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2013-12-05 08:30:01

Agreement Will Increase Point-of-Care Access to Oral Medication for Patients at RainTree's Community Oncology Practices SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RT Oncology Services Corporation ("RainTree"), the nation's leading community oncology alliance, today announced a three-year agreement with Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) under which RainTree oncology practices with oral drug dispensing will become part of an expanded Express Scripts network of pharmacies. These RainTree...

2013-12-04 12:27:29

ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Craneware, Inc., the healthcare market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced that St. Luke's hospital in the Texas Medical Center will add Pharmacy ChargeLink® to the range of Craneware Revenue Integrity Solutions® used across the St. Luke's Health System hospitals, which on May 31 became part of Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation's third-largest faith-based health system. (Logo:...

2013-12-03 16:25:01

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail order pharmacies frequently charge Medicare prescription drug plans (PDPs) more - as much as 83 percent more - than community pharmacies do for filling prescriptions, a new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has concluded, calling into question the assumption many health plan sponsors rely on in subsidizing mail order utilization. (Logo:...

2013-12-02 12:26:15

ASHP--largest gathering of pharmacists in the world BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) will sponsor an exhibit theater presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, FL, December 8(th)-10(th). The presentation, "Safe Compounding of Hazardous Drugs," will be presented by David Halterman, Director of Pharmacy, on Tuesday, December 10(th) from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the West Convention...

2013-12-02 08:31:02

New Six-Year Agreement Marks the First GPO Contract for ICU Medical's Breakthrough Automated Sterile Compounding System for the Accurate, Safe, and Efficient Preparation of Hazardous Drugs, Set to Debut at ASHP Midyear in Orlando, December 8-12 SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced it has been awarded a six-year group purchasing contract from Premier Inc. for the Diana(TM) hazardous drug compounding system, the world's...

2013-11-27 08:25:23

Pfizer launches Leaders in Pharmacy initiative to support the evolving role of pharmacists in Canadian healthcare, foster excellence in pharmacist leadership KIRKLAND, QC, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - A new Canadian survey reveals that while the vast majority of Canadians trust their pharmacist and see them as valued partners in their healthcare, many are not aware of the rapidly expanding roster of healthcare services pharmacists can provide. In response to the growing importance of...

2013-11-26 12:27:27

Legislation Brings Much-Needed Industry Oversight and Enforcement TEMPLE, Texas, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., (UPI), a leading specialty compounding pharmacy, fully supports the recently passed Drug Quality and Security Act and applauds members of both chambers of congress for creating much-needed industry oversight and establishing more rigorous standards. "Everyone at Unique Pharmaceuticals is committed to maintaining and exceeding the highest level...

2013-11-22 11:26:43

Patients with diabetes who received prescribed heart medications by mail were less likely to visit the emergency room than those patients who picked up prescriptions in person, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study examined 17,217 adult Kaiser Permanente members with diabetes who were first prescribed heart medications in 2006 and followed them for 3 years. It found that diabetes patients under age 65 who used mail order...

2013-11-22 08:23:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes who received prescribed heart medications by mail were less likely to visit the emergency room than those who picked up prescriptions in person, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study examined 17,217 adult Kaiser Permanente members with diabetes who were first prescribed heart...

2013-11-20 23:33:30

InCrowd has again expanded its crowd of international healthcare professionals and is now conducting micro surveys in over 14 countries. Conducting native language surveys in the EU Big 5 is now as simple as a mouse click. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 InCrowd, the only provider of real time market intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, announced today the continued expansion of its international Crowd of healthcare professionals. Effective immediately, companies can gain...