FIP Calls for a focus on Pharmacy Remuneration

Pharma Mirror

The Hague – “A common concern among pharmacy associations worldwide is the long-term financial viability of professional services delivered by pharmacists. The post FIP Calls for a focus on Pharmacy Remuneration appeared first on Pharma Mirror Magazine.

Amber Specialty Pharmacy Named 2020 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amber Specialty Pharmacy – a subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc. – has been named 2020 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS

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Health Systems Join Forces to Launch Specialty Pharmacy Alliance

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Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP) to Focus on Advocacy and Best Practices for Specialty Pharmacies WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS

Publix Pharmacy Offers Appointments for Flu Vaccines

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Pharmacy announced today a new online service for customers who would like to get their flu shot. The new online service is anticipated to improve social distancing measures LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS

 Publix Pharmacy Opens in Halifax Health Medical Center

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This morning, Publix Pharmacy opened a full-service pharmacy in Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The pharmacy will provide prescription and over-the-counter medications for patients, visitors and Halifax Health team members.

Amazon Pharmacy launches in India

The Pharma Data

Amazon has entered the pharmaceutical market by launching ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in India. . The Amazon Pharmacy offers prescription and over the counter drugs as well as basic health devices. . In January of this year, it trademarked ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Australia and Canada. .

ValuCare Center Named Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year

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Recognized for exceptional patient care, operational innovation and community commitment IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ValuCare Center, a Health Mart® pharmacy in Marinette, WI, has been named the Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year.

PTCE Launches ‘Faces of Pharmacy’ Recognition Campaign

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Inaugural yearlong campaign will highlight four pharmacy professionals a month for their hard work and dedication to the pharmacy profession CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS

Preferred Pharmacy Networks Dominate in 2021 Medicare Part D Plans: The Scoop on Cigna, CVS Health, Humana, WellCare, and More

Drug Channels

Our exclusive analysis of these data reveals that preferred cost sharing pharmacy networks will maintain their dominance as an established component of Part D benefit design. . Benefit Design Medicare Part D Narrow Networks PBMs Pharmacy

Hospitals Continue Their Startling Expansion into Specialty Pharmacy

Drug Channels

Hospitals and health systems are building a major presence in the specialty pharmacy industry. As we demonstrate below, nine out of ten large hospitals now operate a specialty pharmacy. accredited specialty pharmacies. 340B Hospitals PBMs Pharmacy Specialty Drugs

Prime Therapeutics Deepens Its Reliance on Express Scripts: Our Four Takeaways From Their New Pharmacy Relationship

Drug Channels

Last week, news broke that Prime Therapeutics is expanding its relationship with Cigna’s Express Scripts to include mail and specialty pharmacy dispensing. Channel Management Mergers and Acquisitions PBMs Pharmacy Specialty Drugs

Three Oaks Hospice Selects Hospice Pharmacy Solutions® as PBM Partner

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Three Oaks Hospice has joined Hospice Pharmacy Solutions’ Tru360™ program and its national network of community-based pharmacies to improve financial performance, reduce staff workload, and increase patient outcomes. RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HPS–Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) announced today that Three Oaks Hospice … Continue reading → Business Wire

Verify Online Pharmacies if Going International with PharmacyChecker Alternative to NABP’s Program

Pharmacy Checkers

PharmacyChecker has proudly announced a new online pharmacy verification tool to make it easier for consumers to determine if a website is safe and accredited through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. This verification portal can benefit patients, health care providers and caregivers considering lower-cost retail pharmacy options in Canada and other countries. Pharmacy Program” is to help consumers find “legitimate” online pharmacies, which are ones that have registered a “.pharmacy”

SingleCare Recognizes the Nation’s Top Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs and Pharmacies With Annual “Best of the Best” Pharmacy Awards

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Prescription Savings Service Honors 15 Winners that Have Gone Above and Beyond in Supporting their Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SingleCare®, the free prescription savings service, today announced the winners of its second annual “Best of the Best” Pharmacy … Continue reading → Business Wire

U.S. Pharmacy Chains Harm Patients With Medication Errors; NABP Appears Silent

Pharmacy Checkers

When you go to your local CVS and Walgreens – and other big pharmacy chains – are you getting the highest standard of care? Have these pharmacies gone rogue? Yet the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) doesn’t seem to be paying much attention to medication errors at U.S. pharmacies. Here’s proof that the NABP are paying relatively little attention to medication errors compared to internet pharmacies. pharmacy industry. pharmacy boards.

Valor Compounding Pharmacy™ Earns PCAB® Seal of Accreditation

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Valor Compounding Pharmacy™ is proud to announce that it has earned the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board’s (PCAB®) Seal of Accreditation, which demonstrates the company has met the highest standards … Continue reading → Business WireAccreditation reflects Valor’s™ commitment to excellence, quality and safety BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS

Rite Aid Kicks Off Celebration of Front-Line Pharmacy Heroes

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) announced the kick-off of the company’s annual Pharmacy Champions program, which the … Continue reading → Business Wire

The State of Specialty Pharmacy 2020: Market Data and Trends (video)

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In May, I recorded a brief video webinar for an on-demand business education session at Asembia's 2020 Specialty Pharmacy Summit Virtual Experience. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. Hospitals Industry Trends PBMs Pharmacy Specialty Drugs Video

India $4 Billion E Pharmacy Market Opportunity Outlook 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “India E Pharmacy Market Opportunity Outlook 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. “India E Pharmacy Market Opportunity Outlook 2025” Report Highlights: India E Pharmacy Market Opportunity: > US$ 4 Billion by 2025 India E Pharmacy End … Continue reading → Business Wire

Humana Welcomes Additional Retail Pharmacies to Preferred Medicare Part D Network

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NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, has announced that Kroger Health and its family of pharmacies, Costco, Publix and HEB have joined its preferred stand-alone Medicare Part D pharmacy network for 2021. LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS

What is a “legitimate” drug or online pharmacy?

Pharmacy Checkers

However, use of the word “legitimate” is found in the DSCSA, and that word is often misused by opponents of drug importation and international online pharmacies – and that got me thinking. On the subjects of drug importation, online pharmacy verification, drug safety and affordability, the word “legitimate” is thrown around a lot. What is a legitimate online pharmacy? wholesale pharmacy $80,000. wholesale pharmacy for $30,000.

Specialty Pharmacy Keeps Disrupting Buy-and-Bill—and COVID-19 Will Accelerate It

Drug Channels

Will COVID-19 trigger long-term share gains for specialty pharmacies as suppliers to hospitals and physician offices? But payers will try to retain some of these gains—especially if they also own a specialty pharmacy.

Sticker Shock in the Pharmacy

NY Times

For chronically ill patients, decisions about whether to pay or go without medications are life-or-death battles that must be fought over and over again

Toppan Subsidiary Okapi Pharmacy Launches Medicine Delivery Service

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Adam Winstead Recipient of the 2020 Specialty Pharmacy Service Excellence Award from the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This month, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) awarded Adam Winstead, vice president of information technology at Amber Specialty Pharmacy, with its prestigious Specialty Pharmacy Service Excellence Award. OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS

Pharmacy Times® and Pharmacist Moms Group Celebrate #WomenPharmacistDay

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Pharmacist—Pharmacy Times®, the leading multimedia resource for pharmacy professionals, has partnered with the Pharmacist Moms Group to celebrate … Continue reading → Business WirePartnership will commemorate the event with a webinar and presentation of Woman Pharmacist of the Year award on Oct. 12 CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS

How Hospitals and PBMs Profit—and Patients Lose—From 340B Contract Pharmacies

Drug Channels

The stunning growth of specialty pharmacies in the 340B Drug Pricing Program has accelerated a troubling trend: Patients covered by commercial insurance and Medicare Part D are footing the bill for 340B savings. 340B Benefit Design Hospitals PBMs Pharmacy Pharmacy Economics Specialty Drugs

The State of Retail Pharmacy 2020 (video)

Drug Channels

In this clip, I summarize the perilous competitive dynamics facing retail pharmacies. Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) Industry Trends Pharmacy Pharmacy Economics VideoThanks to everyone who joined me for DCI's Industry Update and COVID-19 Impact video webinars. I enjoyed putting these events together and hope you benefited from watching them. If you missed these two live events, click here to find out how you can watch the replays.

Pharmacy Times® Re-Launches #ThankAPharmacist Social Media Campaign During American Pharmacists Month

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Annual campaign encourages patients, colleagues, friends and family to recognize dedicated pharmacy professionals through social media. CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS

Guardian Pharmacy Services Expands Into Ohio Through Partnership with Mullaney’s

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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guardian Pharmacy Services, one of the nation’s largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacy companies, announced that Mullaney’s, a leading independent pharmacy based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is joining the Guardian family.

Innovation Associates, a Leading-Edge Provider of High-Volume Pharmacy Automation and Software Solutions, Announces New Name and Brand – iA

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Innovation Associates, a leading-edge provider of high-volume pharmacy automation and software solutions for retail, hospital, federal healthcare, and mail-order pharmacy markets, today announced that the company will now operate and be known as “iA.”

British consumers have increasingly turned to community pharmacies during COVID-19

The Pharma Data

British consumers have increasingly turned to community pharmacies during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study. 29% of consumers physically visited a pharmacy to buy healthcare products during lockdown.

Prescription Pet Medications Now Available in Georgia Publix Pharmacies

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Pharmacy is now filling pet medication prescriptions at all Georgia locations. LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS Available medication categories include allergies antibiotics arthritis and anti-inflammatory bronchitis dry eye ear (antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal) endocrine (Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, diabetes and hypothyroidism) heart … Continue reading → Business Wire

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Selects Omnicell Central Pharmacy Dispensing Service to Enhance Medication Safety and Dispensing Efficiency

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NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that Memorial … Continue reading → Business Wire

UB awarded grant to help pharmacies build community health worker programs

Scienmag

Innovative program could lower costs for patients while helping them better access pharmacy services BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have received a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to help add community health workers to pharmacies to better connect patients to critical services and lower health care costs.

PBM-Owned Specialty Pharmacies Expand Their Role In—and Profits From—the 340B Program

Drug Channels

pharmacies now participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Below, we update our exclusive analysis of the biggest specialty pharmacies within 340B. As you will see below, these specialty pharmacies have dramatically increased their participation in the 340B program.

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Names ParcelShield ‘Strategic Partner of the Year’

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‘Helps Specialty Pharmacies Ensure More Effective On-time Delivery of Critical Medication Therapies’ REDMOND, Ore.–(BUSINESS

Walgreens and CVS Top the 28,000 Pharmacies Profiting from the 340B Program. Will the Unregulated Party End? (rerun)

Drug Channels

I'm rerunning this post to provide context for manufacturers' recent actions regarding 340B contract pharmacies. Yesterday, Eli Lilly announced that its products can be dispensed only at covered entities and their child sites, but not via external pharmacies.

Pharmacy Quality Solutions Announces Appointment of John Michael O’Brien to Board of Directors

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#pharmacyPharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS), the leading technology provider of pharmacy performance management services, announced … Continue reading → Business Wire

PTCE Announces September ‘Faces of Pharmacy’ Winners in Recognition of American Pharmacists Month

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#APhM2020–In support of American Pharmacists Month in October, PTCE, a leader in continuing education for multispecialty pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, is committed to recognizing … Continue reading → Business Wire