A universal antidote for factor Xa inhibitors has entered phase 2 studies.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island teams up with Wellpoint NextRx, an independent pharmacy benefit management company, to offer Rhode Island physicians SureScripts-RxHub connectivity, expanding their use of electronic health records and managing patients' prescriptions online.
Free clinics in West Virginia dispense more than 500,000 prescriptions a year. Earlier this year they came under regulation by the state pharmacy board. Defenders argue that the board is trying to fix something that isn't broken. The board says that patient safety requires oversight.
Criminals buy cold remedies for the pseudoephedrine, which they use to make methamphetamine. Kansas pharmacists are fighting back with MethShield, an electronic program that tracks sales and catches illegal purchasers in the act. It even calls the cops.
Coaching is part of the pharmacy's new franchising program.
Doctors place great emphasis on their clinical judgment and experience.
One new program helps independents buy or sell a pharmacy.
There is a new tip sheet available for referral agents and grandfathered supplieres under the DMEPOS competitive bidding program.