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Omnicare ends PharMerica takeover attempt, posts 4Q profit

Leading long-term care pharmacy provider Omnicare, which announced this week that it has ended its efforts to takeover competitor PharMerica, posted a profit in the fourth quarter.

The spotlight is back on the pharmacy fuss

The spotlight is back on the pharmacy fuss

If there's anything the Golden Globes awards show taught us again Sunday night it is this: When big people talk, they make inordinately loud noise, no matter how high the volume on their microphones may be. Expect some loud noise soon in the long-term care arena over Omnicare's hostile takeover bid of rival PharMerica.

Temporary reprieve from 'red flags' rule could be on horizon for healthcare providers

An agreement to exempt healthcare providers from the federal "red flags" privacy rule could be forthcoming, according to a recent report from the Bureau of National Affairs.

FTC delays enforcement of 'red flags' rule until next year

FTC delays enforcement of 'red flags' rule until next year

The Federal Trade Commission has moved the compliance deadline for its "red flags" rule to Jan 1, 2011. It was set to take effect on Tuesday.