Dec 20, 2012
We want to thank our show sponsors, the terrific interviews, and especially our listeners for a great year. The Pharmacy Podcast Show has experienced tremendous growth in 2012 and we're excited about 2013.
A lot has happend in 2012. We'd like to start by thanking our sponsors.
Other note worthy pharmacy industry news & points:
To the drug industry, November 30, 2011, is the landmark date that Lipitor, the most successful drug ever, will began to face generic competition. Lipitor’s loss of patent exclusivity is a sharp reminder of the patent expiration wave making its way through the industry, increasing pressure to cut costs and improve productivity and innovation. As The Wall Street Journal said on June 15, 2011, “white-knuckled investors have been hoping that drug makers would have found replacement products by now or adequately diversified themselves to withstand the impact.”
Expresss Scripts & Medco Merger. Yikes.
Specialty Pharmacy Business Market Explosion.
Pharmacy Owners must diversify to stay profitable. Multiple services are a must.
H.R. 1839: The Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2011 would allow independent community pharmacies to collectively negotiate terms and conditions of insurance contracts. Sponsor- Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).
Transparency is Here! CMS Exposes Pharmacy Prescription Profit Margins