• Dr. Michael Castagna Interview with Pharmacy Edge Magazine

    Dr. Michael Castagna Interview with Pharmacy Edge Magazine "We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Michael Castagna, CEO of Mannkind Corporation for July's issue of Pharmacy Edge Magazine, which is our monthly publication for Independent Pharmacies, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Buyers." Watch Dr. Michael Castagna's Interview Below Dr. Michael Castagna is…

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  • Independent Pharmacy Owner

    How Independent Pharmacies Can Attract More Patients

    How Independent Pharmacies Can Attract More Patients   Independent pharmacies have been on the rise in the past few years, yet not all of them find it easy to attract patients. There are many reasons for this, and one of the most common is that many independent pharmacies don't have…

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  • telemedicine

    The Rise of Telemedicine

    The Rise of Telemedicine   Telemedicine, which refers to the process of using technology to provide healthcare, has become so widespread nowadays that almost everyone has had or will have an experience with it. Its definition has also broadened to the point that it now encompasses different processes. Providing online…

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  • Biotech

    Federal Reserve Threatens the Biotech Frenzy

    Federal Reserve Threatens the Biotech Frenzy   Biotech and pharmaceutical companies were engaged in mergers and acquisitions at a high level in 2014. According to date from Jefferies, 45 transactions from that year alone totaled $141 billion which is the highest on record.   The arrival of 2015 also saw…

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  • Financial Pharmacist

    Achieving Financial Independence…Do You Know Your Number?

    Achieving Financial Independence…Do You Know Your Number? By: Timothy R. Ulbrich, Pharm.D., R.Ph. www.yourfinancialpharmacist.com   For the purpose of this article, let’s define financial independence as “the point at which one is able to make the choice as to whether or not he/she will continue to work while having great…

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  • 4 Major Trends Driving Layoffs in Biotech and Pharma

    It may seem like the pharmaceutical industry will never experience downsizing and restructuring, what with medications and medical equipment often highly in demand, but job cuts are happening all over the place. It didn’t even spare giant drug distributor McKesson Corp, with 1,600 job cuts in its US workforce. The…

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  • Can Talcum Powder Really Cause Cancer?

    Johnson & Johnson has been accused by more than 1,000 women for covering up a cancer risk. And earlier this year, the company was ordered by the St. Louis jury to pay $72 million in total damages – $62 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages, to…

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  • HHS Reopens Comments on Penalty Rule for Pharmaceutical Manufactures

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have reopened the comment period on proposed rulemaking 340B Drug Pricing Program. For 30 days, HHS is inviting the public to comment on three areas of rulemaking: new drug price estimation, the ceiling price…

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  • Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Market Growing

    According to BMI Research Company, the pharmaceutical and health care industry of Puerto Rico will have a modest positive growth over the next five years. The next few years will see an increase in funding through the Medicaid Program. Key changes in health care policy will also have a significant…

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  • DUR Veterans Administration

    Are You Aware of How a DUR Works for the Veterans Administration Pharmacy?

    By now, you probably already know what drug utilization reviews (or DURs) are and how they're used in pharmacies across the country. The question now is: do they work for the Veterans Administration Pharmacy? The answer, delightfully, is “Yes”. VA pharmacies use DURs to provide the best possible care to…

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