The Pharmacy of the Year Awards presentation is always a highly anticipated part of the program at McKesson ideaShare, honoring independent pharmacy owners for driving growth and improvements both in their businesses and in the lives of their patients.
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in late February released data showing that both patients and their health plans can realize savings of up to 60% on the cost of infused specialty medications by choosing alternate treatment sites, such as the ones fielded by Walgreens. DSN caught up with Michael Einodshofer, director of utilization management at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, to discuss the potential cost-reduction impact savings it can have on employers and payers.
Voters from all political parties support sunshine legislation that would make promote transparency in generic prescription drug payments by pharmacy benefit manager corporations, according to a national survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association released Tuesday.
On Friday, Stichting Preferred Shares Mylan, an independent foundation established in the Netherlands, announced that it would exercise its full call option to purchase 488,388,431 preferred shares in Mylan.
Rite Aid recently deployed an internal social media app called Applause that gives the entire team an easy way to quickly praise their colleagues. “Recognition and celebration is an important part of our culture,” Bob Thompson, EVP of operations at Rite Aid, told DSN.
The average lost time worker's compensation claim for workers using opioid painkillers can total as much as $117,000 — 900% higher than the cost for workers who do not take opioid painkillers, the National Safety Council says.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has unveiled its new Patient Self-Management Solutions aimed at reducing overall cost of care by approximately $1,000 per person with diabetes per year, improving health outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction.
Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday a definitive agreement to merge 43 of its beauty brands with Coty. The transaction includes P&G’s global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands.
Albertsons completed its acquisition of Safeway earlier this year to create a $57.5 billion company that now plans to return to public ownership with a major stock offering that has implications for trading partners and competitors.
One of the biggest challenges to patient adherence is that patients can’t take their medications if they can’t afford them. In December, McKesson developed a solution for its customers to help their patients stay adherent with their prescriptions.
Four regional Health Mart pharmacies were recognized for their excellence with nominations for McKesson’s Pharmacy of the Year award, here at McKesson ideaShare 2015. Drug Store News caught up with each of the finalists in a series of one-on-one interviews at this year’s event, and it became clear that three traits were common among them.
Class was in session here at McKesson ideaShare 2015 on Friday with a series of Health Mart University Live! sessions focused on building leadership skills, gearing up for quality measures and a business-building workshop where owners shared best practices and opportunities to grow the business.
New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report released on Wednesday.