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STOMPP study shows multimed packaging improves medication adherence

STOMPP study shows multimed packaging improves medication adherence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Omnicell announced the results of the STOMPP (Study to Measure the Impact of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Services on Medication Non-Adherence) clinical study. This randomized controlled trial compares the use of adherence medication packaging and medication therapy management (MTM) services to the use of traditional pill bottles. The results indicate a clear improvement

Trump’s SNAP judgment may impact adherence

Trump’s SNAP judgment may impact adherence

The Trump administration’s unpalatable plan to revamp the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, could bring not just nutritional but also health consequences — specifically at the pharmacy counter. Earlier this week, the administration proposed to change SNAP by substituting a USDA food package — including such items as shelf-stable milk, cereal, pasta, peanut

ScriptPath system unveiled by CVS

ScriptPath system unveiled by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy aims to improve medication adherence with the rollout of ScriptPath, a new prescription management system for patients on multiple ­medicines. Earlier this month, CVS launched the ScriptPath Prescription Schedule, which pulls all of a patient’s CVS prescription information onto one document and employs icons designating the time of day and

CVS simplifies patient Rxs with ScriptPath

CVS simplifies patient Rxs with ScriptPath

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy aims to improve medication adherence with the rollout of ScriptPath, a new prescription management system for patients on multiple medicines. CVS on Wednesday launched the ScriptPath Prescription Schedule, which pulls all of a patient’s CVS prescription information onto one document and employs icons designating the time of day and dosage

CVS extending health care reach

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to extend its Transform Diabetes Care initiative to four more disease states over the next two years. The program is expected to also cover asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and depression by midsummer 2019. Launched late last year, Transform Diabetes Care is designed to lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management

Walgreens: Late-to-refill reminder calls have impact

Walgreens: Late-to-refill reminder calls have impact

DEERFIELD, Ill — Reminder calls from pharmacists prove effective in getting late-to-refill seniors back on their medication regimen, according to a Walgreens study. Medicare Part D patients who were late to refill prescriptions and received reminder calls from local Walgreens pharmacists showed almost 23% greater adherence within the first 14 days of the expected refill

Pharmacy retailers win Rx adherence challenge

Pharmacy retailers win Rx adherence challenge

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Publix Super Markets, Albertsons/Safeway, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Discount Drug Mart and Wegmans Food Market were named the winners of UnitedHealthcare’s 2016 Targeted Intervention Program (TIP) Challenge to boost patients’ medication adherence. Through the UnitedHealthcare TIP Challenge, the pharmacies work with Medicare Advantage Part D plan members to help them take their prescription

Texas Pharmacy Association eyes better adherence via referral system

Texas Pharmacy Association eyes better adherence via referral system

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) plans to leverage cloud-based technology to help community pharmacies improve medication adherence. TPA said it was awarded a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop and deploy a system, include support resources and a business infrastructure, that digitally

Omnicell wraps up Ateb acquisition

Omnicell wraps up Ateb acquisition

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Omnicell Inc. has closed its $41 million deal to acquire pharmacy patient care and medication synchronization specialist Ateb Inc. Omnicell and Ateb announced the agreement late last month. Omnicell said Wednesday that uniting its SureMed medication adherence packaging and related automation with Ateb’s patient engagement platform will enable it to better

Omnicell unveils deal to acquire Ateb

Omnicell unveils deal to acquire Ateb

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Medication management and supply solution provider Omnicell Inc. plans to buy Ateb Inc., a specialist in patient care and medication synchronization services for pharmacies, in a $41 million deal. Omnicell said Tuesday that the all-cash transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter, pending customary closing conditions. Raleigh, N.C.-based Ateb

Ateb partners with Improved Patient Outcomes

Ateb partners with Improved Patient Outcomes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Ateb Inc. has teamed up with Improved Patient Outcomes Inc. to provide population health management solutions aimed at improving medication adherence via patient behavioral changes. Ateb said Monday that the collaboration leverages its pharmacy network and data integration technology with Improved Patient Outcomes’ behavioral solution across 90 disease states. Ateb’s Appointment-Based Model

It’s a New York premiere for Genoa

It’s a New York premiere for Genoa

For the debut of its first pharmacy in New York, Genoa brought its full executive team to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. That spoke volumes about the event’s significance for the company. Based in Tukwila, Wash., Genoa specializes in behavioral health pharmacy services. It now has 330 locations in community mental health and social services centers across

Express Scripts program caps drug costs for diabetes

Express Scripts program caps drug costs for diabetes

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts has unveiled a program designed to rein in drug spending for diabetes patients. The pharmacy benefit manager on Wednesday launched the Diabetes Care Value Program, which the company said improves pharmacy care and controls plan costs for people with diabetes. Under the program, Express Scripts guarantees per-patient spending caps in

CVS: Interventions yield savings with chronic patients

CVS: Interventions yield savings with chronic patients

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Interventions that keep chronic disease patients on their medications are “extraordinarily cost-effective,” according to CVS Health. CVS said Monday that a new study from the CVS Health Research Institute, published in The American Journal of Managed Care, also found a greater opportunity for savings if medication adherence resources focus on patients with

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