Democrats to overhaul the nation’s...