5 Highlights in Pharmacy This Week
In case you missed it, here’s the hottest news in pharmacy this week:
Low-resource pharmacies, such as many community free clinics, face unique efficiency challenges. Incorporating electronic medical records improves care and saves time, but the system designers produced these tools for larger and better staffed workplaces.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Each year, the federal government implements certain strategies to increase enrollment in Affordable Care Act health plans.
Nontraditional pharmacy roles are now emerging and will be the future of the field of pharmacy. This time, however, it’s not a new degree requirement driving the transformation, but distinct market forces.
An independent pharmacy owner gave women a 7% discount to raise awareness of the “pink tax” and general price discrimination with women’s products.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Recent findings suggest the implementation of intervention programs that target young males of a lower socio-economic status, non-cancer and cancer survivors, and cervical cancer survivors to help reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and added sugar.
Krystle Vermes
Napo has launched Mytesi, (crofelemer) for the treatment of diarrhea in patients with HIV.
Andrew Lyle
The mail-order pharmacy marketplace has significantly changed since the year 2000.

Association News

Independent community pharmacies are a critical prescription drug access point for patients, particularly in underserved areas, according to the 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, released at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention.
As prepared for the October 20, 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Biosimilar User Fee Act Public Meeting
Annual savings from generic prescription drugs increased 328 percent from 2005-2016, according to the new 2016 Generic Drug Savings and Access in the United States report, compiled by the QuintilesIMS Institute on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) late yesterday installed a new President and Fifth Vice President and also adopted resolutions reaffirming the organization’s opposition to retroactive reimbursement cuts and in support of enhanced services networks of community pharmacies in the changing health care environment.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced that PrescribeWellness, the cloud-based services company whose mission is to inspire collaboration for better health, has become the Official Medication Synchronization (Med Sync) Technology of NCPA’s Simplify My Meds® program.

Pharmacy Market News

FLAVORx Helps Retail Partners Improve the Pharmacy Experience by Personalizing Medication for Young Children

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Rite Aid Corporation have announced that they have mutually agreed to extend the end date of their merger agreement from 27 October 2016 to 27 January 2017.
CVS Health has announced the national rollout of CVS Pay, an end-to-end mobile payment solution at CVS Pharmacy.
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