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Wholesalers Mandating EPCS NowPharmacy News
October 21, 2019

Wholesalers Mandating EPCS Now

Mckesson, Amerisource and Cardinal are currently settling a large opioid lawsuit and are mandating EPCS usage for their pharmacies to combat abuse. Please notify your doctors.

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By Derek Ishaque

Sensipar Added To ESRD Drug ListLTC Industry News
June 05, 2018

Sensipar Added To ESRD Drug List

It will be more difficult to get Sensipar (~$32 / pill) covered by part D for your custodial residents. Please work through your High Cost Med Report.

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By Laura Lindberg

Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderlyClinical
June 04, 2018

Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderly

The US government is warning insurance companies to be on the lookout for suspicious prescriptions of a drug being used in nursing homes across the country.

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By Amir Amini

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterClinical
November 24, 2017

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disaster

The hurricane that wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico last month has disrupted production of widely used IV solutions. We are doing what we can do deal with this nationswide shortgage

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By Mais Faraj

Local nursing homes to pay $6.9M to resolve kickback scandalLTC Industry News
November 16, 2017

Local nursing homes to pay $6.9M to resolve kickback scandal

The owner of four San Diego-area nursing homes has agreed to pay as much as $6.9 million to resolve civil allegations that their employees paid kickbacks for patient referrals and submitted fraudulent bills to government health-care programs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

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By Derek Ishaque

CNN Investigates: The little red pill being pushed on the elderlyClinical
October 12, 2017

CNN Investigates: The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

We have seen a spike in Nuedexta use at nursing homes. This med often is not covered - and the pharmacy or SNF lands up paying. CNN Investigates - click through a must read.

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By Amir Amini

KKR to take PharMerica privateLTC Industry News
August 02, 2017

KKR to take PharMerica private

PharMerica Corp (PMC.N), a U.S. pharmacy manager for long-term care facilities, said on Wednesday it agreed to be acquired by a newly formed company controlled by buyout firm KKR & Co LP

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By Derek Ishaque

Cost of Joint Replacement Using Bundled Payment ModelsLTC Industry News
January 20, 2017

Cost of Joint Replacement Using Bundled Payment Models

In this observational study of 3942 patients who received joint replacement surgery, there was a decrease of $5577 (20.8%) in total spending per episode.

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By Derek Ishaque

Sharp Increases in Fentanyl-Involved Overdose DeathsPharmacy News
September 08, 2016

Sharp Increases in Fentanyl-Involved Overdose Deaths

Fentanyl will be a hot topic so be very careful how you dispose your used fentanyl patch. Make sure they all have good documentation. Do a narcotic tracing to see it done right or not.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.