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.
From large-scale, high-volume processors to “cobots’’ that require a minimal amount of countertop space, a new generation of dispensing tools is allowing pharmacies to shift more of the workload to technicians and central-fill sites.
Lena Jouran joins Smith Drug from Walgreens, where she was finance director, pharmacy procurement, supply chain and Rx insights — a role in which the teams she led supported business units managing more than $4 billion of inventory.
ZDoggMD has a creative message designed to create a better system of care that both incorporates fair payment and treatment for clinicians like pharmacists and inspires both personal and system transformation.
In addition to the timeline and visual logbook, new features include a fingerprint login, an events newsfeed featuring diabetes-related articles, set reminders and a break out of pre- and post-meal tagged results.
With Live Oak Bank equipment leasing, pharmacies can acquire the equipment they need to successfully run their business while matching lease payments with their budget, cash flow and anticipated additional revenue.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee highlighting pharmacy’s role in the healthcare system and urging passage of provider status legislation.
According to the QuintilesIMS Institute’s 2017 Medicine Use and Spending report, Truvada had $3.1 billion in sales on an invoice price basis in 2016, ranking 17th among the top 20 medicines in the U.S. based on invoice spending.
The program for patients with Cigna-administered health plans sponsored by their employer is aimed at reducing healthcare costs by offering patient engagement and discounts for certain MinuteClinic services and CVS Health-branded health products, among other resources.