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2014-07-22 12:30:46

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation backed by the drugstore lobby (H.R. 4577, "Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014") championing so-called "any willing pharmacy" mandates in Medicare Part D would undermine the availability of lower cost preferred pharmacy networks and increase Medicare spending by $21 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research from The Moran Company...

2014-07-21 20:22:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich announced her support for Prop 46, the November ballot initiative that will protect patient safety and save lives. Brockovich is best known for the work she did to build a case against PG&E on their groundwater contamination in Hinkley, CA, in 1993. The case, which settled in 1996, is one of many anti-pollution cases that Brockovich participated in over the...

2014-07-18 23:05:47

Valued Pharmacy Services (VPS) – an innovative PBM Consulting Company based in St. Louis – has entered into a joint venture with Truveris, Inc. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Valued Pharmacy Services (VPS) – an innovative PBM Consulting Company based in St. Louis – has entered into a joint venture with Truveris, Inc., effective July, 2014. Based in New York City, Truveris (http://www.truveris.com) develops software to drive efficiency, transparency and cost containment in the...

2014-07-18 20:21:33

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Chavez has been a part of Watertree Health since it began in 2010. The company is focused on providing solutions to health care needs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130318/NY78695LOGO Today, Brian is responsible for the unique partnership developed between Watertree Health and the Food Banks. His strong relationship with Terri Drefke, the CEO of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, opened the door to a turnkey...

2014-07-17 12:30:42

California Ballot Initiative - The First To Require Random Drug Testing Of Doctors - Will Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark California initiative on the November 2014...

2014-07-16 12:27:42

Three-year analysis of more than 1.4 million test results also shows majority of Americans continue to put health at risk through dangerous drug combinations and skipping doses MADISON, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five states that have implemented multi-faceted prescription drug abuse prevention programs in recent years showed the highest rate of decline in prescription drug misuse rates nationwide, according to a new study issued today by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's...

2014-07-15 23:01:09

Harbor Village Florida comments on CDC study which indicates that Maine has the highest number of opiate prescription users. USA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As reported by the Portland Press Herald in the article Maine Leads Nation in Rate of Long-Term Opiate Prescriptions, CDC Says (7/3), a recent study has found that the state of Maine currently owns the lead in the amount of high-dosage prescription pain opiate prescriptions. CDC experts believe that this piece of information is a sign to...

2014-07-15 12:29:01

"Search and Rescue" Program Piloted in Maryland and Rhode Island NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, has introduced a new campaign targeting healthcare professionals as part of its Medicine Abuse Project. This education effort, supported by a multi-year grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recognizes the key role...

2014-07-14 12:27:36

Insurers and pharmacy benefit managers hijacking doctor-patient relationship FAIRHOPE, Ala., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients and patient advocates are rallying on behalf of millions of patients as Express Scripts and other major pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) begin unprecedented cuts in prescription medication coverage. The cuts will directly impact millions of patients who rely on compounded medicines to relieve an array of medical conditions, including persistent pain from...

2014-07-10 23:04:00

New Product from AmerisourceBergen Technology Group Drives Safety, Accuracy, Efficiency, Savings Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The ability to expand to new business channels and offer innovative services to customers is what sets apart a great pharmacy from its competitors. Today, AmerisourceBergen Technology Group launched FastPak® Elite, a tool that will help pharmacists do just that. Through its exclusive and unique features, the FastPak® Elite is the most modern...


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