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Lash Group’s Fusion to boost patient support

Lash Group’s Fusion to boost patient support

AmerisourceBergen Corp. subsidiary Lash Group aims to facilitate patient access to life-saving medications and improve patient engagement and health outcomes with the launch of Fusion, its new patient support technology ecosystem. Going beyond CRM, Fusion blends dozens of technologies with workflows customized for patient support services, and the platform’s proprietary, advanced data model allows Lash

Walgreens Rx disposal kiosk program adds partners

Walgreens Rx disposal kiosk program adds partners

DEERFIELD, Ill. — AmerisourceBergen, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Pfizer and Prime Therapeutics are helping Walgreens fight the national opioid epidemic by expanding the availability of safe medication disposal kiosks. The drug chain said Wednesday that the effort will bring the medication disposal units to an additional 900 Walgreens stores near military bases and

Reliefband lands distribution with AmerisourceBergen

Reliefband lands distribution with AmerisourceBergen

HORSHAM, Pa. — Reliefband Technologies LLC, maker of the Reliefband wearable device for motion sickness, has entered a distribution partnership with AmerisourceBergen Corp. Reliefband said Tuesday that the partnership enables AmerisourceBergen to provide the clinically proven Reliefband technology to retail pharmacies and health care providers nationwide. The watchlike device will be available over-the-counter at AmerisourceBergen’s

PrescribeWellness, AmerisourceBergen enhance Rx care

PrescribeWellness, AmerisourceBergen enhance Rx care

IRVINE, Calif. — Pharmacy care software specialist PrescribeWellness is including its PrescribeCare solution as a no-cost feature for AmerisourceBergen Elevate Provider Network customers. Cloud-based PrescribeCare is an electronic pharmacy “care plan” that pharmacists can use to digitally communicate with other care providers, reducing redundant data entry, improving care coordination, and earning community pharmacies compensation for

Independents get helping hand from AmerisourceBergen

LAS VEGAS — AmerisourceBergen Corp. showcased a “newly enhanced suite of solutions” for independent pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2017, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual trade show. The solutions are designed to empower, support and differentiate independent pharmacy operators, according to AmerisourceBergen. In addition to highlighting technological and customer support solutions, the company focused on advocacy in today’s

Operations restructured at AmerisourceBergen

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. has reorganized its operating model and leadership team to meet customer needs in what the company says will be “a more seamless and unified way.” The pharmaceutical distributor said that its customer-facing offerings will now be aligned under two groups: Pharmaceutical Distribution and Strategic Global Sourcing, and Global Commercialization

AmerisourceBergen revamps operating model

AmerisourceBergen revamps operating model

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. said it has reorganized its operating model and leadership to meet customer needs “in a more seamless and unified way.” The pharmaceutical distributor announced Monday that its customer-facing offerings are now aligned under two groups: Pharmaceutical Distribution and Strategic Global Sourcing, and Global Commercialization Services and Animal Health. The

AmerisourceBergen renews pact with Express Scripts

AmerisourceBergen renews pact with Express Scripts

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. has renewed its distribution agreement with pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. AmerisourceBergen said Monday that under the new five-year agreement, it will supply branded pharmaceuticals to Express Scripts through Sept. 30, 2022. “We are extremely pleased and proud to continue to be the strategic partner of choice

Role of drug distributors more crucial than ever

Role of drug distributors more crucial than ever

Changes in the nation’s health care system have made pharmaceutical distributors more important than ever. Large pharmacy operators have strengthened their alliances with the Big Three Wholesalers to maximize purchasing power, augment operational efficiency and work through such challenges as implementation of new federal regulations to ensure a secure supply chain. The role of drug

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

AmerisourceBergen’s James Frary to chair CEOs Against Cancer chapter

AmerisourceBergen’s James Frary to chair CEOs Against Cancer chapter

FORTH WORTH, Texas — James Frary, executive vice president at AmerisourceBergen Corp., has been named chairman of the CEOs Against Cancer Chapter of North Texas. CEOs Against Cancer, an initiative of the American Cancer Society, said Frary will focus on a range of issues facing working professionals from industries across the northern half of the

McKesson to pay $150 million in DEA, DOJ settlement

McKesson to pay $150 million in DEA, DOJ settlement

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million in a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) involving its monitoring and reporting of suspicious controlled substance orders. McKesson said late Tuesday that under the administrative and civil settlements the DEA will suspend the company’s DEA registrations to

HDA eyes GTIN coding system for pharma supply chain

HDA eyes GTIN coding system for pharma supply chain

ARLINGTON, Va. — Later next year, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) plans to launch a service to aid the adoption of a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) coding system across the pharmaceutical supply chain. HDA said Monday that the GTIN Repository Service, prompted by the enactment of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), will

AmerisourceBergen plans new specialty group HQ

AmerisourceBergen plans new specialty group HQ

CARROLLTON, Texas — AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group today has completed negotiations for a 300,000-square-foot office lease in Carrollton, Texas. AmerisourceBergen said the corporate campus will be the largest built-to-suit office campus at the Offices of Austin Ranch and one of the largest employers in the city of Carrollton. The property will serve as AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group’s

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