It is uncertain if the United States will attempt a similar tactic, but Trump Administration office have repeatedly said they want to lower drug prices by having the Food and Drug Administration approve generic drugs faster.
Good Neighbor Pharmacy and PrescribeWellness are sponsoring the trip, specifically looking for pharmacies that are doing noteworthy things that help them provide better care while also achieving financial success, which will take place in June.
One of the biggest trends in food and beverage in the past several years has been in better-for-you offerings — something that’s expected to continue to influence new products as consumers remain focused on what’s in their favorite snacks and beverages.
Hy-Vee’s recent corporate restructuring will see 70 new corporate hires, roughly 50 of which will be focused on its IT capabilities, the rest of which focus on its Healthmarket format and its restaurants.
The New York Times is reporting that Philadephia-based generics company Lannett continues to raise prices on its drugs, even as the Justice Department is set to launch an anitrust investigations an Connecticut’s attorney general undertakes a drug price investigation into the company. Among the generics that have seen prices increase recently was anti-psychotic fluphenazine, which went from $43.50 to $870 for 100 10-mg capsules in 2016. (New York Times)
A recent survey conducted by ECRM found good alignment between retailers and suppliers, but the findings also suggest that there is room for the relationship to improve. Read ECRM’s SVP retail Wayne Bennett’s takeaways from the survey.
Data from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation found that 11 companies spent more than $30 million on community-based health-and-wellness programs in 2016 promoting 38 programs that reached 11.2 million Americans.
Beyond offering STI and HIV testing, Walgreens also is furthering its commitment to supporting communities impacted by HIV through prevention and early detection services, as well as HIV continuing education for its pharmacists.
Panelists discussed the largest health-and-wellness challenges retailers are facing, as well as current solutions suppliers are working on to make the industry even better, at the Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable during DSN's Industry Issues Summit.