Sunday, January 1, 2012
Both companies are working to keep St. Peters customers in the loop and maintain good relations with the public.
Barring a last-minute agreement, the long-standing relationship between Walgreens and metro St. Louis-based Express Scripts will end on Jan. 1. The pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) has been battling with Walgreens over contract issues for months. The dispute became public in June when Walgreens said it could not comply with the terms of Express Scripts’ contract requirements. Express Scripts said in a release that it is “receiving strong support from clients and expects greater than 95% of its clients' prescription volume will move forward into 2012 without Walgreens as a network provider.” The company also said in October that it is working support Express Scripts clients and members as they transfer prescriptions away from Walgreens. …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
After prescriptions are required for pseudoephedrine products in St. Charles County, the allergy medication sales jumped significantly in Bridgeton, Maryland Heights and Chesterfield.
- Joe Scott
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sales of pseudoephedrine in St. Louis County cities bordering St. Charles County spiked in September after St. Charles County banned over-the-counter sales, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article. Sales were especially high in cities near bridges connecting St. Charles and St. Louis counties. In Bridgeton, sales in September jumped 81 percent over August. In Maryland Heights, they increased 59 percent, while in Chesterfield they increased 51 percent. The Post-Dispatch reported that industry representatives attributed the increase to allergy sufferers in St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties. A registered nurse noted allergies flare up in the fall when weather changes, during ragweed and pollen season. “I don’t know if I’d …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
On Monday, the St. Charles County Council voted 7-0 to approve requiring prescriptions for cold medications containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
Monday night, St. Charles County joined dozens of other Missouri communities in requiring a physician’s prescription to purchase cold medicines containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The compounds are staples for the manufacture of methamphetamine, and county officials said the new regulations are aimed at curbing meth production throughout St. Charles County. The County Council passed the new requirement in a unanimous 7-0 vote. Council Chairman Joe Brazil, R-2nd District, noted that in only six months this year, more than 100 meth labs had been discovered in St. Charles County, topping last year’s 92 in half the time. Brazil said it was the council’s duty to act. Councilmember Paul Wynn, R- 4th District, originally did not support the …
Monday, July 25, 2011
On Monday night, the council voted 7-0 to join Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln counties in requiring doctors' orders for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine to help crack down on meth users.
St. Charles County Council approved a law requiring prescriptions for certain cold medications to make the drugs more difficult for meth producers to obtain. The council voted 7-0 to require prescriptions for medications that include ephedrine or pseudoephedrine during their regular meeting on Monday night. The law, introduced during the July 11 meeting, is part of a four-county effort to keep the medications out of the hands of drug users. Patch previously reported that Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln county officials will propose similar laws. Read Patch on Tuesday for more information.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
St. Charles County officials may join with those from Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln counties in requiring doctors' orders for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
The St. Charles County Council took one more step toward requiring prescriptions for cold medication that include ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The law, introduced during the council meeting Monday, is part of a four-county effort to make the drugs more difficult to obtain for meth producers. Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln county officials announced last week they will propose similar laws. St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer told council members requiring prescriptions for the drugs is the most effective way to keep them away from meth producers and users. “These people choose to poison their bodies, endanger their children and their neighbors and engage in theft and other crimes to support their habit,” Neer said. More than 40 counties …