According to Veterans Affairs estimates, the price range for IUD costs to the military is $350 to $650 per device. Allergan will offer its IUD to the military treatment facilities and VA hospitals for $55.83.
According to the most recent data from the FDA’s Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study, 31.8% of rural, white males 12-17 years of age are either experimenting with, or at-risk for, using smokeless tobacco.
The legislation, advocated by both retail pharmacy and the pharma industry, would advance collaboration among health and enforcement authorities to achieve drug abuse solutions that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications.
In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.
The letter points out that copay increases place financial burdens on TRICARE beneficiaries and restrict patient access. In addition, restricting patient access could adversely impact medication compliance and actually increase health costs.
The complaint alleges that Endo paid Impax Laboratories and Watson Laboratories, which were the first companies to file for FDA approval for generics of Endo’s Opana ER and Lidoderm, to delay their generic product launches.
The fifth edition of this special Rx-Impact report — inserted in headquarter copies of this issue of DSN and delivered to all current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate — is meant to help educate lawmakers on the important role community pharmacy plays as the face of health care in neighborhoods all across America, helping to lower the cost of health care, improving patient access, advancing the quality of care and ultimately delivering better outcomes.