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2014-07-21 08:26:44

Robust pipeline of specialty drugs requires strategies to reduce burden on health care system WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary published online today and scheduled to appear in the August 13 print edition addresses the controversy surrounding the high costs of new Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatments such as Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and implications for the growing specialty pharmacy market. CVS Caremark...

2014-07-10 23:09:30

According to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League an overwhelming majority of seniors oppose two Medicare changes that are among the most widely - discussed reforms in Congress. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 An overwhelming majority of seniors oppose two Medicare changes that are among the most widely - discussed reforms in Congress, according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Eighty one percent of seniors strongly oppose a proposal that would impose a...

2014-06-27 08:25:49

Collaborations identify opportunities to implement solutions to improve medication adherence and health outcomes, while lowering overall health care costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) company, announced today that it has entered into collaborations with seven Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) across the country. The collaborating ACOs include Monarch Healthcare ACO and National ACO in California;...

2014-06-05 08:29:28

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club today. During his remarks, which will take place at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Merlo plans to discuss the nation's evolving health care system and will detail how CVS Caremark is helping consumers, employers, health plans, physicians and hospitals navigate the changing health care landscape....

2014-05-20 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final Medicare Part D rule: "We're encouraged that the final Medicare Part D rule appears to follow through on CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's commitment to table most of the proposals for 2015, which raised serious concerns among patient groups and...

2014-05-20 12:34:06

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement today in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule for 2015 Part D prescription drug plans: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100106/DC33253LOGO "NCPA is still reviewing the final CMS rule but we have some initial observations. "First, we commend CMS for requiring plan...

2014-05-07 23:02:56

Seniors Like Medicare Part D, Don’t Want Drugstore Lobby Changes That Would Increase Costs Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 As drugstore lobbyists descend on Capitol Hill this week, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new ad campaign—“Community Drugstores Owners Shouldn’t Forget How the Other Half Lives”—that highlights seniors’ opposition to the independent drugstore lobby’s agenda to change their Medicare Part D benefits. “It...

2014-05-07 12:30:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan legislation that would give many seniors greater choice of pharmacy in their Medicare drug plan has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and was endorsed today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100106/DC33253LOGO The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act (H.R. 4577) was introduced by U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter...

2014-05-07 12:30:07

Seniors Like Medicare Part D, Don't Want Drugstore Lobby Changes That Would Increase Costs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As drugstore lobbyists descend on Capitol Hill this week, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new ad campaign--"Community Drugstore Owners Shouldn't Forget How the Other Half Lives"--that highlights seniors' opposition to the independent drugstore lobby's agenda to change their Medicare Part D benefits. "It...

2014-05-06 15:09:07

Hispanic seniors are 35 percent less likely to have prescription drug coverage despite the existence of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan – also known as Part D – and the availability of assistance to help pay insurance premiums. That is the finding of a study released today in the journal Health Affairs. "These results indicate that disparities in prescription drug coverage exist between Hispanic and white Medicare beneficiaries, despite the existence of a potentially universal...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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