Pharmacy

Mar 10, 2020
Amazon continues to grow its partnerships with health care technology companies as it expands its access points with consumers. The latest move: a deal with drug and medical database company First Databank (FDB) that will allow Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant users to ask for information on the 1,…
Feb 7, 2020
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in June 2019 released several new and revised pharmacy compounding standards. Specifically, USP published the final revised version of general chapter (Pharmaceutical Compounding of Sterile Preparations) to accompany the previous released general chapter (…
Feb 6, 2020
A list of items to consider in preparing to comply with new standards for the handling of hazardous drugs set forth in USP general Chapter 800.
Feb 3, 2020
With rising prices for insulin and the costs of many other diabetes-related drugs taking their toll on patients, CVS Health recently announced that its pharmacy benefits management unit CVS Caremark is launching a program to enable employers and payers to offer these medications at no out-of-pocket…
Jan 29, 2020
Join us to learn about the importance of developing a comprehensive enterprise strategy for infusion services to maximize patient care and business growth. We will address reducing gaps in therapy, creating opportunities for optimal patient outcomes, minimizing patient “leakage” from the health…
Oct 7, 2019
With all of Amazon’s health care moves, it’s been tough to get a precise read on exactly where the company is headed. But when it comes to the pharmaceutical supply chain, look for Amazon to become an end-to-end player.
Sep 20, 2019
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) recently finalized revisions to general chapter (Pharmaceutical Compounding and Sterile Preparations). In addition, USP in 2016 finalized a new general chapter, (Hazardous Drugs Handling in Healthcare Settings). Both general chapters have widespread…
Aug 5, 2019
It’s getting tougher to find a retail pharmacy chain that isn’t expanding deeper into providing web-driven digital health care services. Rite Aid became the latest, saying it will launch telehealth kiosks with InTouch Health’s virtual care platform at 25 of Rite Aid’s East Coast RediClinic Express…
May 21, 2019
To understand what’s really driving Amazon's moves in pharmacy, it’s important to know the back story of Amazon’s $750 million-plus acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy for most medications that consumers can get from their local drugstores. PillPack sorts all of a customer’s medications by…