May 8, 2012
Re "Slashing choices to cut drug costs," Column, May 4 David Lazarus misleadingly describes the role of the pharmacy benefit manager, or PBM, in determining which dispensing channel - home delivery or retail - patients use. PBMs help create a robust, cost-effective pharmacy benefit. Plan sponsors lower costs by increasing generic drug utilization and patient adherence to prescribed drug therapy, and by offering a lower-cost dispensing option through home delivery.
February 26, 1989 |
Barbara Bush had a news flash aboard Air Force One en route to China from Japan: Millie, her Springer spaniel, is expecting puppies between March 15 and March 20. "I'm a nervous wreck," she told reporters Saturday. She said she plans to take Millie to the veterinarian next week to discuss "home delivery" in the White House. "You know where she sleeps," she added with some trepidation. (Millie sleeps in the same bed with the Bushes.
November 2, 1993 |
Big Mac is boning up for a home delivery attack. So are Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway and El Pollo Loco. As fast as you can phone or fax your request, these familiar fast-food names are starting to deliver--to the home or the office. Pizza parlors that long reigned as kings of home delivery are suddenly competing with the big names in burgers and chicken. For now, most of the big chains are watching closely while their franchisees experiment with delivery.
January 9, 1995
Effective today, the home-delivered price of The Times will change to $4.04 per week for daily and Sunday service. The new rate for daily-only home delivery will be $3.48 per week, and $1.80 per week for Sunday-only service. These rates will affect all subscribers. Applicable California sales taxes are included in the above rates. Also today, the single-copy price for Monday-Saturday issues of The Times will change to 50 cents.
September 6, 2005 |
Habitat for Humanity is laying the groundwork for its largest construction project yet, a blitz build of thousands of homes along the Gulf Coast for people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Operation Home Delivery is expected to start later this month in Jackson, Miss., where volunteers will assemble housing frames and put them on trucks bound for Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, the organization said.
October 22, 1999 |
Things to do this weekend with your money: Simplifying your life can save you time and cash, not to mention your sanity. Some streamlining tips, such as paying for home delivery, may seem to cost more initially; balance the extra fees against the value of your time to determine what makes sense for you. If you're unsure of the value of your time, check out some of the "real wage calculators" on the Internet, such as the one at http://www.inforeferral.net/calculator20.htm.
May 11, 1986 |
Carl Sorenson wastes no time when he delivers milk. He brings his battered milk truck to a curb, sets the brake with a yank, grabs the order--a gallon of milk, a quart of juice, a package of hot dogs or a loaf of bread--and hops out. Baseball cap on his head, a toothpick in his mouth, the Bellflower resident cuts straight across sidewalks, lawns, steps, porches, avoiding dogs and their residue--a familiar, purposeful figure cut out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
June 12, 2013 |
Warren Buffett, otherwise known as the Oracle of Omaha, tweeted for the third time ever this week to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton, otherwise known as the former secretary of State and first lady of the U.S., to Twitter. "Hello @Hillaryclinton!," Buffett wrote. "Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45" By Wednesday, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway known for savvy investments had deleted the tweet, but not before rampant speculation that the number 45 was a not-so-subtle suggestion that Clinton run for president in 2016.
October 25, 2003 |
The supermarket and transit strikes are giving online grocers a boost. They know it can't last, but they're not complaining. "We're seeing a huge pickup," said Dan Frahm, president of WhyRunOut.com, which delivers for Stater Bros. Markets. The simultaneous strikes are a "double whammy," he said, and for a lot of people in the Los Angeles area, "home delivery makes sense." Frahm said WhyRunOut's business has jumped more than 30% since Oct. 11, when workers at Safeway Inc.'