Subscribe to Specialty Providers

Specialty Providers

CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape

Comes in wake of Amazon filing for pharmacy licenses in 12-plus states
 - 
12/08/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – If a planned merger between CVS Health and Aetna goes through, community pharmacists say it could flatten the industry.

Vent bill back in play

 - 
12/05/2017

WASHINGTON – Three senators have introduced a bill that would, they say, establish a clear medical guideline for non-invasive ventilators, the VGM Group reports.

Proposed changes to insert guidelines draw criticism

 - 
12/01/2017

WASHINGTON – A proposal to “explode” the code for custom therapeutic inserts has raised eyebrows among stakeholders who say it’s unnecessary.

Diabetes supplier dropped from lawsuit

 - 
11/30/2017

INDIANAPOLIS – J&B Medical Supply has been dismissed from a lawsuit alleging it had sold blood glucose test strips under the retail pharmacy benefit rather than the DME benefit.

Stakeholders call on CMS to overhaul prosthetic policies

 - 
11/22/2017

BOSTON – A growing gap between technology advancements and what Medicare and other payers will cover creates safety issues for amputees, says a new study.

Connelly: 'Let's level the playing field'

 - 
11/21/2017

Lynn Connelly is a trusted advocate for the customers who visit the Medicine Mart Pharmacy in West Columbia, S.C. But he’s also been a leading proponent for independent pharmacists in his state.

InfuSystem sees progress

 - 
11/17/2017

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – InfuSystem has shifted its focus from expanding its fleet of infusion pumps to improving collections, and it’s starting to pay off, says Gregg Lehman, executive chairman of the board.

Mail-order market for diabetes on precipice of disaster

As Arriva prepares to close, stakeholders expect increased pressure on an already shaky infrastructure
 - 
11/10/2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – With Arriva Medical, the largest mail-order supplier of diabetes testing supplies, closing its doors at the end of the year, industry stakeholders predict chaos.

Embattled Arriva Medical closes

 - 
11/07/2017

CORAL SPRINGS and BOCA RATON, Fla. – Arriva Medical is closing its facility in Coral Springs and laying off 142 employees, the Sun Sentinel reports.

‘Disruptors’ put a dent in BioScrip’s earnings

 - 
11/03/2017

DENVER – Company officials at BioScrip blamed a second straight quarter of net revenue declines on several “disrupters,” both expected and unexpected.

Pages