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2014-07-23 23:26:46

Now available, Atlantic Information Services’ Specialty Pharmacy Trends and Strategies: 2014 encapsulates the most relevant topics in specialty pharmacy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Industry-leading health business information publisher Atlantic Information Services is pleased to announce the release of Specialty Pharmacy Trends and Strategies: 2014, the latest edition of the annual book that provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the specialty pharmacy...

2014-07-23 23:16:18

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 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...

2014-07-22 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 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...

2014-07-08 12:29:20

CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo to participate in American Heart Association CEO Roundtable WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), along with CEOs from more than a dozen of America's largest corporations and organizations, announced the creation of the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable, a groundbreaking initiative to create a workplace culture that is focused on health. As part of...

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;...

2014-06-25 23:11:33

Industry consultants tell Atlantic Information Services’ Medicare Advantage News that the issues identified by CMS demonstrate the importance the agency places on drug-access and grievance-handling issues. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended immediately and indefinitely Capital BlueCross marketing to and enrollment of new members in its Medicare Advantage (MA) and stand-along Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)...

2014-06-25 12:30:15

CVS Caremark Among 63 Employers Recognized for Promoting Healthy Work Environment and Lifestyles WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) was honored today by the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging colleagues and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles....

2014-06-25 12:29:22

Pharmacy-based providers implementing innovative approaches to encourage medication adherence to improve outcomes and lower costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an article published today in the Health Affairs blog, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) chief medical and scientific officers and others commented on a missing piece in the current approach to accountable health care models. While reforms to the health care payment system are transforming incentives for health care...

2014-06-24 12:28:52

New Bill Profits California Drugstore Lobby At Patients' Expense WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save California consumers, employers, unions, and government plans $1.8 billion on prescription drug costs in 2015, according to new research from Visante released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). However, these savings are at risk because of new legislation (AB 2418) backed by the California drugstore lobby...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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