Archive September 2011

Medco, Express Scripts pare combined 2Q lobbying

Sep30

NEW YORK Pharmacy benefits managers Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Express Scripts Inc., which have agreed to combine, trimmed their lobbying costs to $940,000 in the second quarter.The companies spent a total of $1 million a year ago. Medco’s lobbying spending decreased to $490,000 in the latest quarter from $600,000 a year ago, while spending […]

General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of Vangent, Inc.

Sep30

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 30 General Dynamics issued the following news release:General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today completed its acquisition of Vangent Holding Corp., the parent company of Vangent, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare information technology and business systems to federal agencies. The cash transaction, valued at approximately $960 million, was announced on August 16 […]

BUYINS.NET: BGFV, AZN, MORN, WAB, BCR, AMSG Expected To Be Up Before Next Earnings Releases

Sep30

BUYINS.NET / www.squeezetrigger.com is monitoring the performance of all stocks with earnings being released in the coming weeks and determining how the stocks have performed Before their last 12 quarterly, 6 quarterly and June earnings reports. BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP (NASDAQ:BGFV), ASTRAZENECA PLC-SPONS ADR (NYSE:AZN), MORNINGSTAR INC (NASDAQ:MORN), WABTEC CORP (NYSE:WAB), C.R. BARD INC […]

CVS Caremark spent $2.3M on lobbying in 2Q

Sep30

NEW YORK CVS Caremark Corp. spent $2.29 million lobbying the federal government in the second quarter, when the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager discussed issues related to its business model and health care reform.The Woonsocket, R.I., company said its lobbying interests included antitrust laws relating to pharmacies, health care competition and its business model, […]

LifeWatch

Sep30

(HEALTH-Generic-Drugs-BC)The B-C government is threatening legislative changes if the B-C Pharmacy Association and drug stores don’t lower generic drug prices.The government has advised the two groups it wants to re-open negotiations on the costs of generic drugs.An earlier agreement with the pharmacy association and the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores had promised 170- (m) […]

Merck Sells Its Interest in Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals

Sep30

ENP Newswire – 30 September 2011Release date- 29092011 – WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Merck (NYSE:MRK), known outside the United States and Canada as MSD, today announced that the company has sold its 50 percent interest in the Johnson & Johnson’Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. joint venture (JJMCP) to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) affiliates, McNEIL-PPC, Inc., McNEIL MMP, […]

Magellan Launches Behavioral Health Provider Locator App

Sep29

Magellan members can now locate behavioral health providers using My Provider Locator? app on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad AVON, Conn.(BUSINESS WIRE) Today, Magellan Health Services (NASDAQ:MGLN) launched the My Provider Locator app, making it possible for individuals to identify a behavioral health care provider nearby from the convenience of their iPhone, iPod touch or […]

Summary Box: Pfizer warns about fake drugs

Sep29

COUNTERFEITS CAMPAIGN: Drugmaker Pfizer and a national pharmacy standards group are warning about counterfeit prescription drugs and explaining how to find legitimate online pharmacies. They’re posting on a website, http://www.AWARERx.com.DANGEROUS DRUGS: Counterfeit drugs often contain rat poison or other toxic substances, or have too much or too little of the active ingredient, so they can […]

Pfizer, pharmacy group warn on counterfeit drugs

Sep29

Drugmaker Pfizer and a pharmacy standards group are warning consumers about the risks of counterfeit prescription medicines.Pfizer Inc. and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy are starting an educational campaign to explain the dangers and help people find legitimate online pharmacies. The effort includes a website called AWARERx.com, a video series on a new […]

Canada Drugs United is Urging Canadian Pharmacy Customers to Protect Their Rights

Sep29

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 29, 2011While supporting the importation of affordable prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, Senator Patrick Leahy also put forth a new bill called the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP Act), which ironically will block Americans from doing […]