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    I just found this intriguing article and thought I’d pass it along:
    Walgreens and Valeant Devise a New Twist on Preferred Pharmacy Networks

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals is the new owner of Minocin, so it will be interesting to see how this arrangement affects the prices people will be paying for their prescriptions.


    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    - Albert Einstein


    Good find Phil! I am consistently horrified to read about the prices US citizens are now being made to pay for Minocin.

    These are probably the paragraphs of most interest to those around here I would think:

    Beginning in the second half of 2016, Valeant will distribute more than 30 branded products with generic equivalents through Walgreens at generic prices. The products are in the dermatology, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal and neurology/other therapeutic areas


    1) Valeant gets to play the good guy.

    Valeant has become the poster child for bad pharma behavior. The price cut story provides a counterpoint to the shellacking the company took at last week’s congressional hearing. Watch the video below, where CEO J. Michael Pearson says that the products will be “sold directly to payers without all of the middlemen” and allow them to “offer cheaper prices in Walgreens.”

    Be well! Lynnie

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