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CVS Quits Tobacco for Good

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's not just good for health, it's good for business. As the CEO of a non-profit health organization, this is what one would expect me to say. Yet fo...

Dependence Through Denial and Deception: How Health Insurance Companies Keep Your Premiums High

David Belk | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

If these medications don't cost very much, if they don't cost the insurance companies anything, why the denials? And what does this tell us about the role of health insurance in our lives?

Creating a Healthier Nation for All

Cindy Steinberg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Steinberg

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the U.S., and there is much more we can do to address and prevent it. Chronic pain is serious too, and prohibiting access to much-needed treatment is not the answer to either problem.

CVS Walks the Talk

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Not only does it speak to principles but it now puts teeth into them by walking away from products that, although certainly lucrative, go against the company's purpose and what it believes is right.

CVS Makes the Right Call on Tobacco

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Anthony Hatcher

A paradox I recall from my youth was the juxtaposition of a cigarette machine at the front of the store and medicine to treat smoking-related diseases housed at the rear.

A Wonderland of Prices: What Pharmacies Pay for the Drugs They Buy

David Belk | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Doctors don't know, pharmacists barely know, and patients have almost no choice of what they're allowed to buy. Do you really think any of these bizarre prices would survive the light of day if people knew? Well, now you do know. Let's find out.

Making Sense Of How Prescription Drugs Are Bought And Sold

David Belk | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Well, we need to understand the surreal world in which prescription drugs are bought and sold in the U.S., and how they're different from just about anything else you might buy.

Internet Drugs Can Kill

Steve Pociask | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Pociask

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 97 percent of the Internet pharmacies it examined are not compliant with federal or state laws as well as industry standards.

Patient Privacy vs. Medication Adherence: HHS's Final Rule Is Leaving Patients Behind

Sally Greenberg | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

Reminders to patients to take their prescriptions and refill them as needed are thus critical to improved medication adherence. But someone has to pay for these reminders.

Ryan Grim

One Man Shows Just How Corrupt Washington Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Billy Tauzin stepped down as the high-profile head of the pharmaceutical lobby in 2010, The New York Times penned his political obi...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Gets A Big Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are joining forces to promote enrollment in health coverage under President Barack Obama's he...

Cutting Off Essential Health Care for HIV Patients: The Latest Managed Care Scheme

David Balto | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
David Balto

The holiday season is a time to reflect on and cherish our relationships with family, friends, and others that we see every day. But for thousands of HIV patients in Los Angeles, this holiday season will mean the loss of the critical relationship they have with their local specialty pharmacist.

Practice Safe Rx

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While Americans never have enjoyed access to so many pharmaceutical products with such life-sustaining and lifesaving properties, these drugs also have proven to be expensive -- prohibitively so for many -- and subject to shortages.

Jeffrey Young

Drugstores Struggle To Fill Prescriptions In Areas Hard-Hit By Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

Hundreds of drugstores across New York and New Jersey remain closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as pharmacists, corporate chains, independent ...

Human Pharmacies Increasingly Offering Pet Medications

Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

It’s now more convenient for Rover to get his medication, as more pharmacy chains are offering access to prescription pet medications, the Sun Senti...

Walgreens To Experiment With Offering Free AIDS Tests: CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

ATLANTA -- Getting an AIDS test at the drugstore could become as common as a flu shot or blood pressure check, if a new pilot program takes off. The ...

Print Your Own Prescription Pills With A 3D Printer

Posted 04.24.2012 | Health News

Scientists at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom have made strides in research they believe could lead to the development of at-home drug...

Cash-Strapped State Gets Enormous Reward For Google Investigation

AP | LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google Inc. forfeiting ...

PBM Merger Means More Bad News For Consumers

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business
Eva M. Clayton

American consumers, still worried about finding or keeping their jobs and paying their bills in today's troubled economy, could receive another blow if a major health-industry merger between Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco Healthy Solutions is approved.

Child's Play: The PBM Merger That Can Learn From Childhood Lessons

John Horton | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
John Horton

As regulators consider the Express Scripts/Medco merger, they should consider the patient's point of view -- and whether the market is already so concentrated that the proposed merger will simply make an existing problem worse.

Little Neck, NY: For Local Drug Store, The Prescription Is Personal

littleneck.patch.com | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"We know our customers on a one-on-one basis, by their names. We try to help them on a personal level."...

Iceland Trying To Make Cigarettes Prescription-Only

Newser | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

In Iceland, you may soon need to head to the pharmacy to get your cigarettes. The country is considering a counter-intuitive measure that would make c...

Duane Reade To Further Ruin Williamsburg

freewilliamsburg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to the "I'm Boycotting Duane Reade to Save Williamsburg" facebook group, a Duane Reade will be opened on Bedford, directly across from Kings...

Big Box Prescription Bargains -- Less Than Meets the Eye?

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Big box stores are in business to make money, not to subsidize your health care. Be aware of the research and study that have gone into making the attractive product displays.

7 Independent Pharmacies Still Surviving In NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years now New York has been rapidly taken over by the big chain pharmacies. While they're great for a Tide stick and the occasional bottle of wat...