Aug 242014
Pharmacy Store Employees Plead Guilty in Scheme to Defraud Health Care
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release)
BALTIMORE, MD—Vipinkumar Patel (V. Patel), age 30, of Edgewood, Maryland; and Jigar Patel (J. Patel), age 27, of Columbia, Maryland, have each pleaded guilty to making false statements relating to health care matters in connection with a scheme to …

Aug 242014
Main Street Market pharmacy to close
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Due to health care law changes and the subsequent reimbursement rate of Medicare and Medicaid, the Panhandle Cooperative Association senior management and board of directors have decided to close the pharmacy inside of Scottsbluff Main Street …

Aug 242014
Detroit police make 3 arrests in Friday morning Rite Aid Pharmacy robbery
WDIV Detroit
Detroit police have arrested three people suspected of robbing a Rite Aid Pharmacy Friday morning at 8 Mile and Dequindre roads on the city's east side. Pharmacy employees said the armed thieves, who all were masked men, managed to get away with …

Aug 242014
Fruth is 2014 Reader's Choice for best pharmacy
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
OHIO VALLEY — A family enterprise more than six decades old has made a business out of earning the loyalty and trust of the community. Once again, Fruth's Pharmacy has been voted the best pharmacy in the Ohio Valley's 2014 Readers' Choice Awards.

Aug 242014
Pharmacy measure OK'd for ballot
Bismarck Tribune
On July 18, the North Dakotans for Lower Pharmacy Prices sponsoring committee turned in petitions with a total of 24,219 signatures, far above the 13,452 required. The petition was the last of four measures to begin the process of signature collection
Pharmacy ownership measure approved for Nov. 4 ballotGrand Forks Herald

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Aug 242014
Pharmacy petition puts local business owner on edge
Valley News Live
"Customers who want to continue shopping at their local pharmacy if they're happy there, then that's wonderful,” said Godfread. “They can absolutely continue to shop there. But, for consumers who want something different right now, North Dakota isn't

Aug 242014
Walgreens pharmacy database crashes temporarily, blocking prescriptions
Chicago Tribune
s pharmacy database crashed and remained down for several hours on Friday morning, blocking customers from filling prescriptions. The Deerfield-based drugstore chain said the systems were restored at all of Walgreen's 8,200 pharmacies by 1 p.m., said …

Aug 242014
Pharmacy charges 9/11 responders $150 for medication records
New York Post
A pharmacy near Mount Sinai Hospital is gouging sick 9/11 responders by charging $150 for a simple printout of the medications they take, advocates told The Post. Madison Avenue Pharmacy, a block from the Upper East Side hospital that treats Ground …

Aug 242014
Tennessee shuts pharmacy, disciplines others over pain pills
The Tennessean
The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has suspended the license of a Smyrna drugstore by emergency order after investigators discovered thousands of doses of opioids missing. Corder's Community Pharmacy Inc. was shut down July 7, according to a board …
Tenn. drugstore punished for missing pillsBellingham Herald

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Aug 242014
The economics of satisfying health care
The Daily Progress
Dr. Michael Kirsch, a practicing physician and newspaper columnist, has lamented that he has difficulty answering questions about the economics of health care, such as: "Why is our per capita health care cost so much higher than [that of] other nations