Long-Term Care Pharmacy

Court expresses concern over Omnicare drug packaging practices but dismisses False Claims suit

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A whistleblower exposed disturbing drug packaging practices being used by long-term care pharmacy Omnicare Inc., but the charges don't fall under the False Claims Act, a federal appeals court recently ruled.

Omnicare will benefit from the Affordable Care Act, GOP opposition is 'perplexing,' CEO says

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Omnicare, the nation's largest long-term care pharmaceutical services provider, is positioned to be successful as insurance coverage expands under the Affordable Care Act, according to CEO John Workman.

Brookdale Senior Living sues PharMerica over drug prices

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Brookdale Senior Living has sued PharMerica, charging that the long-term care pharmacy improperly changed its drug pricing for Brookdale facilities.

Meds not dispensed without valid scrips, PharMerica says

Meds not dispensed without valid scrips, PharMerica says

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Long-term care pharmacy giant PharMerica dispensed controlled narcotics without valid prescriptions and charged Medicare, the federal government alleges in a False Claims Act lawsuit. The company "vigorously" disputes the claims.

Kindred shifts allegiance to Omnicare from PharMerica

Kindred shifts allegiance to Omnicare from PharMerica

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Kindred Healthcare will split with PharMerica and instead partner with Omnicare in 2014, marking a significant change in the landscape of long-term care pharmacy services providers.

AlixaRx continues to expand; parent gives capital infusion

AlixaRx continues to expand; parent gives capital infusion

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A pharmacy company on track to serve more than 400 healthcare facilities has received a $100 million investment from Fillmore Capital Partners, which owns Golden Living.

New protocol for long-term care pharmacies will bolster quality, accreditor says

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The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has released new standards for long-term care pharmacies. The standards are based on regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and other "pertinent organizations and authorities," ACHC announced July 17.

Kindred teams with Omnicare, splits with skilled nursing pharmacy PharMerica

Kindred teams with Omnicare, splits with skilled nursing pharmacy PharMerica

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Major long-term care provider Kindred Healthcare will split with its current pharmacy partner, PharMerica, and team with the sector's largest pharmacy, Omnicare, at the end of 2013, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Two good prescriptions for long-term care pharmacies

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Long-term care pharmacies have generated some hot news lately.

A new age for long-term care pharmacies

A new age for long-term care pharmacies

"Seven-day-or-less" dispensing requirements have resulted in new long-term care medication distribution models.

The advantages of remote medication dispensing

The advantages of remote medication dispensing

Medication dispensing technology has evolved in the long-term care pharmacy field. Remote dispensing is a new model that speeds up access to medications and allows nurses to spend more time with residents.

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