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Walgreens pursuing Rx contract with Delta Air Lines, report says

BY Jim Frederick

NEW YORK Walgreens is reported to be negotiating with Delta Air Lines on a contract to provide pharmacy services and contracted prescription pricing directly to employees of the airline, rather than working through a pharmacy benefit manager.

Dow Jones Newswires reported Wednesday that Walgreens and Delta are in talks to craft a prescription-provider agreement, similar to the deal Walgreens struck last summer with Caterpillar Inc. Under terms of that pact, the heavy equipment maker gained access to Walgreens’ Pharmacy Management Excellence program, which provides transparent prescription drug pricing and discounts to employers that offer prescription benefits to their employees, dependents and retirees. Health plan members covered by Caterpillar obtain their medicines via a Walgreens proprietary price list displaying the cost Walgreens pays drug manufacturers.

The deal, which took effect in January, also provides health plan members a “significant” discount on all Walgreens branded and non-branded products. Presumably, the drug chain is pursuing a similar arrangement with Delta.

Walgreens, for its part, is neither confirming nor denying the report. “We’re really not quite sure where that came from, but it hasn’t been confirmed by either side,” Walgreens spokeswoman Tiffani Washington told Drug Store News. “We’ve said for a while that we do have some interest from various companies, but we haven’t made any announcement.”

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RediClinic offering Latisse consultations

BY Antoinette Alexander

HOUSTON RediClinic, which operates 22 retail health clinics inside select H-E-B stores in the Greater Houston and Austin area, now is offering Latisse, an FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow lashes.

Latisse is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for not having enough eyelashes or eyelashes that are inadequate. The topical solution must be applied each night on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. Results are gradual and peak after 12 to 16 weeks.

RediClinic is offering Latisse consultations for $69.

 

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t.hopkins says:
Apr-06-2011 11:39 am

Good to know this. Many women would love to consult first before jumping to using Latisse or buy latisse. It is always good to know first if you are okay with anything you are going to take.

t.miller says:
Mar-17-2011 09:04 am

Where exactly can I find this clinic? I want to consult in a very prestigious clinic first before I will purchase and use Latisse. Just want to make sure. Shay Arrellin buy latisse

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca announce postmarketing study for Onglyza

BY Alaric DeArment

WILMINGTON, Del. Two drug makers hope to find out how well a diabetes drug works in treating patients who run the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in a post-marketing study announced Tuesday.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca announced the start of a phase 4 study of 12,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes treated with the drug Onglyza (saxagliptin). The placebo-controlled study, called SAVOR-TIMI 53, will take place over a five-year period and follow patients who have a history of previous cardiovascular problems or multiple risk factors for vascular disease, with the goal of determining whether adding Onglyza to their current standard of care will reduce their risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Onglyza in July 2009.

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