From staff reports
Last season’s flu outbreak no incentive for more to get shots
Despite last season’s flu outbreak, less than half the people surveyed (46%) by CVS/pharmacy said they were more likely to get a flu shot this year.
HHS selects organizations to help Americans navigate Obamacare
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $67 million in grants to 105 applicants who will train navigators to help Americans enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning this fall.
Surescripts expands its HIEs network
Surescripts this week announced it has added 19 state health information exchanges and health information service providers to its network, which is the largest in the nation.
JCPP holds strategy retreat in Virginia
Various organizations recently gathered at a Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners strategic planning retreat in Alexandria, Virginia.
Cardinal Health announces new specialty drug services
At its annual retail business conference in Seattle, Cardinal Health this week announced new services designed to make it easier for community pharmacies to improve patients’ access to specialty medications.
Flow regulators add extra protection against accidental overdoses in kids
Adding flow regulators to liquid medication bottles is an effective way to limit the amount of medication administered to children, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.
Walgreens, Express Scripts partner on 90-day Rxs
Walgreens this week announced its Smart90 program, which will allow Express Scripts customers the option of receiving a 90-day supply of some medications either through the mail or in-store.
Walgreens renaming its in-store clinics
Walgreens has announced that its Take Care Clinics at more than 370 locations nationwide will soon be called Healthcare Clinics.
FDA warns of steroids in vitamin B supplement
FDA this week advised consumers not to buy or use the vitamin B dietary supplement Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 after laboratory analysis found the supplement contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroids.
Nova Diabetes Care recalls test strips
Nova Diabetes Care voluntarily recalled 21 lots of the Nova Max Glucose Test Strips because they may report a false, abnormally high blood glucose result. Such false results could lead to insulin dosage errors.