Leading independent pharmacy buying groups pair up

For many years, the roughly 25,000 independent pharmacies in the US have maximized their buying power by joining cooperative buying associations, which function roughly the way group purchasing organizations (GPOs) do for health systems. Now, two of the larger ones—Independent […]

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Healthcare confronts opioid addiction

The slim hope that the growing opioid addiction crisis could be controlled by restricting access to prescription opioids—the abuse of which has been the starting point for many addicts—is slipping away as illegally manufactured opioid pills (some of them counterfeit […]

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HDA Specialty Distribution 2016 report

As the fortunes of the Big Three drug wholesalers get whipsawed by changing dynamics in conventional drug distribution, their specialty subsidiaries, along with those of other participants in specialty distribution, are the glowing bright spot in the field. As more […]

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