Superstars of community pharmacyOctober 8th 2009
Each year, pharmacists who offer special services are recognized by their peers and wholesalers through nominations for Drug Topics' annual Top Independent Pharmacists awards in categories pertaining to service, competition, crisis response, and merchandising/promotion. This year's awards honor pharmacists in Washington State, North Carolina, Illinois, and New York.
Pharmacy groups file lawsuits over Medicaid cutsOctober 1st 2009
Pharmacy groups have filed three lawsuits that argue that California, New York, and Washington have not met their legal requirements to assure Medicaid patients receive access and quality care at least equal to patients in the general public.
Roche addressed Tamiflu dosing discrepanciesSeptember 30th 2009
Roche Laboratories recently released a statement to healthcare professionals regarding Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) recommendations. Specifically, the company said there have been cases where the units of measure in the instructions on the prescription label have not matched the units of dosing devices.
HealthTrans makes changes to average wholesale pricesSeptember 28th 2009
HealthTrans, a healthcare management solutions company, recently announced changes it made to ensure market readiness for changes to Average Wholesale Prices (AWP). HealthTrans successfully transitioned clients Sept. 16,according to a statement to Drug Topics, and is now effectively processing claims based on Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC).
NCPA urges treasury department to help with FSA requirementSeptember 24th 2009
Community pharmacies and patients suffering the ill effects of a new flexible spending account (FSA) regulation could get some relief under two proposals the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) presented to the U.S. Department of Treasury in a letter Wednesday.
J.D. Power and Associates releases pharmacy studySeptember 17th 2009
While pharmacy customers with prescription drug coverage are more satisfied with their pharmacy experience, customers with public-private plans are just as satisfied as those with wholly private insurance, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 National Pharmacy Study released today.
West Virginia's attorney general sues pharmaciesSeptember 2nd 2009
The West Virginia Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit alleging that CVS Pharmacy, Kmart, Kroger, Walgreen Pharmacy, and Target violated a state law designed to promote use of generic equivalents for brand-name prescription drugs, according to media reports in the state.
Virginia's pharmacy board adopts new CE compliance processAugust 28th 2009
In what it describes as an effort to stabilize and possibly decrease costs, a significant portion of which are associated with enforcement of laws and regulations, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy is testing new processes to help increase the efficiency of certain noncompliance issues.