Cut the Red Tape Preventing Medication Access

Cut the Red Tape Preventing Medication Access

A 6-year-old boy with asthma visits his doctor, who prescribes a daily inhaler. His grandmother goes to pick it up at the pharmacy and learns that it is not covered by insurance and will cost her $300 a month, so she calls the doctor’s office to ask for help. A nurse spends 45 minutes on…

Pharmacists, GPs clash on COVID antivirals

Pharmacists, GPs clash on COVID antivirals

Doctors resisting calls for COVID-19 antiviral treatments to be sold over the counter have accused pharmacists of creating a false narrative for commercial reasons. The Australian Pharmacy Guild this week publicly petitioned the federal government for the right to dispense the medications without a prescription, citing a national shortage of GPs. While two oral antivirals…

Pharmacies, GPs at odds over antivirals

Pharmacies, GPs at odds over antivirals

A push to allow access to COVID-19 treatments without a prescription could jeopardise patient safety, the general practitioners body warns. There are two oral antivirals available in Australia, and while early treatment is critical to lessen the effects of the virus, access is restricted.  All Australians over 70 and people over 50 at risk of severe disease…

GBV epidemic | Abused women urged to seek help at local pharmacies

GBV epidemic | Abused women urged to seek help at local pharmacies

JOHANNESBURG – Abused women are being urged to seek help and care at their nearest community pharmacy. The Independent Community Pharmacy Association has undertaken a Safe Spaces initiative. WATCH | eNCA special focus on GBV epidemic “A pharmacy is a none stigmatised environment, you could be going into a pharmacy for anything from paracetamol to shaving…

SwipeRx aims to double Indonesian pharmacy sign-ups

SwipeRx aims to double Indonesian pharmacy sign-ups

ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.ArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon Mail ContactPath LayerPositive ArrowHealth CareSingapore-based startup’s CEO expects first profit in 2023 SwipeRx CEO Farouk Meralli sees huge promise in Indonesia. (Photo by Nana Shibata) NANA SHIBATA, Nikkei staff writerAugust 5, 2022 12:40 JST | IndonesiaJAKARTA — Digital pharmacy startup SwipeRx is aiming to double the number of pharmacies joining…

Growing prescriptions help push CVS past Q2 expectations

Growing prescriptions help push CVS past Q2 expectations

CVS Health thumped second-quarter expectations and hiked its full-year forecast as growing prescription claims and COVID-19 test kits sales countered a drop in vaccinations.A longer cough, cold and flu season also brought in more business, and claims in CVS Health’s biggest segment, pharmacy benefits management, rose about 4%. Pharmacy sales at the company’s established drugstores…

Brazil’s Raia Drogasil posts 48% increase in Q2 adjusted net profit

Brazil’s Raia Drogasil posts 48% increase in Q2 adjusted net profit

A logo of the Raia drugstore is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio MoraesRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comJuly 29 (Reuters) – Brazilian pharmacy chain Raia Drogasil SA (RADL3.SA) posted on Friday a 48% increase on its second-quarter adjusted net profit to 343.746 million reais ($66.46 million), boosted by…

Pharmacists and Patients Are Freaking Out Over New Medication Restrictions Post-Roe

Pharmacists and Patients Are Freaking Out Over New Medication Restrictions Post-Roe

As I reported last week, new restrictions on abortion in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision have led the country’s biggest pharmacy chain, CVS, to release new policies in certain states, which explicitly instruct pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for misoprostol, mifepristone, and methotrexate until they can confirm these drugs will…

STChealth Will Showcase Immunization Intelligence as a Trusted Insight to Support Pharmacy during upcoming NACDS Total Store Expo

STChealth Will Showcase Immunization Intelligence as a Trusted Insight to Support Pharmacy during upcoming NACDS Total Store Expo

NACDS Total Store Expo is taking place in Boston next month and STChealth looks forward to showcasing its solutions to support the greater healthcare industry. From August 27-29, long time National Assocation of Chain Drug Store supporters, STChealth, will be in Boston to meet with pharmacy partners at their Total Store Expo. With over 34 years…

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