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Agency sues Colorado pharmacy board for prescription data

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking access to Colorado's prescription information in a lawsuit sparking a dispute over privacy. The Colorado Sun reported Monday that the DEA's lawsuit filed in federal court in Denver requests data from the State Board of Pharmacy's database...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on uncertainty over trade

Nov. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street Monday as traders look for clarity on the status of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Comments from President Trump on Saturday created some uncertainty about...

Minnesota retail pharmacies to close as industry shrinks

Nov. 8, 2019 7:19 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota health care provider's plan to close its mail-order pharmacy business and 30 retail pharmacies underscores a troubling trend for the industry, with one organization predicting more than half the nation's pharmacies could shutter in the next two years. HealthPartner's...

HealthPartners closing 30 pharmacies, mail order operation

Nov. 7, 2019 1:35 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota-based HealthPartners says it's closing 30 retail pharmacies as well as its mail-order pharmacy operation next year. The nonprofit health insurer says about 300 jobs will be eliminated, including about 100 pharmacists. A HealthPartners vice president, Scott Schnuckle,...

HealthPartners closing 30 pharmacies, mail order operation

Nov. 7, 2019 12:53 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota-based HealthPartners says it's closing 30 retail pharmacies as well as its mail-order pharmacy operation next year. The nonprofit health insurer says about 300 jobs will be eliminated, including about 100 pharmacists. A HealthPartners vice president, Scott Schnuckle,...

Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

Nov. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South...

CVS, Humana post gains while Facebook, Match tally losses

Nov. 6, 2019 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: CVS Health Corp., up $3.61 to $70.93 The drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager raised its profit forecast after reporting surprisingly good third-quarter earnings. Aircastle Ltd., up $4.68 to $32.27 The aircraft leasing...

CVS gets a 3Q booster shot from Aetna as revenue soars

Nov. 6, 2019 11:18 AM EST

CVS Health revenue surged in the third quarter as the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager added health insurance and pushed ahead with a plan to change how many of its stores operate. The company said Wednesday its roughly $69 billion acquisition of the insurer Aetna helped its top line climb 36% in the...

Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

Nov. 4, 2019 8:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain. Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot...

Sisolak says pharmacy board failed to run background checks

Oct. 29, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak says the state pharmacy board failed as far back as 2007 to complete required background checks for distributors who deliver drugs to pharmacies. Sisolak on Tuesday announced a months-long investigation of the Nevada Board of Pharmacy after learning in May about the...