AIDS Healthcare Foundation to rebrand MOMS Pharmacy
LOS ANGELES — The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is rebranding a chain of specialty pharmacies it recently bought.
The AHF, which bought MOMS Pharmacy in August 2012, said it would rebrand the chain as AHF Pharmacy. MOMS is focused exclusively on providing medications and support services to people living with HIV and AIDS. The name change will be effective immediately, but the entire rebranding could take several months due to state pharmacy regulations and the need to replace signage, prescription labeling and other fixtures.
"2012 was an exciting year for AHF, heralded by the remarkable growth and expansion of many of our programs and services, including AHF’s acquisition of the MOMS Pharmacy chain in August," AHF president Michael Weinstein said. "Throughout the transition, continuity of care and services for MOMS Pharmacy clients remained our highest priority, so we made a decision to continue to operate those pharmacies under the MOMS brand."
MOMS pharmacy mainly deals with medication regarding people suffering from AIDS and HIV. These pharmacies are doing a great job by providing services to the patients against the most dreaded disease in the world. I hope the rebranding would make it more popular and it will continue to provide services like this.
Reports: Roche dips into Tamiflu reserve
NEW YORK — The Food and Drug Administration is allowing Roche to tap its reserves of the flu drug Tamiflu, according to published reports.
Reuters reported that the Swiss drug maker would start selling its reserve stock of the adult formulation of the drug, whose chemical name is oseltamivir.
The FDA has reported spot shortages of the pediatric formulation of the drug, but has said pharmacists can break open the capsules and dissolve it in liquid to create a substitute. Meanwhile, a shortage of the adult formulation has appeared in Canada.
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Innovation appoints new VP government and professional services
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. — Pharmacy automation company Innovation has appointed Phil Samples as VP government and professional services, the company said Friday.
Samples, who has worked in pharmacy for more than 30 years, will be charged with increasing the company’s presence in the government pharmacy market. He previously worked as VP for Truven Health Analytics. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force in 2010, after 27 years of service. He also served as the 10th consultant for pharmacy services to the USAF Surgeon General and a medical group commander for hospitals within the United States and in the deployed environment.
"Phil has a unique understanding of all aspects of pharmacy operations, especially as it pertains to clinical impact of process optimization on patient satisfaction and improved outcomes," Innovation CEO Mary Reno said. "His exceptional experience across various disciplines and his inherent leadership skills will firmly resonate with both our team and our customers."
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