Health care affordability and the prevention of drug abuse are critically important to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), making these topics the focus of a discussion led by Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, president and CEO, NACDS, during a session at the NACDS 2021 Annual Meeting. This year, Anderson noted that […]
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This Saturday is Drug Take Back Day!
Watch this quick video from Miss America (and pharmacy student!) Camille Schrier reminding everyone that this Saturday, April 24 is #DEATakeBack! The DEA is holding its 20th Take Back Day on April 24th for unused prescription medications. In the last 10 years, the DEA has collected over 6,800 tons of prescription medications total during their […]
Input Requested: Pharmacists’ Responsibilities and Rights
APhA and NASPA are requesting input from pharmacists on Pharmacist’s Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights, a guidance document outlining pharmacists’ responsibilities and workplace expectations. Virtual town halls will be held on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7 – Both at 5:00 pm ET. If you are unable to attend, you can email comments to email@example.com. When […]
CMS Updates for Coverage & Reimbursement of COVID-19 Vaccines
CMS has released an update for coverage and reimbursement of COVID-19 vaccines, Vaccine Administration, and Cost Sharing under Medicaid, CHIP and BHP. The Fee increases to around $40 for each administration of the COVID vaccine in Medicare beginning March 15, 2021. Read More
Pharmacy Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling on State Regulation of Controversial PBMs
Landmark Decision Validates Years-Long Fight to Rein in Abusive Power of PBMs ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its landmark ruling in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), determining whether community pharmacies are protected from abusive payment practices. The unanimous (8 to 0) decision ruled in favor of […]
ASHP Pharmacy Readiness for Coronavirus Disease – COVID19
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE POLICYMAKER
Everyone should be concerned about Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in the District of Columbia and Here’s Why!!
Nationally, oversight and regulation of PBMs have been the topic of every State Pharmacy Association and legislative leaders across the country, so, should there be concern about this in the District of Columbia? To answer this question, it’s helpful to get some personal perspective on the issue. Historically, PBMs were tasked with negotiating drug prices […]