10,000? WE DID IT!
In last month’s newsletter, we announced a goal of 10,000 supporters before the end of the year. We shattered that goal! More than 14,000 pharmacists from all around the nation have signed up to demand provider status.
Congressional wrap up, generic drug price increases, CMS studies access to preferred pharmacies in urban areas, DQSA implementation update and more.
Tracey Hernandez has joined H. D. Smith as vice president corporate regulatory compliance. In this role, Hernandez will be responsible for corporate security, regulatory compliance and anti-diversion programs, and for providing support to supply chain management by working with confidential corporate information.
Differing adherence challenges across community pharmacies, generic drug price inflation, implementation of DSCSA, CMS pulls back on Part D price concessions, impact of November elections and more!
January 1, 2014 marked 60 years in business for H. D. Smith. To celebrate with customers and trading partners alike, H. D. Smith’s corporate office hosted a 60th anniversary gala in October.
H. D. Smith has appointed Mike Gernigin as Corporate Vice President, Controller. An internal promotion, Gernigin will be responsible for the company’s accounting policies, systems and practices, internal and external financial reporting, internal financial controls, and tax compliance and planning. Overseeing the financial shared services department, he will also provide a wide variety of financial advice and counsel to senior management.
H. D. Smith has appointed Rob Meriweather as Vice President Sales. An internal promotion, Meriweather is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the enterprise sales strategy, gaining sales from strategic retail customers, and developing executive relationships with group purchasing organizations.
H. D. Smith was recently announced as a finalist of the 2014 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards in two categories. Presented by Loyola University Chicago, the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards have been supporting family-owned businesses in the state for the last 24 years. The awards program recognizes exceptional Illinois-based family businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to business development, family and Illinois communities.
Dmitrey Kuznetsov was recently promoted to vice president, generic pharmaceuticals. In this new role Kuznetsov will be responsible for the generic pharmaceutical category to improve profits by driving a consistent and comprehensive strategy.
Traceability will impact everyone. Learn more about this new legislation.
H. D. Smith today announced the winners of its annual Trading Partners of the Year award, honoring select pharmaceutical and health products manufacturers who collaborate actively to grow the industry and advance patient care. Each award category recognizes two winners, based on criteria including trade volume, trade policies, and overall sales, for excellence across each key H. D. Smith product area.
House passes legislation to address prescription drug abuse, the push for pharmacist provider status, public support for opening preferred pharmacy networks and more.
Summary of key provisions in CMS Part D Final Rule, MTM legislative compromise is sought, reauthorization of prescription monitoring program and more.
Input Requested Before July 9, 2014.
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to address preferred networks in Medicare Part D.