Up to 80% of Medicaid patients may be using insulin glargine past recommended discard date

Many Medicaid patients who use insulin glargine multiple-dose vials may be using it beyond the 28-day limit on punctured bottles, possibly leading to questionable product stability and sterility, according to research published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

Colorado bill would reimburse certain pharmacists’ services

The Colorado legislature has approved state legislation that would require insurers to reimburse pharmacists for services delivered in an area with a health professional shortage, if the plans cover the same services when delivered by a physician or advanced practice nurse.