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NCPA reacts to government’s response in major HHS case

NCPA reacts to government’s response in major HHS case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey reacting to the government’s response to litigation that would close a regulatory loophole allowing massive corporate middlemen to heap retroactive fees on local pharmacies: “The retroactive fees that PBMs charge increased by 45,000 percent between 2010

NCPA to Gov. Abbott: Enact PBM reforms, support patients and small business pharmacies

NCPA to Gov. Abbott: Enact PBM reforms, support patients and small business pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey urging Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) to sign HB 1763, which unanimously passed the state House and Senate: “Pharmacies are among the most trusted and accessible health care providers but unfortunately, PBM overreach threatens their ability to

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

WASHINGTON— During his remarks on Wednesday, May 12, regarding the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program, President Joe Biden underscored the unique convenience and accessibility of community pharmacies nationwide, noting that more than 15,000 pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate adolescents ages 12-15. President Biden’s comments follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory

Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of ertapenem for injection in the U.S. market

Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of ertapenem for injection in the U.S. market

PRINCETON, N.J.— Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced this week the launch of ertapenem for injection, 1 g/vial, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of INVANZ (ertapenem for injection) for injection, 1 g/vial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). “We are pleased to bring this important product to market at this time,” said Marc Kikuchi,

Kinney Drugs offers COVID comfort vaccine experience for children

Kinney Drugs offers COVID comfort vaccine experience for children

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.  – Kinney Drugs has opened COVID-19 appointments for those age 12 and up consistent with recent CDC ACIP recommendations. In addition, the 100% employee-owned company is introducing an exclusive “comfort vaccination experience” through a partnership with Pain Care Labs. Kinney’s pharmacists have been specially trained in immunization comfort techniques and take the “sting” out

Hartig Drug administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12-15

Hartig Drug administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12-15

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Beginning Thursday, May 13, 2021, Hartig Drug Co. locations will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. Hartig Drug also continues to administer Pfizer and J&J vaccine to ages 16 and older. “Expanding eligibility for persons 12 and older is another leap forward in reaching a

Walgreens LIve: Walgreens panel tackles new COVID-19 questions

Walgreens LIve: Walgreens panel tackles new COVID-19 questions

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens leaders addressed COVID-19 tough questions during a Walgreens Live Event hosted on LinkedIn on Thursday.  On this Walgreens Live was a panel of experts including Dr. Kevin Ban chief medical officer at Walgreens, Rina Shah, group vice president, Pharmacy Operations & Services at Walgreens, Rick Gates, senior vice president – Pharmacy

Meijer opens three new supercenters

Meijer opens three new supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer has opened three new 155,000-square-foot supercenters, Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said Thursday. Located in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Indiana, the new stores promise “a state-of-the-art shopping experience,” providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty store environment. “These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to

PQA & CPF announce 2021 Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality Awards

PQA & CPF announce 2021 Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) announced today the recipients of the 2021 Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality (CPIQ) Awards.  The awards honor an individual and a community pharmacy, whose innovative practices have improved care quality, medication optimization and patient outcomes. The 2021 CPIQ Award recipient in

Kellogg’s MASHUPS Cereal returns with an new combo of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks

Kellogg’s MASHUPS Cereal returns with an new combo of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg is back to mixing it up with a new flavor combo — Kellogg’s MASHUPS Cereal with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks. The newest creation follows the launch of the first-ever Kellogg’s MASHUPS Cereal last year. Every bite of the all-new, limited-edition MASHUPS Cereal combines the delicious apple and cinnamon

Cosmoprof North America to be held in August

Cosmoprof North America to be held in August

LAS VEGAS — Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the largest B2B beauty exhibition in the Americas, will host its 18th edition August 29 – 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The award-winning event will be the first live b2b exhibition of the Cosmoprof international network, offering domestic and international retailers, distributors, beauty brands and suppliers the

PQA presents quality awards to 16 Medicare plan contracts

PQA presents quality awards to 16 Medicare plan contracts

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has recognized 16 Medicare plan contracts with a Laura Cranston Excellence in Quality or Quality Improvement Award for high achievement or significant improvement in PQA measures of medication safety and appropriate use. The awards are based on published CMS Medicare Part D Star Ratings. They were named

CRN names Johnson new chair of the Retailer Relations Forum

CRN names Johnson new chair of the Retailer Relations Forum

WASHINGTON— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is pleased to announce that Todd Johnson, senior director of Field Sales at i-Health, a subsidiary of DSM, is the new chair of CRN’s Retailer Relations Forum (RRF). Succeeding Tom Mondragon, now CEO of Welly, Johnson

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