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Diabetes, sleep and one really big deal

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01/23/2018

It was one of the last stories we published in 2017, but a potential merger of giants topped the list of most read specialty stories for the year.

Home infusion stakeholders on temporary payment: ‘We need to get this done’

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01/05/2018

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is rallying its members with a virtual lobbying day on Jan. 9, as it seeks to pass a bill that would create a temporary payment for home infusion services.

Hymes peels back supplies market

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01/05/2018

Eric Hymes, a new managing director at M&A firm Vertess, got his start in the supplies market, with diabetes, urologicals and wound care supplies his “first and second languages.” Here’s what Hymes, whose previous experience includes stints at CCS Medical and Coloplas

CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape

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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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.

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