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August 2016

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From Specialty Pharmacy News - Not quite four years after making a big push into the specialty pharmacy arena, The Kroger Co. is looking to expand its presence in the space. In July, the company unveiled a deal to purchase Modern HC Holdings, Inc., which does business as ModernHEALTH. The specialty pharmacy would be combined with Axium Pharmacy Holdings, Inc., a specialty pharmacy that Kroger acquired in late 2012 (SPN 12/12, p. 1), giving the larger entity more purchasing power in the growing specialty space. Read more

At the beginning of this month, the two biggest PBMs unveiled their… Read more

Conventional thinking has been that women with breast cancer who undergo radiation… Read more

With the FDA approval of another sofosbuvir-based medication, Gilead Sciences, Inc. continues… Read more

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August 29, 2016
Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics Partner on Specialty and Mail-Order Business

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics partner on specialty and mail-order business. http://tinyurl.com/z49lh6w

August 26, 2016
Cigna Adds Three More Oncology Practices to Collaborative Care Program

Cigna adds three more oncology practices to Collaborative Care program. http://tinyurl.com/zp76f3y

July 11, 2016
FDA Approves First Monthly Injection for PCSK9

Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha gets FDA approval for injector with once-monthly dosing, making it first PCSK9 with this option. New Pushtronex system with prefilled cartridge will be available in August http://wwwext.amgen.com/media/news-releases/2016/07/fda-approves-first-a...

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