12 drugmakers restricting 340B discounts

Since July 2020, 12 drugmakers have said they will restrict or stop providing 340B discounts to safety net hospitals for drugs dispensed at community-based pharmacies. 

Patients can now access prescription savings through their TV

LG televisions now offer a prescription savings card in their telehealth hubs.

Kaiser to offer repeat COVID vaccinations to nearly 4,000 people who may have received low dose

After discovering that about 3,900 people who received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek (Calif.) Medical Center in late 2021 may have received a slightly less than recommended dose, Kaiser announced it will offer repea…

Walgreens, VillageMD to open 8 more primary care clinics in Arizona

Walgreens and VillageMD said Jan. 20 they will open eight Village Medical at Walgreens locations this year in the metro area of Tucson, Ariz.

5.3 million Medicare beneficiaries struggle to afford meds, study finds

About 3.5 million Americans ages 65 and older and 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries younger than 65 had difficulty affording their medications in 2019, according to a report released Jan. 19 by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation’s Off…

Pfizer antiviral effective against omicron, research shows

Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill Paxlovid appears effective against the omicron variant, the drugmaker said Jan. 18. 

14 pharmacies with largest supply of COVID-19 therapeutics

Fourteen pharmacies nationwide had at least a thousand courses of COVID-19 therapeutics available for clinical care at the start of this week, according to HHS data. 

Mark Cuban’s drug company launches online pharmacy

Mark Cuban’s generic drug company launched an online pharmacy Jan. 19.

Gilead says $250M in counterfeit HIV drugs ended up with patients

A network of distributors and drug suppliers allegedly sold more than $250 million in illicit and fake versions of Gilead’s HIV medicines over the last two years, according to the drugmaker. 

CVS, Uber partner on health equity initiative

A new partnership between CVS Health and Uber Health, the ridesharing service’s healthcare arm, will provide free rides to people seeking medical care in communities of need.

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