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The biggest U.S. drugstore chain aims to make the payment system more transparent by using a formula based on a drug’s cost, a fixed markup, and a fee that reflects the value of the pharmacy services, the company said Tuesday.
Organizers say retail pharmacists are not looking for more pay or vacation time. The protest is more about giving employees the ability to do their jobs safely.
In recent years, drugstores have struggled to fill open pharmacist and pharmacy technician positions, even as many have raised pay and dangled signing bonuses.
About 99% of pharmacists who responded to a recent survey by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists said they are experiencing drug shortages. About a third said the shortages are leading to rationing, delaying or canceling treatments or procedures.
Pure Pharmacy plans to spend about $4.5 million to lease and equip about 21,000 square feet near the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Fishers officials said.
The decision comes after Attorney General Todd Rokita and 19 other attorneys general threatened legal action if the pharmacy company sells the pills by mail.
CVS Health is seeking to buy Oak Street Health, which runs clinics that specialize in treating Medicare Advantage patients.
The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising again, although they remain near their lowest levels since the coronavirus outbreak began in 2020.
A series of federal and state actions are putting the $400 billion PBM industry under a spotlight.
The consumer protection agency said Tuesday that that it will order the nation’s largest PBMs to provide a range of information and records detailing how they do business.
A new report submitted to the Indiana Legislative Council calls for the regulation of “white bagging,” a practice that requires hospitals to buy drugs from an outside pharmacy, which delivers them premixed ahead of time of the patient’s visit. It is a growing practice, aimed at lowering the cost of care, but many providers say it can compromise care.
Health care practitioners and insurers are fighting over the hefty prices hospitals charge for specialty drugs to treat patients with cancer, vision loss, low white-blood-cell count and other serious diseases.
The New York-based firm plans to lease 10,655 square feet on the 15th floor of the 8888 Keystone Crossing office building in Indianapolis for its local operations.
The bill pitted the two largest companies headquartered in Indianapolis—drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. and health insurer Anthem Inc.—on opposite sides of the issue.
When fully deployed, the pharmacy partnership will enlist about 40,000 drug stores nationwide, or roughly six times as many locations as are participating in the initial launch.
Roz Brewer will be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company when she joins Walgreen’s on March 15.