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Pharmacists Critical to Providing Access to Care for Residents in Rural or Inner-City Locations

For millions of American’s residing in health provider shortage areas, oftentimes pharmacists are of “critical importance in preventative care, serving as their nearest health care professional and provider.” This includes administering a number of vaccines, such as the flu shot, that are available without a prescription. Earlier... [continue reading]

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Pilot Program Pushes Mail Order Prescriptions, Limits Access to Neighborhood Pharmacies

Under a new pilot program, military beneficiaries who are age 65 and older and who have chronic health conditions will be required to have their maintenance drug prescriptions filled by mail order versus by their local neighborhood pharmacy. The pilot program, TRICARE for Life (TFL) Home Delivery,... [continue reading]

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Independent Community Pharmacists Seek Fairness, Transparency in Reimbursement Rates

Due largely to the distortion of the reimbursement system for generic prescription medications by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), independent communities pharmacies in Missouri are struggling to keep their doors open as they continue to fill prescriptions at a loss for their customers. To increase both fairness and... [continue reading]

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Coalition Supports Legislation to Protect Auditing Practices for Florida Pharmacies – SB 702 and HB 745

Contact: Carrie Thompson-Patrick, 850-570-5354 | Franco Ripple, 352-219-6029 Coalition Supports Legislation to Protect Auditing Practices for Florida Pharmacies – SB 702 and HB 745 Tallahassee, Fla. – Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN) – a coalition of consumers, local businesses and pharmacists across the nation committed to... [continue reading]

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New Legislation Seeks to Set Standards for Pharmacy Audits so Pharmacist are Treated Fair

For years, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have relied on the lack of state and federal regulations to profit at the expense of pharmacies and their patients by “incorrectly red-flagging legitimate prescriptions” as they perform audits meant to prevent and address bad practices. Yet these abusive practices could... [continue reading]