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NJ Horizon Members, Immunizations Available via Independent Pharmacies »
Through a new arrangement between Garden State Pharmacy Owners, Inc. (GSPO) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jers...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Judge halts N.J.’s Aid in Dying law »
A state judge has granted a request to stop New Jersey’s “aid in dying” law from taking effect, preventing any physician...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Teen vaping tied to marijuana use »
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Join our Dog Days of DIR fight »
NCPA's qAM by NCPA | Aug 13, 2019   Congress is in recess until after Labor Day....
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Preventing Errors with High-Risk Medications »
Medication errors present a global challenge that threatens the quality of care and patient safety and contributes to cont...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Independent community pharmacy plays a vital role in health care »
Depending on who you talk to, there are roughly 25,000 small chain and independent pharmacies in the United States. Some o...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Amazon’s PillPack is battling with CVS and Walgreens over getting patient prescriptions »
Amazon bought internet pharmacy PillPack last year, a deal that sent shares of pharmacy companies tumbling . To get peo...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Drugmakers master rolling out their own generics to stifle competition »
When PDL BioPharma’s $40 million blood-pressure medicine faced the threat of a generic rival this year, the company pulled...
Monday, July 29, 2019
How drug middlemen take back money from pharmacists »
Express Scripts, which manages pharmacy benefits for roughly 100 million people, claws back millions of dollars per year f...
Monday, July 29, 2019
McKinsey Advised Johnson & Johnson on Increasing Opioid Sales - The New York Times »
At the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the rule is sacrosanct: Never publicly disclose client advice. And f...
Friday, July 26, 2019
The Redefinition of Pharmacy Jobs »
Predicting which pharmacy jobs will still be around in five or fifteen years isn’t easy because the future is not what it...
Friday, July 26, 2019
Pharmacy Urges Decisive Action to Close DIR Fee Loophole, Appreciates Senate Finance Committee’s Ini »
"DIR relief means closing the loophole that is over-charging seniors and Medicare and making it unsustainable for pharmaci...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
10 Ways to Reduce Administrative Costs »
Operating an independent pharmacy comes with lots of costs, chief among them being inventory and labor. But it’s the small...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Pelosi aide: Major bill to lower drug prices coming in September »
A top aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that House Democrats will unveil their long-awaited bill to...
Monday, July 22, 2019
Survey Finds 45% Of Americans Have Some Doubt About Vaccine Safety »
Vaccines are a critical component of population health, but a new survey suggests that nearly half of American adults have...
Friday, July 19, 2019
How 1.5 billion painkillers flooded N.J. and sparked an epidemic that’s killed nearly 20K people »
More than 1.5 billion. That’s billon, with a 'b'. That’s how many prescription pain pills landed in New Jersey from 200...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
CDC Calls on Pharmacists to Aid HIV Epidemic »
While new data from the CDC recommends screening for people between the ages of 13 and 64 years of age, only 40% have ev...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Trump’s Aborted Drug Price Rule Spares ‘Middlemen’ And The Drug Industry »
News that Donald Trump has killed a plan to eliminate rebates health plans receive from the government when negotiating...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
EDA eyes cut to pharmacy company’s $40M tax break »
The state’s Economic Development Authority pulled its vote from Tuesday’s meeting on reducing the $40 million tax break...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Middlemen poised to grab back money they’ve already paid to Ohio pharmacists »
Struggling Ohio pharmacists have been encouraged in recent months, with one of two companies that determine their Medicaid...
Friday, July 12, 2019
204 Pharmacy Stakeholder Groups Urge Senate Finance to Fix DIR »
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 11, 2019) — Support for pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fee reform continues to grow, wit...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Trump’s Rebate Reversal Causing Concerns »
Pharmacy and healthcare groups criticized the Trump Administration’s reversal of its proposal to eliminate rebates from go...
Friday, July 12, 2019
How to Combat DIR Fees & PBMs with Pharmacy Inventory Management »
I want to tell you a story about how we changed our pharmacy and subsequently our lives. My dad always said “This is a nic...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
White House kills major drug pricing proposal »
A big part of the Trump administration's plan to lower drug prices is now dead, White House spokesman Judd Deere confirmed...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Hepatitis C: Resurgence of a Silent Epidemic »
In the United States, much of the effort to identify the estimated 300 million people who are living with viral hepatitis,...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
‘There’s Nothing to Give Them’: The Hunt for Lifesaving Epipens »
Parents and pharmacists are grappling with a continuing shortage of the allergy shots and hurdles that stymie al...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Federal judge blocks Trump rule to require drug prices in TV ads »
W ASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday blocked a Trump administration regulation that requires drug makers to include th...
Monday, July 8, 2019
Trump says executive order will ensure US pays the lowest prices in the world for drugs »
President Donald Trump has said that the White House is working on a ‘favoured nation clause’ to ensure the United States...
Monday, July 8, 2019
New Jersey Legislature passes PBM bill »
The New Jersey Legislature has passed A3717 , dealing with reimbursement transparency.  READ MORE
Friday, July 5, 2019
Pharmacy Education for the 21st Century »
As the role of today’s pharmacists expands beyond the counter and takes its place in the changing landscape of healthcare,...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Drug prices in 2019 are surging, with hikes at 5 times inflation »
Price hikes on prescription drugs are surging in 2019, despite vows from lawmakers and the Trump administration to rein in...
Monday, July 1, 2019
Here's what happens to the minimum wage in NJ starting July 1 »
July 1, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey workers are scheduled for a raise.  READ MORE
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A CVS Lawsuit Uncovers Three Surprising Revelations about Amazon’s PillPack Strategy »
Last week, a judge in Rhode Island issued a decision in CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. John Lavin . Briefly: CVS had sued Lavin, w...
Monday, June 24, 2019
President Donald J. Trump is Putting American Patients First by Making Healthcare More Transparent »
IMPROVING PRICE AND QUALITY TRANSPARENCY: President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to bring more healthcare...
Monday, June 24, 2019
Dispatch analysis: State's attempt to curb drug middlemen mostly futile »
A Dispatch analysis of prescription drug prices for the poor and disabled since the state's latest stab at reform turns up...

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