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Archive for April 3, 2015

UnitedHealth Group to Buy Catamaran in $12.8 Billion Pharmacy Benefits Deal – New York Times


New York Times
UnitedHealth Group to Buy Catamaran in $12.8 Billion Pharmacy Benefits Deal
New York Times
Two pharmacy benefits managers are combining forces in an effort to negotiate better deals with pharmaceutical makers, a move that could in theory lead to lower drug prices for consumers. A unit of the UnitedHealth Group said it had agreed to acquire
The Short Answer Pharmacy-Benefit ManagersWall Street Journal (blog)

UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefit firm Catamaran for $12.8 billionReuters
UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion dealLos Angeles Times
Minneapolis Star Tribune -ABC News
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Fred’s Pharmacy in DeKalb Burglarized – WTOK


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Fred's Pharmacy in DeKalb Burglarized
WTOK
DeKalb, Miss. Fred's Pharmacy in DeKalb is recovering following an early morning burglary. At least two suspects are on the loose. Chief of Police Steven Jackson says officers responded to a burglary alarm at Fred's shortly after 3 a.m. Friday. "They

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Kearney Man Charged with Arson in Pharmacy Fire – NBC Nebraska


NBC Nebraska
Kearney Man Charged with Arson in Pharmacy Fire
NBC Nebraska
MINDEN, Neb. (AP) — A Kearney man has been charged with arson following a fire that damaged a pharmacy. Thirty-four-year-old Aaron Stones was arraigned Thursday in Kearney County Court on one charge of second-degree arson. He was arrested …
Man faces arson charge after blaze at Minden pharmacyKearney Hub


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Magellan Health Completes Acquisition Of Michigan Pharmacy Benefits Company – Hartford Courant

Magellan Health Completes Acquisition Of Michigan Pharmacy Benefits Company
Hartford Courant
The company manages pharmacy benefits for employers and managed-care organizations, which means it is a third-party administrator of prescription-drug programs. 4D is expected to make $400 million in revenue this year, according to Magellan. Two top …

Masked gunmen steal ‘large’ amount of narcotics from Eastpointe pharmacy – The Macomb Daily

Masked gunmen steal 'large' amount of narcotics from Eastpointe pharmacy
The Macomb Daily
Masked gunmen steal 'large' amount of narcotics from Eastpointe pharmacy. This surveillance video image shows an employee with his hands raised as the gunmen pilfer through a supply of narcotic pain killers from Kelly's Pharmacy in Eastpointe. PHOTO …

Lofino’s shuts down its pharmacy – Dayton Daily News

Lofino's shuts down its pharmacy
Dayton Daily News
“Lofino's Pharmacy is sad to announce that it will discontinue providing pharmacy services effective April 1. 2015. The management and staff of the pharmacy will truly miss taking care of the pharmaceutical needs of our loyal customers and the community.

Pharmacy Groups Balk at Supplying Lethal Injection Drugs – NBCNews.com


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Pharmacy Groups Balk at Supplying Lethal Injection Drugs
NBCNews.com
Death-penalty states scrambling to find drugs for lethal injections are facing a new hurdle: two groups that represent compounding pharmacists have told their members to stop making the killer cocktails. The American Pharmacists Association voted
Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution NPR (blog)

Pharmacy association dissuades members from providing drugs for lethal Kansas City Star
Pharmacy group advises members not to sell death penalty drugsThe Hill
Houston Press (blog) -Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Bills aim to resolve pharmacy network change – My Eastern Shore


My Eastern Shore
Bills aim to resolve pharmacy network change
My Eastern Shore
A change to United Healthcare's pharmacy network for these patients has resulted in many of the independent pharmacies on the Eastern Shore being cut, meaning those getting medication at those pharmacies will, as of April 1, have to seek service …

Albany County to push ban on pharmacy cigarette displays – Albany Times Union


Albany Times Union
Albany County to push ban on pharmacy cigarette displays
Albany Times Union
BETHLEHEM — County Executive Dan McCoy on Friday unveiled legislation that would ban the display of tobacco products in retail stores that contain pharmacies — a measure he said major retailers have already voluntarily agreed to comply with. The law …

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State shutters Fayetteville pharmacy, recalls products – WRAL.com


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State shutters Fayetteville pharmacy, recalls products
WRAL.com
Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the Board of Pharmacy at 919-246-1050. Patients who have concerns regarding the use or consumption of any recalled products should contact their health care providers, and questions concerning the …
Nationwide Recall for All Compounded Drugs From NC PharmacyMedscape

FDA alerts health care professionals and patients not to use products from the FDA.gov
Prescription Center Pharmacy recalls all products from seven-month periodConsumerAffairs
News & Observer -Pharmacy Times (registration) -EIN News (press release)
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