High Prices Prevent Patients From Receiving Diabetes Care

June 21, 2018

Nearly half of people with diabetes have gone without care because they couldn’t afford it, according to a new report analyzing the impact of diabetes on everyday life.  read more

Accreditation Company Publishes Report on Five Challenges Facing Retail Pharmacy

June 20, 2018

Healthcare accreditation company URAC released a free industry insights report for retail community pharmacy June 4.  read more

Biomarker Can Predict Flu Susceptibility, New Study Shows

June 19, 2018

A single biomarker may be able to predict who’s most susceptible to the flu, according to a study published in Genome Medicine June 14.  read more

New CMS Roadmap Outlines Strategies for Combatting the Opioid Crisis

June 18, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a roadmap for combatting the opioid crisis June 11.  read more

Elements Magazine Releases Its June 2018 Issue

June 15, 2018

Elements magazine, a publication focused on the business of independent community pharmacy, is excited to announce the release of its June 2018 issue.  read more

Adults Aren’t Receiving Preventive Services They Need, Survey Shows

June 14, 2018

Only 8 percent of adults aged 35 years or older received all of the high-priority preventive services recommended for them, according to a study published in Health Affairs June 4.  read more

Naloxone Recalled by Manufacturer, FDA Announces

June 13, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced June 4 that Hospira issued a voluntary nationwide recall for two lots of naloxone, the drug most commonly used to reverse opioid overdose.  read more

Suicide Rates in U.S. Significantly Increased Since 1999, CDC Report Shows

June 12, 2018

Suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999, according to a June 8 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Life stressors and relationship problems were the most common contributing factors.  read more

New OIG Report Analyzes Effects of Rising Drugs Costs on Medicare Spending

June 11, 2018

Increasing brand-name drug prices may be affecting Medicare and its beneficiaries, according to a new report released June 5 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).  read more

PBA Health Announces 10 Reasons Not to Miss the 2018 Unify Conference

June 8, 2018

The 2018 Unify Conference hosted by Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma (PPOk), PBA Health, and the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association (OPhA) is coming up July 27-29 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  read more