Fresenius Kabi’s generic Cubicin launches
Fresenius Kabi has introduced its generic Cubicin (daptomycin for injection). The drug is an antibacterial indicated to treat complicated skin and skin structure infections in adults, as well as staph infections in the bloodstream in adults.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the generic Cubicin on April 11, Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Fresenius Kabi said. The generic is available in a single-dose, 500-mg bottle that the company said it would supply as a Novaplus private-label offering for members of Vizient.
Fresenius Kabi noted that it also offers daptomycin for injection through a third party under a previously approved application, and said it would continue to supply that option as well.
CVS Health names MinuteClinic chief medical officer
CVS Health has named Marc-David Munk chief medical officer of its MinuteClinic retail clinic business. Munk, who the company said will oversee MinuteClinic’s patient care efforts with a focus on clinical care, was most recently chief medical officer Boston-based health system Iora Health.
“We’re pleased that Marc-David Munk will be joining the healthcare leadership team at MinuteClinic and CVS Health,”CVS Health chief medical officer Troyen Brennan said. “Marc-David has an impressive background in health care and has demonstrated that he is a proven leader in the delivery of high-quality care. We believe that the knowledge and experience Marc-David will bring to MinuteClinic and to the overall CVS Health enterprise will not only lead to care delivery enhancements, but also to further innovation as we look for ways to expand and integrate health care services across our business.”
At Iora Health, which Munk joined in 2015, he restructured the organization’s care model, which included integrated behavioral health. Previously, he held leadership positions at the University of New Mexico Health System and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson College and a Master of Public Health from Boston University, as well as a Master of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard.
CVS Health opens UChicago MinuteClinic location
CVS Health has added a MinuteClinic to its CVS Pharmacy location inside the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care building. The Orland Park MinuteClinic will be open five days a week, the Woonsocket, R.I.-based company said.,
“Our new clinic will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care in an area that is convenient for people who live and work in Orland Park,” CVS Health senior vice president and MinuteClinic executive director Sharon Vitti said. “We’re excited to introduce more Chicago-area residents to MinuteClinic’s growing suite of health care services and we look forward to bringing innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered to the community.”
The MinuteClinic is opening two years into CVS Health’s clinical affiliation with health system UChicago Medicine, through which CVS health provides participant health orgniazations with prescription and visit information. The company said the partnership was designed to improve care coordination between the health system and CVS Health, as well as boost patient medication adherence.
CVS Health said the nures practitioner-staffed MinuteClinic location would offer diagnosis and treatment for such common illnesses as strep throat, common infections and minor wounds, as well as common vaccinations It also will offer health screenings and monitoring for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation, among other wellness services.