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Paragon-2 DAY SHIP: Free 2-day Shipping with $300 Min. on over 900 NDCs
At Trxade, we are continuously looking for ways to save our members even more!

We are beta testing a 2-Day Shipping Strategy offering lower pricing and even bigger savings to see if our members show that the demand/need is there.

Paragon Meds has agreed to provide lower pricing than other suppliers on over 900 NDCs with free 2-day shipping vs. overnight and a minimum of $300 for free 2-day shipping.

With over 25,000 NDCs listed in their catalog and many items being hard-to-find items, they made quite the intro last week on our platform with this beta test.

They still offer overnight shipping under their primary account, ParagonMeds.
Happy Thanksgiving from Trxade!
Happy Thanksgiving from your Member Support Team!

This Thanksgiving, we would like to express deep gratitude for each of our pharmacy members. Without our members, none of this would be possible. As we reflect over the last 6 years, we can't help but feel grateful to the more than 6,000 pharmacists and pharmacy owners around the nation who have entrusted us to help them grow their business.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our team for their hard work and dedication, not only to Trxade but to our members. Every member of our team comes to work each day ready to help the independent pharmacist be successful. Trxade is a community that takes pride in serving community pharmacists who provide quality care in their neighborhoods.

About Trxade

Founded by an independent pharmacist in 2010, the Trxade platform offers true price transparency, industry leading cost comparison tools, and advanced search features that puts the pharmacist in control of purchases like never before.

Trxade brings together buyers and sellers of pharmaceutical products and services under an umbrella of trust, technology and transparency. As a result, we have created a vibrant community of pharmaceutical members that are eager to embrace the challenges of today’s economic marketplace.

We are focused on cost containment and efficiency and hold true to our mission of providing our members with an advantage over their competition. Trxade’s flexible marketplace encourages fair trade and access to some of the strongest supply houses in the nation. Our strategy is to utilize price analytics and supplier independence to increase our competitiveness and pass that advantage directly to our members.

Trxade remains the trusted marketplace for pharmacies.
U.S. consumers will want Trump, Congress to take on drug prices
Americans' growing alarm over rising prescription drug costs will pressure a new U.S. administration and Congress to take action on pharmaceutical pricing, industry executives and healthcare experts say.

Drugmaker stocks, battered in recent months, soared this week after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's victory. Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had vowed to take on pharmaceutical "price gouging," and some pundits predicted the Democrats would gain control of the Senate, giving her a stronger hand.

The Republican sweep of Congress eliminated those fears, while boosting chances for other measures, such as corporate tax reforms that would benefit industry.

However, the vote did not change a key dynamic: U.S. consumers are paying more of the cost of drugs through higher health insurance deductibles and copayments, making them more sensitive to manufacturer price hikes.

Most recently, a sixfold increase in the price of Mylan NV's EpiPen stoked outrage for families who rely on the lifesaving allergy shot and prompted investigations by state attorneys general and Congress.

If a manufacturer sharply raises the price of a drug, "it will be in the headlines. I don't think it matters which party is in office," said Sandra Hunt, principal at PricewaterhouseCooper's health industry practice.

Republican lawmakers have taken up drug pricing alongside Democrats. Republicans Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Representative Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led inquiries into Mylan's EpiPen pricing.

"A very strong majority of Republican voters want the Congress to address drug prices," said John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care, which campaigns for lower prices.

An October Kaiser Family Foundation survey showed that 74 percent of respondents said making drugs for chronic conditions affordable should be a top health care priority for the federal government. Among Republican respondents, 68 percent put drug prices as a top priority.

A poll conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that 64 percent of voters - including 78 percent of likely Clinton voters and 48 percent of Trump supporters - believe the federal government should be able to limit pharmaceutical drug price hikes.

BIGGER PRIORITY THAN OBAMACARE

Trump and Republican leaders have vowed to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare, which has extended medical insurance to more than 20 million Americans. Despite complaints about Obamacare insurance premium increases, just 37 percent of Kaiser poll respondents said that overturning it was a high priority.

Chaffetz is "evaluating his next steps" on the drug pricing issue when the next Congress convenes, an aide said. A representative for Grassley said he would press forward with a scheduled Nov. 30 hearing into Mylan's EpiPen pricing.

"The U.S. has always been a country that supports innovation ... and we hope it will remain the same," said Pascal Soriot, chief executive of AstraZeneca Plc, which sells drugs like cholesterol-fighter Crestor. "But we also believe we will continue to have to deal with price ressures."

Clinton's proposals to curb drug prices included capping consumers' monthly out-of-pocket costs. In the past, Trump has suggested allowing the government's Medicare health program for seniors to negotiate prices and making it easier to import drugs from countries where they sell for less.

A Trump administration also could provide extra funding to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to speed approval of generic drugs, which still tend to cost far less than their brand name equivalents, health policy experts said.

Capital Alpha Partners analyst Kim Monk, in a research note on Wednesday, said she expects advisors and Congress to steer Trump toward "more Republican-oriented ideas," including pricing drugs based on their relative health benefit and requiring more disclosure of pricing details.

Consumer advocate Rother cited the FAIR Drug Pricing Act, introduced in September by Senators John McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, as a potential vehicle for federal action. The bill would require manufacturers to explain annual price increases of more than 10 percent.

"It is a bipartisan bill consistent with traditional Republican health policy based on transparency and competition," Rother said.

In California, voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have require drugmakers to provide state health plans with discounts similar to those given to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA pays the lowest prices in the country.

Drugmakers spent more than $106 million on a campaign to defeat the measure.

A similar measure will go before Ohio voters, who backed Trump in the election, next November. The coalition behind California's proposition on Wednesday urged legislators to come up with "a more comprehensive solution to lower sky-rocketing drug prices."

(Reporting by Deena Beasley in Los Angeles and Toni Clarke in Washington; Editing by Michele Gershberg and Lisa Girion)

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-pharmaceuticals-analysis-idUSKBN13622E
National Diabetes Awareness Month - Download Professional Resources Here
For a quick resource guide from the American Diabetes Association for your pharmacy, click here.

Abstracts, podcasts, news and webcasts, prepared just for professionals!
New APhA Initiative: Pharmacists Provide Care

APhA and its members are calling on Congress to pass a bill that would amend section 1861(s)(2) of the Social Security Act to enable Medicare beneficiaries to access pharmacist-provided services under Medicare Part B. These services would be reimbursable under Medicare Part B if provided to patients in medically underserved communities and if the services are consistent with state scope of practice laws.

According to the APhA, for decades pharmacists have been one of the few health care professionals that lack recognition as health care providers in federal law. Nearly all other health care professional services are rightfully covered under Medicare laws, including services provided by chiropractors, midwives, and dieticians, but not services provided by pharmacists.

Click here to read more about the Pharmacists Provide Care movement and to show your support.

PTCB announces 2016 Pharmacy Technician of the Year

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced October 11 that the 2016 PTCB Certified Technician of the Year award will go to Diane Halvorson, CPhT, of Fargo, ND.

"Diane has an impressive record of leadership on behalf of pharmacy technicians. She is committed to promoting technicians as an integral part of the health care team within their scope of practice," said Everett B. McAllister, MPA, BSPharm, executive director and CEO of PTCB. "Diane is a model advocate for patient safety and a clear and inspiring voice for technicians.”

Halvorson currently works as the lead pharmacy technician at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, a long-term acute care facility for patients transitioning out of intensive care.

She has an active track record in leadership. Halvorson has been a member of the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy for the past 6 years, and served as president for two terms (procuring a technician seat on the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy took years of work on behalf of several technicians). She also served as president of the Northland Association of Pharmacy Technicians. Currently, she is its state board liaison.

Halvorson is also known for her advocacy efforts in obtaining a national standardization of technician education, preparation, and credentialing.

"It was shocking to me when I learned years ago that there were people working in pharmacies who did not have standardized training," she said. "I became dedicated to advancing national standards for technicians. I think a patient walking into any pharmacy in any state should know the person helping prepare their prescription has met the standardized requirements for knowledge and training that the pharmacy profession says they need to do their job.”

Trxade Prime (Time Saving Tools)
Use the Trxade Prime tool to price compare up to 75 products at once. Enter the NDC, quantity needed, and current price and click submit! The Trxade platform searches all variations including all suppliers, all manufacturers, and all pack sizes to maximize your savings and empower you to make an educated purchasing decision based on all variables.

Result Types:
  • NDC Match
  • Other Manufacturers (Mfg)
  • Other Pack Size
Information Provided:
  • Lowest Price (Click + to expand results and see all variations if needed. To make it faster and easier we show the biggest savings / lowest price first.)
  • Compare & Filter Suppliers
  • Compare Exp Dates (Short dated products are in bold red to make it easy to spot short dated products)
  • PAC: Pharmacy Acquisition Cost (Avg industry cost for that NDC)
  • Savings
  • See a shopping cart preview to make it easier to see if minimums are met by supplier
Add to cart directly from the Trxade Prime Search Results page and faster check out with the Shopping Cart Preview tool.

Need a demo on how to use this tool and maximize your savings? Call us! We'd love to show you! 1-800-805-8705

- Trxade Team
Trxade launches in the U.K. as ShopRx.co.uk
UK: Revolutionary Online Pharmaceutical Marketplace, ShopRx, launches in U.K.

October 03, 2016

Wembley, Middlesex, Oct. 03, 2016 – ShopRx is a groundbreaking online marketplace enabling independent pharmacies to use price comparison to purchase pharmaceutical drugs from multiple wholesalers at no cost to its members.

ShopRx was designed for the independent pharmacy owner looking to utilize technology to save money as this new platform provides the ultimate in price transparency. Independent pharmacy owners suffering from NHS cutbacks, increased competition, and swelling administrative burdens can rely on ShopRx to help them control costs, save time, and regain control of their business.

“We are very excited to launch this new platform in the U.K.,” stated Nitesh Patel, VP of Business Development for ShopRx. “Finally, independent pharmacies can compare brand name and generic drug pricing from top suppliers and reduce supplier phone calls, stop negotiating prices, get the same products from the same manufacturers at transparent prices, get the same competitive payment terms, and generally buy the same prescription drugs for less on ShopRx.”

“Our pharmacy members enjoy the opportunity to purchase from our supplier partners with ease and enjoy price transparency from prescription suppliers that compete for their business,” continued Patel. “We look forward to providing pharmacies with the same benefits our members enjoy of increasing their profit margins and thriving despite today's Rx challenges.”

Benefits to independent pharmacies that utilize this new platform include industry leading tools with comparison based on supplier, pack size, price, and quantity; simple online ordering with 24/7 access; and a safe, convenient and easy-to-use web-based system. Registration is simple and free and prescription catalogues are updated daily. This online marketplace provides its members the power of group purchasing, presenting significant savings to its pharmacies on pharmaceutical products.

About ShopRx
ShopRx is a pharmacist-led team of business, technology, and customer-support professionals working together to help independent pharmacies regain control of their profit margins by comparing prices from top Rx suppliers on one easy-to-use online platform. Pharmacies can compare brand name and generic drug pricing from top suppliers and benefit from significant cost savings using industry-led cost comparison tools. For more information, please visit www.shoprx.co.uk.

ShopRx was developed by U.S.-based company, Trxade Group, Inc., (OTCQB:TRXD), which has revolutionized the U.S. pharmaceutical industry with over 5,000 independent pharmacies currently using their online platform.

Contact:
Nitesh Patel
VP of Business Development
Email: nitesh.patel@shoprx.co.uk
Phone: 0800 014 8234
Website: www.shoprx.co.uk

Savings of $960,000 Per Year, One Store Using Trxade!
Stop Negative Reimbursements
At the 2016 PDS conference negative reimbursements was a VERY hot topic. We were proud to come across two Pharmacies that let us know since using Trxade they have not had a negative reimbursement and they use it as an effective tool to stay ahead of the curve. Not only did one Pharmacy let us know they no longer get Negative Reimbursements, they let us know they have increased their profit margins by $80,000 per month using Trxade as a purchasing tool! That makes us very proud! Help us stop negative reimbursements... We are doing our part to help!
Drug Shortages On The Rise

Drug Shortages On The Rise

Global shortages of drugs are causing unnecessary surgeries, relapses of cancer, and even fatalities in the U.S. This is an ever-increasing problem that could affect you, your business, and your loved ones. In just five years, the shortage of drugs in the U.S. has risen to an amazingly high, 74%. The shortage has a broad coverage of drugs, from saline and anti-inflammatories to cancer treatments and anesthesia (Loftus, 2015). Even treatments as simple as a Vitamin A injection and pain medication can be hard to come by (Eban, 2014). Read More....

Big Trxade Improvements for Your Independent Pharmacy Starting NOW!

You Speak, We Listen

As Trxade members, you have our ear for ways we can get better.

We heard from some of you in December, when we asked you to help us write our New Year’s resolutions. Our Membership Assistance Team speaks with members every week. And because of you, we are making big changes.

More Search Results - NOW

Some of you have said that our search results were too limited. Now we’ve opened them up to give you more options. Best of all, you don’t have to do anything. We already made the change on our end so you there is nothing you need to do.

Other major improvements to search are on their way as well. Stay tuned

Coming Soon to Your Shopping Cart:

As requested, the shopping cart will soon display the product’s expiration date, giving you one more opportunity to check your order before placing it. Once again, stay tuned.

Read More....
Happy Holidays from Trxade!

As the New Year approaches, I want to wish all our members the happiest of holiday seasons.

In 2014, independent community pharmacies and forward thinking suppliers came together on our marketplace in ever-increasing numbers. And while I don’t have firm figures to report, my back-of-the-napkin calculation is that our member pharmacies will save a total of $2 million or more this year.

I assure you, this is just the beginning. Read More....

Help Draft Trxade’s New Year’s Resolutions

2014 has been a very good year for Trxade. We've made lots progress in helping independent community pharmacies find new ways to save money buying pharmaceuticals and selling overstock.

Independent community pharmacies have responded by joining Trxade in record numbers. But, we know we can be even better.

2015 is right around the corner. Like all of you – well, most of you – we are working up a list of New Year’s resolutions for Trxade. This is your opportunity to influence that list.

Please answer the questions below to tell us how Trxade could work better for you.

To get you started, I’ve put together a short list of questions for you to answer. Then, feel free to use the space provided to make your recommendations.

This is not a scientific survey, but a way for you to help us focus our efforts for 2015. Identifying yourself and your pharmacy are optional. Thanks for your input. To access the survey, CLICK HERE

5 Keys to Helping Your Patients during Medicare Open Enrollment

5 Keys to Helping Your Patients during Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment began on October 15th and continues through December 7th. For those 65 and older, this is an important but confusing time for making choices that will govern their prescription coverage. Read Full Article on Trxade's Blog.

Behind the technology - people helping independent pharmacies [Video]

Behind the technology - people helping independent pharmacies [Video]

Meet the Trxade Membership Assistance Team

Did you know that Trxade has a team of people dedicated to helping you become adept at using our marketplace website to compare prices, purchase pharmaceuticals, and sell overstock (where permitted by law)? Why? Because while our technology gets the headlines, it’s only as good as our members’ ability to use it. That’s where the Membership Assistance Team comes in. Read More....

Check out our New Blog for Independent Pharmacies!
Trxade ha a new blog and welcomes all independent pharmacies to participate. We will update the blog with relevant news and information and welcome your feedback on any of the topics we post. To view our new blog or to sign up for weekly e-newsletters, click HERE
Wockhardt's earnings devastated by FDA bans

Wockhardt's earnings devastated by FDA bans

Problems with data manipulation, sanitation undercut sales in key markets

Health Economist Shreds PBMs’ Claim of Large Cost Increase from “Any Willing Pharmacy” Medicare Proposal

Health Economist Shreds PBMs’ Claim of Large Cost Increase from “Any Willing Pharmacy” Medicare Proposal

Posted by: NCPA.net July 28th 2014

By Kevin Schweers

Claims by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that a massive cost increase would result from legislation giving Medicare seniors in medically underserved areas more convenient access to discounted or “preferred” copays are “theoretically baseless,” a noted health care economist and antitrust expert argues in a new analysis. Read More...

Have You Taken Advantage of Trxade's Pharmacy to Pharmacy (P2P) Services?

Trxade's Pharmacy to Pharmacy (P2P)* Trading Services greatly benefits Trxade Members by allowing pharmacies to list their overstock products for sale to other Trxade Members. This service allows our members to sell unwanted, unused medications that would otherwise sit idle on shelves and turn these products into cash-flow for thie pharmacy. Purchasing members also benefit by purchasing these products at deeply discounted prices. Want to learn more? Call us at 800-261-0281 for more information.

*Participation not allowed by law in some states. Please call for more information.

EMRs and ePrescribing: More Than “Ready” for Pharma

EMRs and ePrescribing: More Than “Ready” for Pharma

Feature Articles by on June 16th, 2014

Few facets of medicine and healthcare have experienced the rapid growth witnessed in Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMRs/EHRs) and ePrescribing over the past five years. Yet we regularly hear pundits speaking about whether EMRs are “ready” for pharma, and whether physicians and other providers will allow pharma to “play” in this space.

We’re happy to see the topic gaining so much press, but admit to being baffled by the debate about whether EMRs are “ready” for pharma. The evidence clearly supports EMRs as both a well-established method for engaging prescribers and patients and a significant growth opportunity.

The editors at PM360 also hear the ongoing chatter about EMRs and asked me to expand my regular column to provide an update on the current state of the industry as it relates to pharma, and more specifically to the pharma marketer. Read More....


Have you experienced the new RxGuru?
Trxade.com launches the new RxGuru to rave reviews from our members! The RxGuruTM is a no-cost, downloadable desktop application that provides the retail, community pharmacists with predictions from the future as to cost, reimbursements, product shortages and pharmacy issues. This intuitive App instantly compares the pricing to the products you are already searching through your traditional purchasing methods. It's safe, secure, and provides the valuable information you need to save on your pharmaceutical purchasing. Call us today for a personal demo or for more information: 800-261-0281.
NCPA Launches Ads, Web Page Advocating for Pharmacy Choice in Medicare Drug Plans

NCPA Launches Ads, Web Page Advocating for Pharmacy Choice in Medicare Drug Plans

By Kevin Schweers

Nearly 400 independent community pharmacists have come to Washington, D.C. to advocate for their patients and their communities as part of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Conference on National Legislation and Government Affairs. While they will visit several hundred congressional offices, they may not reach 100 percent of Capitol Hill. So To complement their advocacy efforts, NCPA is running advertisements to echo the work of NCPA members. Read More...

NCPA follows Trxade's Lead regarding "Any Willing Provider"- We wished Any Willing Provider had bypartisan support

Any Willing Pharmacy - Pharmacy Choice

Pharmacy Choice - When Patients Can Choose Their Pharmacy, Everyone Wins

Originally Posted by: NCPAnet.org

Ever since "preferred pharmacy" drug plans emerged in the Medicare Part D program, NCPA has actively opposed them and advocated for patient choice.

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued in January 2014 a proposed regulation that would allow "any willing pharmacy" to meet "preferred" pharmacy contract terms and conditions, NCPA took a proactive approach in promoting the proposal. NCPA is deeply disappointed in CMS' decision to table for now the "any willing pharmacy" change, but NCPA continues to work aggressively in support of congressional legislation allowing more pharmacy choice in Medicare Part D drug plans.

To read more about NCPA's activity on Any Willing Pharmacy, check out NCPA's activity.

Multiple Stakeholders Send Letter to Secretary Sebelius Urging One-Year Transition Period for AMP- Based FULs (Including a primer on the history and acronyms)

Multiple Stakeholders Send Letter to Secretary Sebelius Urging One-Year Transition Period for AMP- Based FULs (Including a primer on the history and acronyms)

By: | On: April 15, 2014 | In: CIS Compliance Blog | General | Government Programs

In an April 9th letter to CMS, multiple stakeholders sent a joint letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. In this letter, the stakeholders express their concerns about CMS’ plans to implement AMP-based FULs in July 2014 and ask for a one-year transition period. Read More....

UPDATED: Teva recalling more than 1M bottles of generic Cymbalta
UPDATED: Teva recalling more than 1M bottles of generic Cymbalta

Drugmaker also recalling 258,000 units of its Qvar asthma drug


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ($TEVA) is one of half a dozen drugmakers that have been rolling out generics of Eli Lilly's ($LLY) top-selling blockbuster Cymbalta. The others are going to roll past the Israeli drugmaker after it recalled more than 1 million bottles of the antidepressant.

Read more: UPDATED: Teva recalling more than 1M bottles of generic Cymbalta - FiercePharma Manufacturing http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/teva-recalling-more-1m-bottles-generic-cymbalta/2014-04-14#ixzz2z3qsrIXg



Indian authority withdraws Ranbaxy plant export permit

Indian authority withdraws Ranbaxy plant export permit

Two Ranbaxy plants voluntarily suspended shipments to the EU following FDA actions against them
Pfizer stock trades halted over drug patent ruling

Pfizer stock trades halted over drug patent ruling

Original post by bigstory.ap.org - By LINDA A. JOHNSONMar. 12, 2014 5:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal court on Wednesday invalidated the key patent for one of Pfizer's most lucrative medicines, potentially opening the door for cheaper generic versions 18 months sooner than expected and cutting into the drugmaker's profit.

Pfizer Inc., still trying to make up for the loss of about $7 billion in annual sales since generic competition hit its cholesterol fighter Lipitor in December 2011 , could lose a couple billion more if the court decision on the Celebrex patent stands. The world's second-biggest drugmaker said it disagrees with the ruling and will "pursue all available remedies," including immediately appealing Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Arenda Allen of Virginia's Eastern District in Norfolk. Read More...

URGENT! Propose revisions of the Medicare Program

As advocates for the Independent Pharmacy, we at Trxade want to make sure that your voice is heard on the upcoming decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act; which greatly impact the future of your pharmacy.

We urge you to take action NOW.

  1. Go to: www.Trxade.com and download petition from the link located at the top of the site.

  2. Send fax using your company fax cover letterhead.

  3. Fax one signed copy for submission to the CMS – Fax#: 202-683-7011

  4. Fax this same document again to your state Senator. Include Senator’s Name to top of the petition (a list of state Senator Fax numbers can be found with this packet for your convenience).

  5. Be sure to add your comments of your personal experiences at the bottom of petition.

  6. FORWARD to as many of your pharmacy colleagues as possible. This is IMPORTANT!

BE SURE INCLUDE ONLY YOUR COVER AND THE PETITION IN THE FAX. DO NOT INCLUDE THIS COVER PAGE OR SENATOR LIST.

This petition addresses:

OUR DEADLINE IS 3:00 PM EST MARCH 7th !!!! YOU MUST SIGN AND FAX NOW!!

GAO: Federal upper limits 1.4% lower than National Average Drug Acquisition Cost

GAO: Federal upper limits 1.4% lower than National Average Drug Acquisition Cost

February 7, 2014 | By Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — In a report publicly released Thursday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the GAO found that the total draft federal upper limits amount based on the new formula under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was about 1.4% lower than the total National Average Drug Acquisition Cost amount in aggregate for 1,035 outpatient drugs subject to the FUL in first quarter 2013. GAO found large differences between the total PPACA-based FUL amount and the total NADAC amount for generic and for branded generic versions — brand-name drugs with other versions that can be substituted for one another — of the drugs subject to the FUL in first quarter 2013. Read More...

CMS’s Newly Proposed Rules Might Level the Playing Field for Independents in 2015

Trxade has been calling for a level playing field and the elimination of unfair preferred pharmacy networks under Medicare while almost every buying groups was supporting Smart D. We need to remind the community pharmacies with our prior position which is to absolutely support the community retail pharmacy!

In early January, CMS released CMS-4159-P, a document outlining proposed changes for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part-D in 2015. While these changes are still just proposals, many of the rules are potentially big wins for independent pharmacies. After lobbying hard, it appears CMS has answered the NCPA’s calls on three key issues:

Preferred Pharmacy Networks

CMS’s proposed changes take a stab controlling the rapid and unequal expansion of preferred networks. In 2011, Walmart ushered in the era of preferred pharmacy networks with its Humana-Walmart plan. Now, only a few years later, roughly ¾ of all Part-D plans have a preferred network. Unsurprisingly, independent pharmacies are barely represented in these networks, and as NCPA research has shown, using a preferred pharmacy does not ultimately guarantee lower cost sharing. Read More:

CMS’s Newly Proposed Rules Might Level the Playing Field for Independents in 2015

FDA Prohibits Facility from Producing and Distributing Drug Ingredients for US Market

FDA Prohibits Facility from Producing and Distributing Drug Ingredients for US Market

January 29, 2014 5:20 PM

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decree has prohibited Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd, from manufacturing and distributing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from the company’s facility in Toansa, India, for use in FDA-regulated drug products. An inspection of the facility on January 11, 2014, identified significant current good manufacturing practice violations, including retesting of raw materials, intermediate drug products, and finished APIs in order to produce acceptable findings after items failed analytical testing and specifications. According to an FDA press release, the facility is now subject to certain terms of a consent decree of permanent injunction entered against Ranbaxy in January 2012. Read More....


New and Generic Drug Approvals

New and Generic Drug Approvals

January 23, 2014

The FDA has released a New and Generic Drug Approvals list. To view this list, click here.

The Entrepreneur’s Approach to 2014’s Affordable Care Act

The Entrepreneur’s Approach to 2014’s Affordable Care Act

Posted by Kate Weissing on Tue, Jan 21, 2014

The Affordable Care Act became effective on January 1, 2014, leaving approximately 15 million people who had health care insurance on December 31, 2013, with no health care plan on January 1, 2014. This creates an immediate situation for your pharmacy and unfortunately, you’ll likely be the first to encounter its effects. Read More....

Concrete Steps for the Independent Pharmacy to Grow Revenues and Profits Throughout 2014

Concrete Steps for the Independent Pharmacy to Grow Revenues and Profits Throughout 2014

  1. Acromegaly

  2. Alcohol Dependency

  3. Allergic Asthma

  4. Botulinum Toxins

  5. Cardic Disorders

  6. Diabetes

  7. Dupuytren’s Contracture

  8. Electrolyte Disorders

  9. Growth Hormone & Related Disorderes

  10. Bleeding Disorders

  11. Hepatitis C

  12. HIV Medications

  13. Hormonal Therapies

  14. Immune Deficiency

  15. Infectious Disease

  16. Infertitliy

  17. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  18. Movement Disorder

  19. Multiple Sclerosis

  20. Neutropenia

  21. Oncology- Injectibles, Oral/Topicals

  22. Osteoarthritis

  23. Octeopororosis

  24. Pre-Term Birth

  25. Psoriasis

  26. Pulmonary Artherial Hypertension

  27. Renal Disease

  28. Respiratory Syncytial Virus

  29. Rheumatoid Arthritis

  30. Seizure Disorders

  31. Systemic Lupis

2014 Promises to be Most Successful Year Yet for Trxade Members

2014 Promises to be Most Successful Year Yet for Trxade Members

For years, Independent Pharmacies across the nation have benefited from the tremendous cost savings of purchasing their brand and generic pharmaceuticals through Trxade.com's platform. Many of our Members have shared their elated experiences using Trxade on industry blogs and other social media sites.

Trxade.com, since its inception, has successfully achieved what we set out to do - to bring pricing transparency and significant cost savings to the Independent Pharmacy through Supplier competition. With the integration of state-of-the-art data analytics and the upcoming release of industry-changing services, we have expanded to become one of the nation's most successful and beneficial purchasing platforms of its kind - saving our Members hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. As we launch into 2014, we promise to bring our Members even more value and more cost-saving opportunities to make 2014 the most successful year yet!

If you have Trxade.com experiences you would like to share, simply send us an email: operations@trxade.com We always appreciate and welcome your feedback!

Happy New Year from Trxade!
We want to wish all of our valued Members, Clients and Supplier Partners a very Happy New Year! We appreciate your contribution to our success this past year and look forward to 2014 with excitement for what the new year holds for all of us. We wish all of you peace, joy, and fulfillment in 2014. Happy new year!
SUPPLIER HOLIDAY SHIPPING SCHEDULES

All of us here at Trxade wish you and your family and loved ones a Very Happy Holiday!

Please note that many of our Supplier Partners will not be processing and shipping order on Tuesday, December 24th in observance of Christmas Eve, and on Wednesday December 25th in observance of Christmas day. All orders submitted on these days will be processed and shipped resuming on Thursday December 26th, 2013.

Many of our Supplier Partners will also not be shipping on December 31st, in observance of New Year's Eve and on January 1st 2014 in observance of New Year's Day. All orders submitted on these days will be processed on Thursday, January 2nd 2014.

As always, Trxade.com is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Should you need customer service assistance, please call: 800-261-0281.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours this Holiday Season!

THANKSGIVING SHIPPING SCHEDULES!!
All of us at Trxade would like to wish you and your family and friends and very happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
Trxade.com of course is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year; however, some of our Supplier Partner's processing and shipping schedules may vary. If you would like to request a copy of the Supplier shipping schedules for this holiday season, simply send your request to: operations@trxade.com
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
- The Trxade Family
Trxade.com offers its Members Significant Savings on Quality Pharmaceuticals
Trxade.com offers its Members Significant Savings on Quality Pharmaceuticals

Here are just some of the benefits of Trxade.com

  • Quality Pharmaceuticals at Significant Discounts
  • Safe, Convenient and Easy-to-Use Web Based System.
  • 24/7 Access to Purchase at your Convenience
  • Compare Products and Prices of some of the Nation’s Top Suppliers
  • Place Immediate Orders to Suppliers of your Choice who Offer Generous Repayment Terms
  • Buy or Sell Overstock through our Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading Service
  • Save Even More with Daily Deals and Supplier Specials
  • Analytical/Price Comparison Tools to Assist You in Making Educated Buying Decisions
Happy Halloween from Trxade
All of us here at Trxade wish you and your family a safe and fun Halloween!
Trxade Membership Soars with Introduction of Rx Guru
Trxade Membership Soars with Introduction of Rx Guru
RxGuruTM is an animated scholar that provides the retail, community pharmacists with predictions from the future as to cost, reimbursements, product shortages and pharmacy issues. RxGuruTM provides helpful and insightful tips on pricing trends and product substitutions to increase profit margins. RxGuruTM deals with the future and not the past.
RxGuruTM provides expertise in pharmacy marketing and the affect the new Affordable Care Act "ACA" will have on reimbursement ceilings and how best to chase the money. RxGuruTM discusses those topics that are really in the forefront of the mindset of the retail, community pharmacist. RxGuruTM sees around corners and provides predictions that save pharmacists thousands of dollars. This is not just talk, but proven in reality.
Rx Guru does all of the work and provides valuable, easy-to-understand information intended to increase your bottom line. Rx Guru is available free of charge exclusively for Trxade.com members!
Pharmacy to Pharmacy Services Greatly Benefits Trxade Members
Trxade's new Pharmacy to Pharmacy (P2P) Trading Services greatly benefits Trxade Members by allowing pharmacies to list their overstock products for sale to other Trxade Members. This new service allows our members to sell unwanted, unused medications that would otherwise sit idle on shelves, and turn these products into cash-flow for thie pharmacy. Purchasing members also benefit by purchasing these products at deeply discounted prices. Want to learn more? Call us at 800-261-0281 for more information.
NABP Warns: Fake Online Pharmacy Collective Pretends to Be Canadian Pharmacies
NABP Warns: Fake Online Pharmacy Collective Pretends to Be Canadian Pharmacies
Partnership for Safe Medicines .org
The new NABP report warns that a fake online pharmacy collective is posing as individual, but fake, Canadian pharmacies. In their latest quarterly report, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy calls for strong consumer outreach in response to ever-more sophisticated efforts by fake online pharmacies in disguising the illegal nature of their operations. Read More....
WEEKLY NEW PRODUCT SHORTAGE ALERT

WEEKLY NEW PRODUCT SHORTAGE ALERT

TRXADE maintains a comprehensive and real-time pharmaceutical product shortage database for the benefit of our Members. This database affords our pharmacy members with an opportunity to take advantage of price anomalies that exist in the generic product marketplace.
Shortages are the primary cause of price increases in generic drugs. The magnitude of price increases is dependent upon many circumstances, but when the anticipated shortage is significant, TRXADE immediately informs our valued Members!
Trxade's Explosive Growth Doesn't Sacrifice Exceptional Service
Trxade has experienced tremendous growth over the past year yet strictly adheres to the policy of providing exceptional service to its valued Members.
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2012-2013 has been an exceptional year for Trxade. Our membership rates have soared as more and more Independent Pharmacies began to see the value in what Trxade.com has to offer. We have grown to meet the increasing needs of our Members; adding more valuable services than ever before. Trxade has been working hardthroughout this rapid expansion to ensure that our policy of providing the best customer service in the industry has never been compromised.
PDS Conference Update
It was so wonderful to meet so many of our valued Member's in person at the PDS Conference in Orlando FL! We also enjoyed meeting and speaking with all of our new Members and learning more about our customers specific needs! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Trxade Will Be Exhibiting at PDS Conference This Month!
We are exited to be exhibiting at the Pharmacy Development Services Conference in Orlando this month! With all the new features and benefits added to our webite and services, this will be our most exciting event yet! If you plan to attend the conference, be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about how we are working hard to improve the Independent Pharmacy community. To learn more, click here...
Happy New Year! Trxade's Year in Review
Happy New Year to all of our current and future Members! Trxade had a phenominal year in 2012 and we have exciting things planned for 2013.
Looking Back - 2012
Our New Member Registrations soared in 2012 as Independent Pharmacies across the nation realized the significant value of Trxade.com. As our Memberships grew, so did our exposure into the marketplace; drawing the attention of even more of the nation's top Pharmaceutical Suppliers. As is the intent of our web-based platform, the addition of these Suppliers has created even more Supplier competition and has made pricing on our website even more competitive. And as our saying goes: "When Suppliers Compete - the PHARMACY Wins!
2012 also brought the addition of Pharmacy to Pharmacy (P2P) services to our site. This has proved to be a very beneficial service for our valued Members and we are continuing to streamline these services within our site to make them even more valuable in 2013!
** HOLIDAY SHIPPING SCHEDULE **
We wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and hope you enjoy the special time with family and friends. Please note that FedEx UPS will not be dropping off or picking up packages on Thursday, November 22th or Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Be sure to place your orders early this week in anticipation of this holiday delivery schedule!
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We are exhibiting at the NCPA Convention in San Diego!
We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year's NCPA Convention and Trade Show in San Diego Oct. 14th - 16th. We will be located at booth 210. Stop by and see us! We are very excited to meet many of our Valued Members in person as well as our future Members!
TRXADE CONTINUES TO BRING ITS MEMBERS MORE!!
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Trxade welcomes two new Supplier Partners to bring you a greater selection of brand and generic pharmaceuticals, even lower prices, and access to a wider range of products such as medical equipment and diabetic supplies at some of the lowest prices in the market! Log on today to view this new selection. Not a member? Independent Pharmacies can join at NO-COST! Register today!
List Your Overstock & Improve Your Pharmacy Cash Flow
Reduce your pharmacy's overstock and improve cash flow by listing your overstock items in our Pharmacy to Pharmacy section. This new service allows our pharmacy member's to purchase and sell overstock medications. It's a great opportunity to turn the medications sitting idle on your shelves into cash flow for your business. This is also a great way to purchase products you need from fellow pharmacy members at a really great price!
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** Please Note: Not all states allow Pharmacy to Pharmacy Sales. Please check your state laws and guidelines regarding the purchase or sale of pharmaceuticals to/from pharmacies in your state. For more information, call 800-261-0281
A Safe & Happy 4th of July Holiday From Our Family to Yours!
We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day - 4th of July!
Although our corporate office and our Supplier Partners will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, Trxade.com is always available to you 24/7, 365 days a year. Orders placed after 6pm EST on Tuesday, July 3rd will be processed on Thursday, July 5th. If you need assistance at any time, we are aloways monitoring our inquiries. Simply submit a "Contact Us" form on our website and you will received a prompt response from our Member Support team.
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading Services Now Available!
We are proud to announce the launch of our newest Member Service - Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading! Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading allows Pharmacies to list their overstock pharmaceutical products for other pharmacy's to purchase. It's a great way for pharmacies to save even more on their pharmaceutical purchasing while in turn reducing overstock and increasing cash flow. Contact our Member Support Team for more information - 800-261-0281 option 2.
**Please Note: Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading is only permissable in some states. It is important to know your states laws and regulations regarding Pharmacy to Pharmacy trading before participating in this program.
From Our Family to Yours... Happy Memorial Day Weekend
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
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Wishes for a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. We hope you enjoy spending time with family and friends, while honoring the brave Men and Women who have lost their lives while serving our Country.

In honor of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th. Please remember that Trxade.com is open 24/7 365 days a year for your convenenience.Any orders placed after 6:00 pm EST on Friday, May 25th will be processed on Tuesday, May 29th. We will continue to monitor our systems over the long weekend. If you experience any issues or need assistance at any time, simply submit your information on our website "Contact Us" form, and will be in contact with you in a timely manner.

Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading Services Coming Soon
Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading is a great way to reduce your overstock while purchasing overstock from your collegues at a great low price! Post your overstock on our site for other pharmacy's to purchase. Increase your cash flow while reducing the number of expensive meds just stiing on your shelf.
Please note that Pharmacy to Pharmacy Trading is not permissible in some states. It is important to check your state guideleines for the sale and purchase of pharmaceuticals between pharmacies.
The New Trxade.com is Here!

Welcome to Trxade.com's new website! We have enhanced our features and benefits of purchasing through Trxade.com and have launched a new look to our site. We hope you find our enhanced new site and benefits to be even more of an enjoyable experience while using Trxade.com! We welcome your feedback as our clients and customers are our top priority!