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Issue 10-13-2014

CVS sets goal for improving medication adherence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has established a target to increase medication adherence by as much as 15%. The latest Insights Report published by the CVS Health Research Institute, titled “Adherence: Why It’s So Hard and What We Can Do About It,” reviews key research findings on medication adherence and lays out its goal to

Walgreens teams up with WebMD

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has joined forces with WebMD Health Corp. to improve consumers’ health and wellness by helping and incenting them to make more salubrious choices at home, at work and on the go. In the coming months, the companies will work together to provide WebMD’s virtual wellness coaching programs directly to Walgreens

Pharmacies rated by J.D. Power

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — AmerisourceBergen Corp.’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy (GNP) network topped the chain drug rankings in J.D. Power’s latest pharmacy customer satisfaction study. Customer Satisfaction Brick & Mortar Pharmacies PHARMACY RATING 1. Publix 886 2. Good Neighbor Pharmacy 884 3. Wegmans 883 4. Health Mart 873 5. Sam’s Club 865 6. H-E-B 864 7.

More insurers to offer coverage under ACA

WASHINGTON — The number of insurers offering health plans under the Affordable Care Act will increase by about 25%, the Obama administration reported. Seventy-seven new carriers will offer health insurance coverage for 2015 through federal and state exchanges, the government said last month. The next enrollment period for ACA plans runs from November 15 through

Diplomat makes initial public offering

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy has launched an initial public offering. Through the IPO, more than 13.3 million shares of the specialty pharmacy company’s common stock are for sale on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DPLO. The price is expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Diplomat is selling 10

Patients embrace med sync programs, NCPA poll finds

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) found high satisfaction among patients enrolled in medication refill synchronization programs. The study, a national phone poll of ongoing medication users ages 40 and older, conducted by Langer Research Associates, revealed widespread patient satisfaction and ways that community pharmacists can market the

More clinical affiliations are established by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has entered into clinical affiliations with three leading academic medical centers. The collaborating medical centers are the University of Maryland Medical System, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System. Through these affiliations, the patients served by these medical centers will

Care bolsters pharmacy technology

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies is migrating to PDX Inc.’s Enterprise Pharmacy System (EPS) as its main pharmacy platform. Deployment of the PDX system is slated to begin this month. According to Michael Wysong, chief executive officer of Care Pharmacies, the platform will enable Care pharmacists to provide more health care services. “We are excited

NACDS reflects on impact of Hatch-Waxman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The strong relationship between retail pharmacy and the generic drug industry was stressed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as it marked the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, also known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. Since the law’s inception, generics have

Plastic bags banned in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at drug, grocery and convenience stores has been signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown, but a national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers has vowed to seek a referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July. Under SB270, plastic

Sam’s does its part for women’s health

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of an effort to encourage women to take a more active role in monitoring and maintaining their health, Sam’s Club pharmacies nationwide hosted free women’s health ­screenings. Available to both members and nonmembers of the warehouse club chain, the free screenings were offered on October 11 at all 599 Sam’s

Drug chains lead way in retail health care

The three most influential health care retailers in America are drug chains. They are, in no particular order, Walgreens, CVS Health and Rite Aid. In a sense, this is a surprise. Over the past several years, every major mass retailer in the U.S. has put an emphasis on health care. The emphasis has taken different

Disruptive changes in store for pharma sector

The nation’s health care system is in upheaval, with, to borrow a phrase from William Wordsworth, “the meagre, stale, forbidding ways of custom” under siege. The combination of the world’s highest per capita costs and substandard results when measured against other industrialized nations has finally spurred decision makers in both the public and private sectors