The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week announced that they expect the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 to remain stable at about $32.50 per month.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide."
In late July, the Government Accountability Office released a report on how the lack of effective communications between the Drug Enforcement Agency and both pharmaceutical distributors and chain pharmacy headquarters has impacted legitimate access to pain medicines. "The agency’s report further validates the need for bipartisan, bicameral legislation," according to NACDS.
Bartell Drugs announced Thursday that it is inviting donations of school supplies and hygiene products for its 12th annual “School Tools for Kids in Need,” from Aug. 2 through Aug. 29 at all 64 Bartell Drugs locations.
McKesson on Thursday reported increased revenues for the first quarter, which ended June 30. At $47.5 billion, revenues were up 9%, compared with $43.5 billion a year ago. First-quarter earnings per diluted share from continuing operations was $2.50 compared with $1.76 a year ago.
Drug Store News, in partnership with consumer health engagement company higi, has announced that Marlena Kelley, pharmacy manager at Publix’s Daphne, Ala., location, is the grand prize winner of its June 2015 Fit Pharmacist Challenge, sponsored by Splenda.
Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. To commemorate the anniversary, Drug Store News has put together an exclusive report on the effect that Medicare and Medicaid have had on the retail pharmacy industry and how it has transformed the role of the pharmacist.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association expressed support for the DXM Abuse Prevention Act, introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., on Wednesday.
The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (together, “Roxane” — an American specialty generics company) from Boehringer Ingelheim for about $2.65 billion.
Mylan on Wednesday announced that it received unconditional clearance from the European Commission under the European Union Merger Regulation for its acquisition of Perrigo Co., an Irish international manufacturer of private-label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and its member state boards of pharmacy are planning to enhance several of its examination and assessment programs to better reflect the evolving practice of pharmacy. Changes will begin in November 2015.
Among the nearly 400 manufacturers, automation, sofware and pharmacy business vendors on the trade show foor at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference this week were several important pharmacy solutions.
Cardinal Health's RBC 2015 closing session featured NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, who shared his life story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles — including his insights on teamwork, leadership, having a special needs child, and facing cancer; a Spin to Win gameshow activity; and more info about Cardinal Health's partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Customer Appreciation Night: Through the Decades was a celebration of 25 years at RBC. With surprises around every corner, this celebration allowed customers to turn back time. The celebration included dinner, dessert and a "Through the Decades" show.
Cardinal Health RBC’s Pharmacy Ownership Boot Camp was an intensive daylong lesson in how to successfully open and operate a community pharmacy hosted at Cardinal Health’s Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas.