Pharmacy

opioid treatment pharmacist technology
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm October 11, 2017
Interoperability and workflow norms stand in the way, but convincing insurers the tech is worth the extra price tag can be the biggest obstacle.
health IT vendors working to end the opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm October 11, 2017
Several companies are working with policymakers and other vendors to replace the use of highly-addictive painkillers and reduce overprescribing.
Cher sues Soon-Shiong

Cher is suing Patrick Soon-Shiong. Photo via Twitter and Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:31 am October 02, 2017
The legendary singer claims Soon-Shiong and other Altor board members hid the success of a promising cancer and AIDS/HIV drug.
Hospicelink

A screen snap of the Hospicelink platform. Photo via Hospicelink

By Bill Siwicki 09:08 am September 21, 2017
The partnership offers users of Enclara’s E3 Mobile order management system integrated access to pharmacy services and durable medical equipment management.
Intermountain Precision Genomics
By Bernie Monegain 01:34 pm September 07, 2017
RxMatch, a new service for Intermountain care providers, allows physicians to use patients’ genomics to find the right antidepressant faster than using existing trial-and-error methods.
Series D funding round McKesson Ventures

Truveris’ platform proposal should help employers in finding prescription drug coverage by demystifying pricing strategies.

By Bernie Monegain 03:11 pm September 06, 2017
Truveris, which serves the prescription benefits industry said the Series D funding round, led by McKesson Ventures, will help lower cost and boost access to prescription medications.
National e-prescribing bill

President Trump declares the opioid epidemic a national emergency Thursday during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey.

By Mike Miliard 01:42 pm August 11, 2017
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would mandate e-prescribing for controlled substances under Medicare Part D.
surescripts e-prescribing
By Bernie Monegain 12:48 pm June 07, 2017
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances was up 256 percent in 2016, company says.
Brett Giroir HHS assistant secretary

Dr. Brett Giroir at a TEDx talk in 2012 at Texas A&M.

By Jessica Davis 10:36 am April 26, 2017
Brett Giroir, who is currently CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, takes over role formerly held by Karen DeSalvo.
FDA gives 23andMe clearance
By Bernie Monegain 11:45 am April 07, 2017
The reversal of opinion could now open the floodgates for other genetic testing companies.

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