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Seniors Scurry To Deal With Shingles Vaccine Shortage

A shortage of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Shingrix shingles vaccine due to overwhelming demand is aggravating seniors and providers.

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CVS Tests Membership Program As Amazon Gets Into Rx Drugs

CVS is testing a program in Boston offering free delivery on most drug prescriptions and online purchases, access to a pharmacist helpline, a 20% discount on all CVS-branded products, and a monthly $10 coupon.

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Initiative Demonstrates Value of Home-Based Primary Care

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM), a professional organization for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other providers of home-based primary care (HBPC), announces the release of a digital toolkit of educational resources to help payers and providers understand how HBPC significantly improves quality and reduces costs for more than two million seriously ill and home-limited older adults.

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Justice OKs $69 Billion CVS-Aetna Merger – But With Conditions

The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna, a big health insurer, has been approved by the Justice Department. The merger can proceed as soon as Aetna divests its private Medicare drug plans, the Justice Department said in announcing the deal’s approval Wednesday (Oct. 10).

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U.S. Biosimilar Lobby Rails Against New Trade Deal

While President Trump and his supporters may be reveling in Canada’s and Mexico’s agreement to a revamped North American trade agreement deal, the Association for Accessible Medicines is not. The AAM says the proposed deal will stifle biosimilar competition and goes against the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 by not adequately balancing innovation and access to medicine.

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How To Avoid Nonprofit Legal Pitfalls And Remain Sustainable

Regulators at the state level are increasingly scrutinizing fundraising and overhead costs, and they are prosecuting charities and their fundraisers for solicitation fraud. So what strategies and best practices should your nonprofit follow to avoid potential pitfalls and legal scrutiny? Go to http://bit.ly/2x7PQ6Z and find out.

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Avoid Hazardous Waste Incidents During Hurricane Season

How does a facility that produces some common hazardous waste prepare for potential flooding? The folks at TerraCycle, an innovative waste management company based in Trenton, NJ, have some suggestions.

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Amazon Poised to Enter Rx Meds Delivery Marketplace

Amazon has unveiled its plan to purchase PillPack, a tech-enabled startup offering pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery of prescription drugs for those taking multiple medications. Even so, industry analysts appear unconvinced the acquisition will have a significant effect on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) or health insurers -- at least not in the short term.

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Pfizer Raises Prices -- Again -- on More Than 100 Rx Drugs

Pfizer, the nation’s largest manufacturer of prescription drugs, has raised prices on more than 100 prescription medications. The company’s average cost increase on pharmaceuticals is about 9%, with the price increases effective as of Sunday, July 1.

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Look Who’s Doing the Heavy Lifting in Hospice

Humana, the healthcare insurance carrier, is partnering with TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe to purchase two hospice chains that together will create the industry's largest hospice operator.

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