The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017 would clarify the Drug Quality and Security Act in a way that would align the statute with congressional intent to balance the issues of public safety and patient access.
In January of this year, Florida Hospital and Walgreens announced a retail health clinic and pharmacy collaboration focused on delivering more coordinated care and providing greater access to patients.
The National Community Pharmacists Association shared with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service a list of provisions it hopes will be included in the final rule for managed care organizations.
At the POLITICO Pro Health Care Briefing on Medicaid as a Driver of Care Innovation in the States, CVS Health chief policy and external affairs officer Tom Moriarty highlighted the role that pharmacists can play in helping reach patients with chronic conditions and improve their adherence through personalized interactions and how accessible care through retail clinics can reduce healthcare costs.
The College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University has spearheaded an innovative mobile clinic patient care program that provides much-needed pharmacy and healthcare services to Hardin County, Ohio’s medically underserved population.
The Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court decision which said Sandoz had to wait 180 days under federal law after receiving Food and Drug Administration approval to launch its biosimilar of Amgen’s Neupogen (filgrastim), Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz).
The latest report on generics cost savings, compiled by the QuintilesIMS Institute on behalf of the Association for Accessible Medicines, highlights the key role generics play in healthcare cost savings.
For decades, chain and independent retail pharmacy has been defined by its unyielding pursuit of professional recognition, fair reimbursement and full status as a member of the healthcare provider team. The industry has made huge strides toward that goal, thanks to massive investments in pharmacy technology and automation.