January 3, 2011

CVS Caremark is more than doubling the size of its Medicare Part D program by acquiring the Medicare Part D business of Universal American for roughly $1.25 billion.

January 3, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service has released its guidance on the healthcare-reform law’s tax on drug makers, according to documents posted on the agency’s website.

December 15, 2010

New York’s state Medicaid program could save $2.2 billion over 10 years by managing Medicaid pharmacy benefits more like private-sector employer plans, state employee plans and Medicare, according to a new study by healthcare policy research firm The Lewin Group.

December 13, 2010

More retailers have joined UnitedHealthcare's prescription savings program that caters to Medicare Part D members.

December 7, 2010

WASHINGTON — Proclaiming the potential cost-saving benefits of its signature legislative accomplishment, the massive health-reform bill enacted earlier this year, the White House is projecting that the Affordable Care Act will reduce average costs per patient enrolled in Medicare by thousands of dollars over the next decade.


November 16, 2010

With the holiday season just around the corner, CVS/pharmacy is encouraging older adults and their...

November 14, 2010

In an effort to help seniors navigate changes in Medicare Part D plans, Walgreens is...

November 9, 2010

Budget cuts in Washington state to its Medicaid programs have created a “perilous situation” for...

November 9, 2010

Rite Aid on Wednesday announced its pharmacists have been prepared to assist seniors during the...

November 4, 2010

Under the Affordable Care Act, the average savings for those enrolled in traditional Medicare is...

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

October 31, 2010

The DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care clinics, which are located within select Duane Reade...

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...

October 10, 2010

The chain pharmacy lobby is urging Congress to delay a plan by federal health officials...

September 26, 2010

As I write this column, it’s the final Super Tuesday primaries in eight states, including...

September 6, 2010

The recently installed head of the federal Medicare program is pushing hard to promote new...

August 25, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday expanded Medicare coverage of evidence-based tobacco-cessation...

August 9, 2010

As elderly patients have found improved coverage of prescription drugs after enrolling in Medicare Part...

August 8, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services will get a funding increase of $250 million...

July 18, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing an agreement by Fox Insurance to begin paying overdue...

June 29, 2010

Doctors Express, a national urgent care franchise, is looking to become the largest for-profit urgent...

June 21, 2010

An industry group catering to the nation's independent pharmacies has tapped two former Health and...

June 9, 2010

Of the 82% of consumers surveyed who considered themselves "well" or "adequately" insured, nearly all...

April 18, 2010

Want to weigh in on healthcare reform? What do you think it weighs, anyway—Congress’ Patient...