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When President Obama signed the bill to overhaul the nation’s health system late last month, it set in motion changes that will impact retail pharmacy operators and other health care providers at every level.
The health care reform package signed into law by President Obama includes three pharmacy provisions advocated by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Industry response to the passage of health care reform legislation by the House of Representatives varied widely from qualified approval to blanket denunciation.
At the recent RxImpact day, Megan Marchal, pharmacy manager at a Walgreen Co. store in Canal Winchester, Ohio, opened her talks with Jessica McNiece, a legislative assistant to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), by informing her of the need for legislation that would maintain Medicare Part D beneficiaries’ access to critical vaccines.
Walgreen Co. has boosted its share in the Memphis, Tenn., market by acquiring prescription files and other assets of 17 drug stores from USA Drug. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Walgreen Co. is set to stop accepting new Medicaid patients in its Washington state pharmacies as of April 16.
Dawn Worthington has been hired as vice president of human resources at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Kinney Drugs has teamed up with cancer services programs in three upstate New York counties to provide information on how uninsured patients can get free cancer screenings.
Navarro Discount Pharmacies has promoted director of human resources Cristy Leon-Rivero to vice president of marketing.