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Are digital pharmacies the answer?

World of DTC Marketing

Digital pharmacies seem to be springing up everywhere. It’s convenient for most but having a CVS pharmacy on almost every street corner allows patients to use drive-throughs to pick up their medications. CVS is competing against several start-up pharmacies that have no physical locations.

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STAT+: Documents detail how pharmacy giants Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart failed patients in the opioid epidemic


Amid a growing addiction crisis, and with the country already awash in prescription painkillers, the federal government was demanding accountability from the pharmacy giant for filling thousands of opioid prescriptions written by doctors in suspiciously large quantities.  

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The discovery of a new and compounding cybersecurity threat to pharmacies


Sam Crowther, founder and CEO of cybersecurity company Kasada, tells us about a recent discovery his company made that revealed tens of thousands of accounts with prescription drug attachments in major online pharmacies had been compromised. So, suddenly, you’re unable to get the medicine you need and have been prescribed by a doctor.

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Why is the healthcare industry hesitant to join the metaverse?

Pharmaceutical Technology

Holoportation could potentially allow doctors and patients to share the same virtual space and even allow doctors to examine a patient through a 3D projection. Virtual pharmacies could allow patients to pick up prescriptions directly from the metaverse, and have their drugs delivered to their real homes.

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Drug Channels News Roundup, April 2022: 340Boom, 340B Profits for Pharmacies & PBMs, Fixing Insulin, Walgreens’ Robots, and Doctors’ Day

Drug Channels

Glaucomflecken helps UnitedHealthcare celebrate Doctors’ Day! Next week, I'll be live and in-person at Asembia's Specialty Pharmacy Summit. P.S. For my daily pitches on the industry’s hits and misses, join my nearly 27,000 LinkedIn followers for daily links to neat stuff. Hope to see you there! d/b/a Drug Channels Institute.

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Researchers advocate for making pharmacy more sustainable

Medical Xpress

In an article published in the journal Science, a group of international researchers, including Gorka Orive, Doctor of Pharmacy and researcher in the UPV/EHU's NanoBioCel group, and Unax Lertxundi of the Bioaraba Institute for Health Research, advocate for greener pharmacy and argue that although conflicts of interest may be unavoidable, it is possible (..)

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Alto Pharmacy Launches Industry’s First Mobile App for Doctors’ Offices

BioTech 365

Alto Pharmacy Launches Industry’s First Mobile App for Doctors’ Offices Alto Pharmacy Launches Industry’s First Mobile App for Doctors’ Offices Alto Connect offers on-the-go prescription management and pharmacy communication for prescribers and clinical staff SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alto Pharmacy (“Alto”), a … Continue reading (..)