Pharmacy

GoodRx and Surescripts Brings Real-Time Drug Discount Pricing in EHRs

What You Should Know: – Today, GoodRx announced an exclusive agreement with health information network Surescripts to deliver real-time drug discount price information for prescriptions in Surescript’ price transparency solution. – Surescripts is a nationwide network that connects virtually all EHRs, pharmacies and health systems, enabling providers to view patient-specific benefit and cost information and …

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RxBenefits Acquires Pharmacy Benefits Consulting Firm Confidio

What You Should Know: RxBenefits, an employee benefits industry’s first and only technology-enabled pharmacy benefits optimizer (PBO), today announced an agreement to acquire pharmacy benefits consulting firm, Confidio – The deal will bring together two premier, complementary providers of pharmacy benefits services, further advancing the organizations’ strategic vision to deliver an affordable prescription benefit to …

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Catalent Plans Multi-Phase, $100 Million Expansion of Italian Facility to Increase Biologics Manufacturing Capabilities in Europe

SOMERSET, N.J. — Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, today announced that it will commence the first phase of a planned $100 million expansion program at its facility in Anagni, Italy, to add biologics drug substance manufacturing capabilities, supporting the growing European market …

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RxLightning raises $3M to help providers streamline specialty drug enrollment

The health technology company offers a platform that enables clinicians to more quickly and accurately complete specialty drug enrollment processes and communicate with specialty pharmacies. The goal is to simplify the administrative burden on providers and get patients quicker access to the medications they need.

Truepill Launches White-Labeled Virtual Pharmacy Platform

What You Should Know: – Truepill, the digital health platform powering consumer health experiences through diagnostics, telehealth and pharmacy infrastructure, today announced the launch of its Virtual Pharmacy platform. – The new white label led e-commerce pharmacy solution that enables payers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), health systems and other healthcare entities to reimagine a more …

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UPS Healthcare Expands Specialty Pharmaceutical Offerings with End-to-End Cold Chain Capabilities

What You Should Know: – UPS Healthcare today announced it is enhancing its specialty pharmaceutical offerings by establishing UPS Cold Chain Solutions, a comprehensive suite of cold chain technologies, best-in-class capabilities to support healthcare customers.  – UPS Cold Chain Solutions is purpose-built to provide pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and laboratories a full, end-to-end cold chain service offering, including …

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GoodRx leadership downplays Amazon Pharmacy worries despite lackluster stock price

In a month where GoodRx’s stock has been trading below IPO levels, the startup’s leadership says Amazon Pharmacy still isn’t a threat. Citing third-party data, the company said uptake of Amazon’s pharmacy services have been low, though the retailer still could pose a threat with its growing healthcare business.

Why Do You Hear Music In Your Ears & How To Get Rid Of It?

If someone told you that they could hear music in their ears while stimulated by absolutely no melodies in the real world, you might think it to be cool. It’s like you always have your very own, private party. If that’s what you would think about it, though, then it means that you haven’t actually …

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Fewer Pharmacies In Minority Neighborhoods

One reason for worse health outcomes for racial minorities could be reduced access to pharmacies. However, how big a problem is pharmacy access? A recent Health Affairs paper by Guadamuz et al. (2021) uses 2007-2015 data from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) to identify pharmacies, which were then geocoded and linked to …

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Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity

The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response.  Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated.  Over the course of the quarter, we observed $7 billion in private …

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