Tag Archives: Pharmacy

National Chains Carefully Circle Obamacare

by Tom Norton While US Pharma anxiously watches the initial roll out of Obamacare, there are those entities closely associated with the innovator Rx business that have a very different view on what Obamacare means to their concerns.  These firms are carefully circling the new law, thoughtfully observing its implementation, and, generally, viewing its startup […]
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Congress Clarifies Drug Compounding, Tracking Policies

Public outrage over deaths from contaminated injectables produced by large compounding pharmacies, along with rising concerns about counterfeit and unauthorized drugs entering the U.S. market, managed to lift the stalemate on Capitol Hill long enough to generate agreement on reform legislation. After months of public hearings and negotiations, Democrat and Republican leaders of the House […]
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Filling the Rx Gap: Cost Solutions at the Point-of-Sale

Prescription abandonment—cited as one of the major cost-related issues in healthcare—has prompted numerous efforts to raise the profile of pharmacists in driving improvements in patient utilization. With a marked decline in engagement elsewhere—physician prescribers are seeing fewer sales reps and DTC spending is ebbing – more solutions providers are seeking to fill the gap, with […]
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Congress, FDA Should Consider Tech Solutions for Safer Compounding

By Niels Erik Hansen Last fall’s deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections is a tragic reminder of the risk of errors inherent in manual pharmacy medication compounding. Unsanitary conditions at the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that made the injections resulted in fungal contamination of the drugs. The resulting outbreak sickened nearly 700 people in […]
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Pharmacists: The Other White Coats

Patients in search of face time with a healthcare provider are stopping into their local drugstores, where consultations are free and the wait time is shorter. Pharmacists are in a unique position, too, to move the needle on drug adherence.
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