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Others think it’s a major tool to bring down drug costs BY: MARTY SCHLADEN - AUGUST 20, 2021 12:40 AM        Prescription drugs sit on a pharmacist’s counter. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. An industry group representing powerful drug middlemen has gone to court to stop a federal rule intended to bring transparen...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for both the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, specifically, solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent...

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused PBMs to shift last year from in-person audits of pharmacies to virtual ones, adding significantly to pharmacists' workloads. Data from PAAS National, a pharmacy audit assistance service, showed the number of pharmacy audits in 2020 dropped almost 14% from the previous year. However, the overall number of prescriptions reviewed increased 40% — meaning that pha...

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Vaccinated people may be able to spread the coronavirus and should resume wearing masks under certain circumstances, the nation’s top public health official said Tuesday in a gloomy acknowledgment that the mutated delta variant has reversed the promising trend lines of spring. Speaking to reporters in an afternoon news briefing, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Dis...

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Medical groups, including the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new infections mount sharply. “We ...

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