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2018

New technologies: opportunities and challenges

New technologies: opportunities and challenges

Editor’s note: The second in a series of seven articles by A.T. Kearney on the trends that are radically transforming the health sector. There is no question that science is rapidly accelerating the health care opportunities we see in the marketplace. Broader genetics capabilities could mean new services and treatments based on genetic makeup that

Law Has Rx Implications

Law Has Rx Implications

Routine monitoring of medication adherence is one of the Medicaid programs that must be included under a new law passed by Congress in response to the opioid epidemic. The recently passed opioid legislation makes improvements in treatment capacity for Medicaid patients. However, the legislation has significance for the pharmacy industry because it directs the Department

McKesson teams up with NCPA

McKesson teams up with NCPA

BOSTON — McKesson’s RxOwnership team recently partnered with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) for the ninth year to sponsor its Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, to further advance community pharmacy ownership. The Pharmacy Ownership Workshop took place ahead of the NCPA Annual Convention here earlier this month. According to NCPA, more than 50% of past Pharmacy

Drug stores, grocers: the health care edge they have

Drug stores, grocers: the health care edge they have

Pharmacies and grocery stores are better positioned than doctors to promote healthy behavior and prevent debilitating and costly illnesses. Many executives know this, but it is surprising how many acknowledge they have not done much about it. Don’t believe it? Consider who has more information about people and more opportunity to sway their choices. Doctors

How to bring about new consumer relationships

How to bring about new consumer relationships

To address the personal forms of value that tomorrow’s consumers will demand, consumer packaged goods companies need to move from “idle” to “agile.” Chain drug stores are uniquely positioned to help. For the past several years, chain drug stores have staked out territory as close as possible to the consumer. Ubiquitous hyperlocal locations have been

CVS-Aetna is set to recast health care

CVS-Aetna is set to recast health care

NEW YORK — As the $70 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna Inc. draws near, the combined company will create a industry-changing model for health care that is more personal than ever before, according to Larry Merlo, CVS Health’s president and chief executive officer. First announced in December, the mega-deal, which is pending antitrust

Transparent pharmacy benefits needed

Transparent pharmacy benefits needed

NEW YORK — Now more than ever, the media landscape is turning an increasingly critical eye towards pharmacy benefit managers — the health care system’s favorite scapegoats. As health care costs continue to rise at staggering rates, these organizations can help their clients save on drug costs. However, it’s a complicated and confusing minefield in

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