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Albertsons Cos. plans to acquire the rest of Rite Aid that is not being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance. The community pharmacy chain and Albertsons have a combined value of approximately $24 billion, including debt. Rite Aid has a market value of about $2.3 billion and is in the process of selling a chunk of its stores to Walgreens.
Pharmacist services are outlined in approved protocols
Meta-analysis of 10 trials suggests almost no reduction in risk
Two of the nation’s largest drug distributors shipped 12.3 million doses of opioids to a single pharmacy in a small West Virginia town over an 8-year period, the House Energy and Commerce Committee revealed Thursday. The Family Discount Pharmacy in Mount Gay-Shamrock received the drugs from McKesson and Cardinal Health between 2006 and 2014.
The Office of the Actuary at CMS on Wednesday released the projected national health expenditures for 2017–2026. National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.5% annually over the next decade 2017–2026.
The scourge of crystal methamphetamine has been all but forgotten amid national concern over the opioid crisis. But 12 years after Congress took aggressive action to curtail it, meth has returned with a vengeance. In Oregon, meth-related deaths vastly outnumber those from heroin. At the U.S.
Evidence lacking for providers to recommend OTC supplements
A report released Monday by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said five opioid manufacturers have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the opioids.
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