PHARMACY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PHARMACY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) FDA warns of compounded drug recall by firm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216696-79/fda-drug-drugs-pharmaceuticals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216696-79/fda-drug-drugs-pharmaceuticals.html.csp">FDA warns of compounded drug recall by firm</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T15:23:02.463-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 03:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals’ plant in Temple, Texas. The inspections revealed production problems in several drug lots that were supposed to be sterile. “Using these products puts patients at an unacceptable risk for serious infection,” said Carol Bennett, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582166962014-07-23T15:23:02.463-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T15:23:02.463-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216696@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:23:02 MDT Pharmacy sales boost major drugstores in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146278-79/walgreen-percent-pharmacy-stores.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146278-79/walgreen-percent-pharmacy-stores.html.csp">Pharmacy sales boost major drugstores in June</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T10:01:02.128-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A jump in pharmacy revenue fueled June sales growth for two of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, and they may start adding gains from the health care overhaul later this year. Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. said Thursday that pharmacy revenue from their established stores climbed more than 11 percent at Walgreen and 5 percent at Rite Aid last month. Walgreen runs the nation’s largest drugstore chain with 8,215 stores, while Rite Aid ranks third with 4,754. The company in the middle, CVS Ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581462782014-07-03T10:01:02.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T10:01:02.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146278@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:01:02 MDT Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58145946-79/express-scripts-drugs-compounded.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58145946-79/express-scripts-drugs-compounded.html.csp">Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T09:27:41.806-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced. The company, which manages prescriptions for 90 million Americans, plans to drop coverage for 1,000 drug ingredients commonly found in compounded medications. Express Scripts executives say the move is a cost-saver for employers that will reduce their spending on compounded prescr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581459462014-07-03T09:27:41.806-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T09:27:41.806-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58145946@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:27:41 MDT