February 28, 2012

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.

April 16, 2015

The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Marc Watkins as VP and corporate medical director, reporting directly to Kenneth Patric, chief medical officer.

April 16, 2015

Walgreens kicked off its Red Nose Day charity drive early on Thursday with a YouTube video featuring the first Red Nose sold in Chicago. 

April 15, 2015

United Health Group’s Optum has announced it is joining with MedExpress, a provider of walk-in care.

April 15, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced the launch of its newest evaluation program, which creates a roadmap for how sites delivering intermittent or outpatient treatment — but do not act as a primary care provider for a majority of its patients — can fit into the medical home neighborhood.

April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.

April 13, 2015

UnitedHealthcare on Monday announced it will fold Walgreens' Balance Rewards loyalty program into its Reward Me health incentive program. 

April 9, 2015

Associated Industries of Massachusetts has announced that CVS Health and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will receive the 17th Annual John Gould Education & Workforce Development Award for their Health Pharmacy Technician Program.

April 9, 2015

Pharmacists are performing more patient-care activities in a variety of healthcare settings as the industry is opening up to more opportunities for women.

April 9, 2015

Weis Markets is losing one of its longest serving executives after the company announced that the chairman of the board is stepping down.

April 8, 2015

USA Today on Wednesday reported that a supplement launch expected in April has already drawn criticism from industry. 

April 7, 2015

Private health insurance exchange enrollment doubled to 6 million covered, accordiing to an Accenture report released Tuesday. 

April 7, 2015

The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday established a new Biosimilars Board. 

 

 

April 7, 2015

Harvard researcher on Tuesday reported that BMPEA, an amphetamine isomer, was found in supplements containing the ingredient Acacia rigidula. 

April 7, 2015

The disparity between reimbursement rates and generic drug costs caused by a lag in payment is forcing many community pharmacies to operate at a negative margin.

April 1, 2015

Meijer pharmacy plans to open a full-service retail pharmacy on the campus of the Spectrum Health Medical Center. 

March 30, 2015

OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group’s freestanding pharmacy care services business, ramps up PBM business with a $12.8 billion deal.

March 27, 2015

Walgreens cashiers are no longer required to tell departing customers "Be well," according to a recent report in The Chicago Tribune

March 26, 2015

Hundreds of pharmacy advocates met with members of Congress during the seventh annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day.

March 26, 2015

Pursuant Health (formerly SoloHealth) on Thursday partnered with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise on a new health-and-wellness platform. 

March 25, 2015

Fred's acquired a specialty pharmacy operation for $66 million.

March 25, 2015

The two companies will merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company, resulting in a portfolio that will make the newly formed entity a food-and-beverage powerhouse. 

March 24, 2015

Apotex' Jeff Watson elected to chair the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Monday.

March 24, 2015

Reckitt Benckiser's Durex brand launches app to help couples connect.