Mark Lowery, Editor
Mark Lowery an Editor for Drug Topics magazine.
Express Scripts offers $1 alternative to $750 pill
Months after a manufacturer drew widespread criticism from consumer groups and politicians for raising the price of pyrimethamine (Daraprim) by more than 5000%, Express Scripts, the nation’s largest PBM, has announced it will make the drug available for about $1 per pill.
Walgreens offering same-day Rx delivery in Dallas
Walgreens is partnering with a California-based company to provide home delivery of prescriptions to its customers in the Dallas, Texas area.
Colorado pharmacist's life becomes subject of TV pilot
A well-known Hollywood producer has created a television pilot based on the life of Colorado pharmacist Don Colcord.
Top Stories from Drug Topics: November 2015
With the ever-increasing demand for retail pharmacists to fill more scripts in less time, it’s not surprising that the most-read Drug Topics story of November was Anna Leon Guerrero’s blog “Pharmacy staffing levels can threaten patient lives.”
UNC-Chapel Hill creates pharmacy residency program
The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) has started a pharmacy residency program for graduates interested in pharmacy ownership.
Rite Aid First offering genetic testing
Rite Aid is the first U.S. pharmacy chain to do so.
New forecasting system more accurately predicts flu activity
Using data from various non-traditional resources, a team of epidemiologists from Boston Children’s Hospital has developed a system to predict flu-like activity up to three weeks in advance.
Walgreens expands telehealth services to app users in additional states
The MDLive telehealth services available through Walgreens’ mobile application are now available to users in 25 states and promises better functionality and integration.
Senate to conduct investigation into Rx drug pricing
The U.S. Senate will conduct a bipartisan investigation into pharmaceutical drug prices following recent public and political outrage over drastic price increases for certain drugs.
Private necessities in the personal care aisle
Bashful customers may prefer not to discuss certain products, but they're still going to look for them on your shelves.