Pharmacy

Blockchain in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 10:26 am December 12, 2017
With $200 billion lost to counterfeit drugs annually and patient safety issues, a chain-of-custody log that blockchain could enable holds promise.
prescription drug monitory program

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm December 11, 2017
The agency believes a nationwide prescription drug monitoring program could be more effective in helping providers identify patients who are potentially abusing or misusing opioids.
amazon pharmacy business
By Susan Morse 10:38 am December 08, 2017
Providers, insurers among those closely watching for signs of online giant getting into the pharmaceutical business.
FDA approves cancer test
By Susan Morse 10:49 am December 01, 2017
CMS said it would cover the test to make the targeted therapy options available to healthcare professionals, patients and eligible Medicare beneficiaries‎.  
HHS Alex Azar

HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar testifies before Senate on Wednesday. Credit: C-Span

By Jessica Davis 05:01 pm November 29, 2017
Both sides of the aisle -- and even the former Eli Lilly exec himself -- expressed concerns over the ballooning drug prices and stressed the need to make pharmaceuticals more affordable.
digital pills
By Dave Muoio 10:52 am November 22, 2017
Brigham and Women’s Hospital asked 26 patients discharged from the ER with acute fracture pain to participate in the study.
Epic, Cerner, CVS align with Surescripts to make personalized prescription benefit, pricing info available in EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 08:23 am November 07, 2017
The company said more than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug costs to make decisions together during office visits.
opioid epidemic
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am November 02, 2017
IT company wants to bring patient data into the pharmacist’s workflow, with real-time flags -- in the same manner they see insurance information and copay amount.
Petya cyberattack cost Merck $135 million

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 02:00 pm October 27, 2017
Third-quarter revenue for the global pharma giant was drastically reduced in part by the temporary production shutdown, higher demand than planned and lost sales in certain markets due to the virus.
epic ehr, cvs drug prices
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am October 17, 2017
EHR maker and pharmacy, which already work together on patient care, will share data and direct patients to lower-priced medications.

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