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Civica Rx aims to stabilize fragile pharmaceutical supply chain

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Seemingly intractable drug shortages have spawned Civica Rx, which maps out a phased approach to bringing more generic drugs to...
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CVS and Walmart resolve short-lived reimbursement dispute

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
CVS Health and Walmart said they have resolved a contract dispute and inked a new multiyear contract that allows certain CVS pharmacy benefit management customers to continue filling prescriptions at Walmart...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs

Jan 19, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals Scrambling

Jan 19, 2019 , RxList
Major hospital groups on Tuesday highlighted the challenges created by both frequent shortages of critical products, including saline and injectable opioids, and rising prices for medicines, including decades-old generic...
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Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

Jan 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00...
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Drug Prices an Increasing Challenge for Hospitals: Survey

Jan 17, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 15—Most hospitals have had to juggle their budgets in recent years to accommodate increasingly expensive drugs, according to a new survey....
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The FDA has five weeks till money runs out for approving new drugs

Jan 17, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration has roughly five weeks of funding left to review new drug applications during the shutdown, commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday on Twitter....
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New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug companies who want to speak with us suddenly.” Other public health news focuses on a new breast cancer treatment; hemp-derived product regulations; access to dental treatments; killings of transgender people; LGBTQ communities facing bias;...
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How Reselling Unused Test Strips For Blood Glucose Is Driving An Unusual Trade Online And On The Streets

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Often the sellers of the strips are insured and paid little out of pocket for them, while the buyers may be underinsured or uninsured, and unable to pay retail prices, which can run well over $100 for a box of 100 strips. Unlike the resale of prescription drugs, which is prohibited by law, it is generally legal to resell unused test...
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Azar says drug price model has already changed the market

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal to tie prices for certain Medicare drugs to lower prices paid overseas is already paying dividends even though it hasn't formally been introduced...
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European nations weigh impact of Brexit on drug supplies

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
Germany's drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs, while Ireland has drawn up a list of 24 medicines whose supply would be most vulnerable if Britain fails to conclude a divorce deal....
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Walmart to exit some CVS Caremark pharmacy networks amid reimbursement battle

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
CVS Caremark's commercial and managed Medicaid customers soon may no longer be able to fill prescriptions at Walmart drugstores amid a dispute between the two pharmacy giants over...
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Zovirax vs. Zirgan

Jan 16, 2019 , RxList
Zovirax (acyclovir) and Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) are antiviral drugs used to treat different types of infections with the herpes virus. Zovirax is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. Zirgan is used to treat herpes infection of the...
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Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices....
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Zovirax vs. Vitrasert

Jan 16, 2019 , RxList
Zovirax (acyclovir) and Vitrasert (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) are antiviral drugs used to treat different types of infections with the herpes virus. Zovirax is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. Vitrasert is used to treat herpes infection of the...
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House Dems Open Investigation Into Pharma’s Drug Pricing Strategies, Calling The Probe One Of The Broadest In Decades

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent letters to drugmakers requesting detailed information about their pricing practices, focusing on drugs that are the costliest to Medicare Part D as well as drugs that have had the largest increases over a five-year period. The move is just the latest in a flurry of legislation and congressional action taken on the topic of high drug prices this year....
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Walgreens CEO: Microsoft Will Help Create 'Ecosystem' To Simplify Healthcare

Jan 16, 2019 , Forbes
Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina says the partnership with Microsoft will help create an “ecosystem” that connects its drugstores to patients and their medical care providers in...
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Counting Number Of Mutations In Tumor Cells Can Predict How Well Patient Will Respond To Immunotherapy

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
If the results hold up, they could spare many patients from suffering the severe side effects of these drugs with nothing to show for it. In other public health news: transplants, twins, biological weapons, suicides, stillborns, and more....
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UnitedHealthcare gives drug disposal kits to West Virginia

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
UnitedHealthcare will give 10,000 opioid disposal kits to Recovery Point West Virginia to give to people so they can remove the drugs from their...
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Researchers Uncover Major Clue In Predicting Response To Immunotherapy

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
Immunotherapy continues to be one of the most talked-about therapeutic approaches in oncology, but one niggling issue has been puzzling researchers even since the early clinical trials: Why do patients with seemingly similar cancers respond markedly differently to these...
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