The American Pharmacists Association is weighing in on what it says would be an ideal addition to any health care reform efforts: patient access to pharmacist-provided services and affordable, safe medications.
OmniSYS, a medical claims billing, Medicare compliance and pharmacy patient engagement solutions company is bringing voiceTech and its Fusion-Rx platform into its suite of pharmacy solutions with a recent acquisition.
Based on new data about Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor cholesterol drug Repatha, CVS Health’s chief medical officer, Dr. Troyen Brennan, told Reuters that the number of patients eligible to use the drug could quadruple. He noted that the data — published in the New England Journal of Medicine and showing Repatha’s ability to reduce heart attack, stroke, heart disease deaths, chest pain hospitalizations and stent and bypass procedures by 15% — would need to be reviewed by heart experts. (Reuters)
Under the terms of the agreement, the partner will develop, manufacture and supply the products exclusively for Upsher-Smith, which will market and distribute the products under its own label in the United States.
Binghamton students that select this elective rotation will spend six weeks working side-by-side with Innovation senior team members with a specific focus on learning effective management and leadership skills in an outpatient pharmacy operations environment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently collaborated with the Florida Department of Health to conduct additional analysis of locally acquired Zika cases, including analysis of resident travel patterns in Florida.
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its assessment of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP's proposal to replace Obamacare, and The Hill is outlining five of the biggest takeaways. Among them are the 24 million individuals who would be uninsured by 2026, with 14 million losing coverage next year, as well as the expected reduction in the federal deficit that the bill would bring about. The bill would also create extensive changes to Medicaid. (The Hill)
Albertsons, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart all saw significant rises in year-over-year satisfaction, with all advancing at least 3% year over year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.