In the News: April 27, 2018

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We combed through the web to find you some of the top pharmacy articles from the past week. Enjoy!

"Signed into law four weeks ago and taking effect July 1, the measure will allow doctors and pharmacists to offer cheaper options for prescription drugs if you pay with cash instead of using insurance. The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance said if patients buy medicine through their insurance and the price is less than your copay, pharmacists can tell you that if you pay in cash instead, it's less."

"The event is a statewide program where local law enforcement agencies and social service organizations team up with the Drug Enforcement Agency to corral community members controlled or uncontrolled substances."

"Gov. Wolf announced Thursday that he would take executive action to further combat the opioid crisis and would crack down on compounding pharmacies that charge thousands of dollars for tubes of unproven pain creams."

"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Members of the Florida Board of Pharmacy were told Monday that it shouldn’t take long to alter regulations for pharmacists to comply with a new law aimed at combating the opioid epidemic."

"The balance of medication spending is strongly shifting from traditional to specialty drugs, which will continue over the next several years, according to a new report by the IQVIA Institute.

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