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Governor Announces Next Step in Implementation of Statewide Electronic Health Records

Oct11

CHICAGO Governor Quinn announced today the selection of InterSystems Corporation as the vendor assisting the state in the next stage of development of Illinois’ electronic health information system. After a competitive bidding process, the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology selected InterSystems to develop the technology infrastructure for the Illinois Health Information Exchange. The Exchange […]

BRIEF: Walgreens allows prescription refills via text message [Chicago Tribune]

Oct6

Oct. 06Walgreens pharmacy customers can now order prescription refills by sending a text message from their mobile phones.The Deerfield-based drugstore chain already has a number of mobile applications, including one that lets mobile phone users order refills by scanning the barcode on a bottle. The company said more than 25 percent of its online prescription […]

Walgreen Co. Reports 6.5 Percent Increase in Fourth Quarter Sales; Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share Increase to 57 Cents in Quarter, Excluding Gain from Sale of Walgreens Health Initiatives; and GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share Increase to 87 Cents

Sep27

Fiscal 2011 sales increase 7.1 percent to $72.2 billion, while adjusted earnings per diluted share reach $2.64, excluding after-tax gain from sale of Walgreens Health Initiatives, and GAAP earnings per diluted share reach $2.94 Company fills one in five retail prescriptions in America, filling a record 819 million prescriptions in fiscal 2011, an increase of […]

Walgreens could lose millions of customers in fee conflict with Express Scripts [El Paso Times, Texas]

Sep19

Sept. 19WALGREENS the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and the largest in El Paso is in a high-stakes, high-profile battle with one of the nation’s largest managers of drug prescription plans to retain millions of people who get their prescriptions filled at Walgreens.Chicago-area based Walgreens announced in June that it would stop being part of the […]

Featured Speakers Announced for 5th Annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy, August 24-25 in Chicago

Aug12

Recognized industry experts to share perspectives on key issues and trends to better manage pharmacy costs and related benefitsCHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ The Midwest Business Group on Health in collaboration with Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists announced the keynote speakers and agenda for the fifth annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy (PBA) to be held August 24-25 at […]

Delpor, Inc. Announces Scientific Advisory Board with Experts in Psychiatry and Drug Delivery

Jul13

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2011Delpor, Inc. (Delpor), a biotechnology company focused on drug delivery of antipsychotics and biologics, today announced that a panel of internationally renowned researchers and clinicians will serve as its Scientific Advisory Board to guide development of its novel therapeutics to combat a wide range of diseases.The Scientific Advisory Board […]

Spat between Walgreens, Express Scripts threatens drug store choices [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Jun22

June 22A prickly feud over money between Express Scripts Inc. and Walgreen Co. could force thousands of St. Louisans to switch drugstores beginning in January.Walgreens with more than 100 pharmacies in St. Louis said Tuesday that it would will stop filling prescriptions for people insured through Express Scripts after Dec. 31.Express Scripts, based in north […]

Walgreen Co. Reports 38.3 Percent Increase in Diluted Earnings Per Share to 65 Cents for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2011

Jun21

Third quarter sales increase 6.8 percent to a record $18.4 billion Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) increase 14.8 percent in the quarter Cash flow from operations reaches $1.2 billion for the quarter Company returns $535 million to shareholders in the third quarter through share repurchases and dividends DEERFIELD, Ill.(BUSINESS WIRE) Walgreen Co. (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) […]

Central DuPage Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Mar28

WINFIELD, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield, Ill. was today named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. (Logo: The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; […]

Fitch Affirms Hannibal Regional Hospital (Missouri) at ‘BBB+’

Mar28

CHICAGO(BUSINESS WIRE) As part of its ongoing surveillance review process, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘BBB+’ long-term rating on Hannibal Regional Hospital’s outstanding debt listed below. Hannibal Industrial Development Authority (MO)$19,140,000 health facilities refunding revenue bonds, series 2006. The Rating Outlook is Stable. RATING RATIONALE: The ‘BBB+’ rating reflects Hannibal Regional Hospital’s (Hannibal) solid operating […]