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June 13, 2022

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Diabetes roundtable: How COVID can recast diabetes care at pharmacies

Diabetes roundtable: How COVID can recast diabetes care at pharmacies

While the pandemic may be waning, the newly gained prominence of pharmacists has positioned them to take a more active role in diabetes management. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers discuss new approaches to helping people manage a condition affecting more than 37 million Americans, and the most exciting new technologies that can support

Davis: Distributors are ready for ‘continuous adaptation’

Davis: Distributors are ready for ‘continuous adaptation’

Chester (Chip) Davis Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, recently answered questions from Chain Drug Review about drug wholesaling in the aftermath of the pandemic and other industry issues. Following is an edited transcript of that Q&A. CDR: What are the key takeaways from distributors’ resilience during the pandemic, and

Anderson: Make 2022 the year of the pharmacy voter

Anderson: Make 2022 the year of the pharmacy voter

With primaries well under way and less than six months remaining until Election Day, the time is now for the people of pharmacy to make their voices heard. This year, the 2022 Congressional elections have unique dynamics — with tight margins in the Senate and House of Representatives, a significant number of retirements and individuals

Peluso speeds CVS’ digital transformation

Peluso speeds CVS’ digital transformation

A recent study by McKinsey & Co. examines the imperative for technological transformation in retailing. Citing a range of factors that are currently reshaping the industry, the report asserts that a strong foundation in digital technology is essential for driving growth and facilitating the emergence of new business models. Michelle Peluso, who joined CVS Health

NACDS Annual was and will be unmissable

NACDS Annual was and will be unmissable

Here, somewhat belatedly, are some final thoughts about the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Annual Meeting, held in late April in Palm Beach, Fla. In terms of overall impressions, it must be said at the outset that this much-anticipated event was all its strongest supporters had hoped for — and one which even its

Avoiding pharmacy audits

Avoiding pharmacy audits

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) regularly conduct audits on pharmacies to review their performance in relation to the PBM’s terms and conditions. There are several different types of compliance audits that PBMs may initiate, such as desktop, on-site, invoice or virtual. In order to be prepared for audits, pharmacies are encouraged to proactively undertake efforts to

New moves to shine more light into an opaque drug pricing system

New moves to shine more light into an opaque drug pricing system

The broad array of medicines available, from the newest innovation to the most tried-and-true generic, saves and improves the lives of patients everywhere, providing tremendous value. But the ecosystem in the United States that results in innovative medications being discovered and ultimately dispensed to patients at the pharmacy counter is hampered by an opaque pricing