The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by full committee vice chair Marsha Blackburn to address the nation’s growing prescription drug abuse epidemic.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday opened registration for the association's educational/networking events — The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry — taking place Nov. 5 to 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.
As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.
The Deparment of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced the availability of up to $300 million under the Affordable Care Act to help the nation’s community health centers expand service hours, hire more medical providers, and add oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.
A new analysis from Avalere Health released Tuesday found that consumers in exchanges receiving federal assistance to reduce their out-of-pocket costs may experience inconsistent reductions in spending depending on the plan they choose.
U.S. consumer spending fell by $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, in April 2014. It was the first monthly decline in consumer spending since April 2013 and followed a 1% increase of $117.6 billion the previous month.
Bartell Drugs and its customers have teamed up to donate $100,000 to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services for ongoing recovery efforts for those affected by the March 22nd Oso mudslide in Snohomish County.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of four new companies to its membership roster — voting members Arizona Nutritional Supplements and Ingredion and associate members AccentHealth and UL Consumer Products.
"Should a Medicare senior’s “preferred” pharmacy be nine hours away by plane? Should a community pharmacy be reimbursed $300 below its cost of acquiring and dispensing a lifesaving drug? Should patients endure long trips for basic health services that a local community pharmacist is qualified to provide? Of course not," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO, B. Douglas Hoey in his latest guest blog entry.
MissNowMrs.com, an online name-change service created to simplify the name-change process for brides, on Tuesday announced a deal with Rite Aid making MissNowMrs.com gift cards available in nearly 4,600 Rite Aid locations nationwide.