Pharmacy News

Kmart Settles False Claims/Overbilling Case for $32.3 MillionThe chain allegedly failed to disclose discounted prescription drugs.
Specialty Pharmacy Will Gain a Bigger Chunk of U.S. PharmaceuticalsThe specialty explosion is only going to get bigger.
Pharm Tech Certification Board Finishes Beta Version of Compounded Sterile Prep TestA new test will pave the way for a certification in compounded sterile preparation for pharmacy technicians.
Late Menopause May Link to Reduced Risk of DiabetesA prospective study found a reduced risk of developing diabetes in women the later they entered menopause.
Targeting LDL via PCSK-9 from a Different PathwayA drug underdevelopment may provide another pathway to lowering LDL levels.
Walgreens/Rite Aid Merger Scrapped
Walgreens/Rite Aid Merger ScrappedAfter anti-trust woes, the acquisition is thrown out and Walgreens buys over 2,000 stores.
Small Doses: Sex, Drugs, and Other Pharmacy News
Small Doses: Sex, Drugs, and Other Pharmacy NewsEasy-to-swallow bits of news from around the world of pharmacy.
Independent Pharmacy Sued Over Fentanyl Overdose DeathA pharmacy in Pennsylvania allowed a man to pick up his mother's prescription for fentanyl after being told not to allow it, with tragic results.
Considering Specialty Pharmacy? Make Your Move
Considering Specialty Pharmacy? Make Your MoveThere is a lot for growth in specialty pharmacy but chains and independent pharmacies should make their move soon if they want to enter this market. The window of opportunity is closing.