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November 30, 2010

Recent public perception that the Food and Drug Administration had not been doing its job — ensuring that Americans' approved medical devices and medicines are relatively safe — may be impeding fast approval processes, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report published Tuesday.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 24, 2010

Most of the newly elected and re-elected Republican members of Congress, Tea Party candidates in particular, vowed to whittle down or repeal healthcare reform once in office, but the healthcare companies that stand to benefit hope to change their minds, as some of their lobbying activities last quarter have shown.

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...

November 18, 2010

No matter how you slice it, the flexible spending account changes that are part of...

November 17, 2010

A coalition of six associations, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the National Association...

November 14, 2010

A backlog of more than 2,000 drug entities and devices is awaiting approval. That’s the...

November 14, 2010

In a ruling hailed by retail pharmacy leaders, the Department of Defense now is insisting...

November 11, 2010

There’s been quite an uproar following healthcare reform’s flexible spending account proposal that in January...

November 10, 2010

Save Flexible Spending Plans — a national grassroots advocacy organization sponsored by the Employers Council...

November 4, 2010

In a clear message to the newly elected lawmakers that pharmacies can be utilized even...

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

November 2, 2010

A study presented last month before the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress determined that the...

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...

October 18, 2010

It’s a ruling that could bolster the retail pharmacy industry’s long campaign to extend full...

October 13, 2010

Enactment by the White House of a landmark, pharmacy-friendly drug-disposal bill won quick praise from...

October 10, 2010

The chain pharmacy lobby is urging Congress to delay a plan by federal health officials...

October 10, 2010

A new push to crack down on the massive and costly fraud and abuse that...

October 5, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

September 28, 2010

Another group representing retailers has joined those opposed to legislation designed to pressure China to...

September 26, 2010

As I write this column, it’s the final Super Tuesday primaries in eight states, including...

September 23, 2010

Herbert Hoover is alive and well -- and picking up his prescriptions at the local...

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