Mylan acquires rights to Apsen’s Arixtra injection
NACDS-backed provider status bill hits milestone
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that NACDS-backed bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4190, which would expand pharmacists’ ability to serve patients and improve their healthcare outcomes, has garnered a milestone 100 co-sponsors.
The legislation would amend the Social Security Act, allowing pharmacists to be paid by Medicare Part B for providing services in medically underserved communities — subject to state scope-of-practice laws.
Reps. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Hank Johnson, D-Ga., Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., and Tim Walz, D-Minn., are the latest cosponsors of the bill, which was introduced on March 11.
Associated Wholesalers files Ch. 11, enters purchase agreement with C&S
ROBESONIA, Pa. — Regional cooperative food distributor Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries, including the White Rose distribution business, has filed for bankruptcy and entered a purchase agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Under the agreement, C&S Wholesale Grocers will acquire substantially all of Associated Wholesalers’ assets, including White Rose. C&S will serve as the "stalking horse bidder" in a court-supervised auction process. Accordingly, the agreement is subject to higher and otherwise better offers, among other conditions.
Associated Wholesalers and White Rose are expected to continue operating in the normal course during the sale process.
"The addition of AWI and White Rose would expand C&S's footprint and enhance our significant capabilities in servicing independent grocers," said Rick Cohen, chairman and CEO of C&S. "AWI and White Rose have a terrific customer base, and their distribution capabilities are a natural complement to our existing portfolio. We believe we are strongly positioned to provide all of their customers with the goods and services they need to successfully run and even grow their businesses."