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November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a structure that encourages their use for certain services — is a key symptom of what is wrong with the U.S. healthcare system.

THE NEWS: Duane Reade Walk-In Medical Care clinics to accept Medicare. For the full story, click here)

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse and diversion with a multipronged legislative cudgel.

Prior to its October recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three industry-backed bills in September to help seal up the nation’s leaky prescription drug pipeline. The bills are expected to pass under “suspension of the rules,” which allows for expedited consideration of legislation.

October 14, 2010

A plan by health insurer Humana and Walmart to offer a cheap prescription drug plan...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT A plan by health insurer Humana and Walmart to offer a cheap prescription drug plan to seniors who shop at the mass merchandiser may be a little off the mark, if results of the survey of Medicare beneficiaries is to be believed.

(THE NEWS: Many seniors are satisfied with Medicare Rx benefit, survey shows. For the full story, click here)

October 10, 2010

The chain pharmacy lobby is urging Congress to delay a plan by federal health officials...

September 14, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday issued a statement to the House...

August 25, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday expanded Medicare coverage of evidence-based tobacco-cessation...

WASHINGTON The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday expanded Medicare coverage of evidence-based tobacco-cessation counseling, removing a barrier to treatment for all tobacco users covered by Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced.

 

July 18, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing an agreement by Fox Insurance to begin paying overdue...

July 13, 2010

Two groups representing the nation's pharmacies are urging doctors to enroll or update their records...

July 7, 2010

Fearing that the implementation of an electronic provider enrollment program for Medicare Part B in...

June 29, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is objecting to a move by the Centers...

June 16, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing a new effort by congressional Democrats to shield owner-operated...

March 9, 2010

Two organizations representing the drug retailing industry and the nation's independent pharmacies applauded the passage...

March 2, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

February 16, 2010

A substantial number of elderly people could lose access to medical supplies if a pared-down...

December 22, 2009

What do diabetes supplies for retail pharmacy Medicare patients, the Pittsburgh Steelers' chance of defending...

NEW YORK What do diabetes supplies for retail pharmacy Medicare patients, the Pittsburgh Steelers' chance of defending their Super Bowl title and Old Father Time 2009 all have in common? They all could be no more not too long after Dick Clark counts down to the New Year for the 38th time.

 

And of those three, losing diabetes supplies for retail pharmacy Medicare patients will certainly be the most devastating. (Unless you live in Steel Town. And you don’t have diabetes.)

 

 

October 15, 2009

It’s like “Whack-a-Mole,” that game-arcade exercise in quick reflexes and frustration....

NEW YORK It’s like “Whack-a-Mole,” that game-arcade exercise in quick reflexes and frustration.