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2020

Chains supporting expanded access to HIV drugs

Chains supporting expanded access to HIV drugs

WASHINGTON — Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid Corp. have donated dispensing services for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) new program expanding access to medication to prevent HIV. Beginning no later than March 30, as part of these donations, qualified patients can obtain medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at more than 21,000

Retail can help put CBD fears to rest

Retail can help put CBD fears to rest

In the health and wellness market, hemp-based products are becoming mainstream. Many large and small retailers including drug, grocery, convenience, cosmetic and clothing stores have been attracted to the hemp space and carry lines of hemp/CBD products. In fact, since the production of hemp was legalized as an agricultural commodity with the 2018 Farm Bill,

How technology is helping improve the prescription journey

How technology is helping improve the prescription journey

There’s no question that e-prescribing has changed the way prescribers, pharmacists and patients interact with regard to medication therapy. It has improved efficiencies and patient safety. And not surprisingly, within the next few years, virtually all prescriptions in the U.S. will be transmitted electronically, including those for controlled substances. But are the prescribing and dispensing

Opioid lawsuit filed by chains

Opioid lawsuit filed by chains

NEW YORK — With the opioid crisis in the United States appearing to only worsen, many are looking not only for answers but for justice, as lawsuits are popping up across the nation. In Ohio, one of the states hit hardest by the epidemic, some major national drug store chains are suing physicians in two

NACDS to HHS: Pharmacies key to value-based care

NACDS to HHS: Pharmacies key to value-based care

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has taken the fight for pharmacy care to an intriguing and potentially highly consequential arena. A federal agency will decide whether pharmacies should be included in the definition of “value-based enterprise (VBE) participant,” and NACDS’ comments answer that question with an emphatic yes. In a

How brands should adapt to changing consumers

How brands should adapt to changing consumers

Consumer goods companies have always relied on innovative thinkers. And with growth ever harder to find, innovation has become even more ­essential. However, with more than half of industry chief marketing officers saying they lack a culture that inspires experimentation, according to a recent study, are companies overlooking one of the greatest sources of inspiration

Pharmacy Outlook: Sheila Arquette, NASP

Pharmacy Outlook: Sheila Arquette, NASP

In its infancy, specialty pharmacy truly was a niche industry serving a limited number of patients with a small number of high-cost, low-volume, chronic or complex conditions, such as hemophilia and Gaucher’s disease. Specialty pharmacies came into existence as a result of unmet needs. As more drugs derived from biotechnology with higher-than-average prescription prices became

Pharmacy Outlook: John Gray, HDA

Pharmacy Outlook: John Gray, HDA

A new decade presents an opportunity for reflection. For Healthcare Distribution Alliance and our pharmaceutical distributor members, 2020 finds us reexamining the value our industry provides to the larger health care ecosystem while reassessing our priorities and anticipating what is around the corner. HDA captured the state of our industry, and what the future may

Pharmacy Outlook: Laura Cranston, PQA

Pharmacy Outlook: Laura Cranston, PQA

Pharmacy Quality Alliance is a national quality organization dedicated to improving medication safety, adherence and appropriate use. A measure developer, researcher, educator and convener, PQA quality initiatives support better medication use and high-quality, value-based care. PQA was created in 2006 because prescription drug programs were a major area of health care where there was no

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