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Issue 05-18-2020

A chance for pharmacies to showcase health care services

A chance for pharmacies to showcase health care services

On October 17, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), published a Proposed Rule providing for new safe harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute and civil monetary penalty (CMP) law for certain value-based arrangements between various health care stakeholders. The comment period closed on December 31, 2019, and OIG received

A new dilemma: Make money or save lives?

A new dilemma: Make money or save lives?

There’s an old joke about the time a gun-toting robber confronted the notoriously frugal Jack Benny on the street, demanding “your money or your life.” When Benny failed to respond, the robber, noticeably exasperated, questioned his silence. Responded Benny: “I’m thinking, I’m thinking.” That’s pretty much the dilemma facing the chain drug store business these

Community pharmacy’s new role in the world

Community pharmacy’s new role in the world

Entrenched assumptions about the role of community pharmacy are being uprooted by the COVID-19 crisis, and leaders of five of the nation’s largest retailers accelerated the process last month during a meeting with President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House. The executives were there to lend support to the public-private partnership