Tim Gallagher

Surescripts launches solutions for specialty pharmacists

Surescripts launches solutions for specialty pharmacists

ARLINGTON, Va.— Surescripts is further streamlining the specialty medication process with two new network services. Specialty pharmacies can now gather clinical information and conduct prior authorizations within their workflow, enabling patients to get on therapy faster and giving specialty pharmacists more time to serve as trusted partners and resources for patients with serious and complex

Sterling shows impact Rx can have in combating hypertension

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Sterling Drug, in collaboration with HealthPartners and PharmaSmart, has demonstrated the potential of community pharmacists to reduce ­hypertension. A six-month pilot program included 270 HealthPartners members who had a diagnosis of hypertension and a prescription at Sterling to lower blood pressure. Members who enrolled received a Smart Card allowing them to routinely

PharmaSmart, Astrup Drug partner in BP pilot

PharmaSmart, Astrup Drug partner in BP pilot

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Blood pressure kiosk maker PharmaSmart took part in a pilot with Astrup Drug’s Sterling Pharmacy and nonprofit health group HealthPartners to show the potential of community pharmacists in helping patients with hypertension. PharmaSmart said the six-month pilot involved 270 HealthPartners members with hypertension who had a prescription from Sterling for medication to