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Entries for June 2022

Pharmacies are temporarily limiting purchases of the morning-after contraception pill following a surge in demand prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade last week. CVS, Walmart and Rite Aid on Tuesday announced purchase limits on emergency contraceptives. Some Michigan pharmacists have reported shortages, but most stores are still stocked and dispensing the pill, sai...

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The Columbus Dispatch - Powered by Dow Jones· Darrel Rowland | US | June 26, 2022·12:00am After overcoming a communications snafu, the agency that provides health coverage for Ohio's poor and disabled seems on a glide path to throwing out controversial pharmacy benefit managers accused of gouging Ohio taxpayers and pharmacists. But a key question remains: Will those PBMs...

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Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said last week it would increase the average pay of pharmacy workers to more than $20 per hour and offer more frequent and automatic pay raises as part of a new "progressive wage model" to address a tight domestic labor market. The raises by the nation's largest private employer will be offered to more than 36,000 Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacy t...

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will boost enforcement and scrutiny against drug rebates that could block patient access to cheaper pharmaceuticals shortly after the agency announced a probe into pharmacy benefit managers. The agency issued Thursday an enforcement policy statement (PDF) that targets rebates and fees which can prohibit competitors from targeting lower-cost drug alte...

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