PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Allegheny Health Network, a nonprofit hospital system, has expanded its home health business by acquiring a home infusion pharmacy in Sharpsburg, Pa., from Infusion Partners, a subsidiary of Elmsford, N.Y.-based BioScrip.
Sens. Max Baucus and Charles Grassley sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday asking her to cut some slack for pharmacies that haven't been accredited yet. The deadline for pharmacies passed Jan.
While the community pharmacy industry waits to see what happens with a last minute Congressional push to extend the accreditation deadline for pharmacies, there is confusion over what they should do in the meantime.
Sharon Webb's parents founded Reading Medical in 1971 as a corner drug store and a decade later she stepped in to expand it. A marketing professional, Sharon sensed the potential of durable medical equipment in the early 1980s, and together with her husband Dick grew the company into a comprehensive rehab and mobility business with a strong retail component that now anchors a shopping plaza in the Reading area.