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A federal appeals court has largely upheld a North Dakota law imposing various requirements on pharmacy benefit managers, including a ban on holding ownership interests in patient assistance programs or mail-order specialty pharmacies. A unanimous panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that most of the law did not conflict with the federal law governing employe...

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Efforts to administer vaccinations are expected to be fully up and running next week   Pediatricians are preparing to administer the nation’s first coronavirus children’s vaccine as early as Wednesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off Tuesday night on giving the Pfizer-BioNTech shots to millions of kids ag...

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When Sarah Tuttle visited a Rite Aid with her 7- and 14-year-old children this month, she figured they’d be able to get walk-in flu shots, as they always have. Not this time. She could tell by the pharmacy worker's expression.  “She looked at me with this totally harried face and said, ‘We’re not doing walk-ins,’” Tuttle said of the emp...

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Centene, the nation’s largest Medicaid managed-care company, is planning to stop its work as a pharmacy middleman, or pharmacy benefit manager. Executives last week said the company is issuing a $30 billion request for proposals from an outside contractor to take over the work. The news comes after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued the company in March, accusing it of working thro...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization on Oct. 29 for children aged 5–11 years to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Nearly 2 million children in this age group have been infected, federal health officials report, with at least 146 related deaths. Regulators cleared them for vaccination based on clinical trial data showing that a redu...

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