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Report: PCAN makes the case for pharmacy access bills in Florida Legislature

PCAN national chairman Bill Mincy yesterday spoke to the Florida House and Senate panels as the two chambers moved ahead on bills (HB 583 and SB 780) that would let chronically ill patients seek their pharmacy of choice. According to the report from Politico, the House bill’s... [continue reading]

Rep. Lois Capps should support pharmacist bill

Joseph Abraham: Capps should support pharmacist bill Santa Maria Times As a pharmacist in her district, I am eager for Rep. Lois Capps to review the issues surrounding an important piece of bi-partisan legislation that will have an immediate, positive impact on the health and well-being of... [continue reading]


Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) Writes to Leaders in Congress

Chairman Hatch, Chairman Upton, Ranking Member Wyden, and Ranking Member Pallone, The mission of the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) is to develop and help enact a federal policy proposal that would enable Medicare beneficiary access to, and payment for, Medicare Part B services by... [continue reading]


The Florida Legislature Must Pass Critical Legislation To Protect Patient Access To Community Pharmacies!

Many Floridians are now discovering that their health policy providers are no longer including patients’ pharmacies within their provider networks. As a result, many of Florida’s communities and its most vulnerable populations will have growing concerns about accessing pharmacy services that can help patients manage their medications. Fortunately, the state legislature is considering House Bill 1093, which can help fix... [continue reading]


Florida Report: State fines Wellcare $40K and freezes enrollment for contract violations

From a report from Politico today, Staywell Health is facing $40,000 in fines and its enrollment is being frozen after the company failed to notify nearly 158,000 members that their pharmacies had been dropped from the plan’s network of providers. From the report: “The state Agency for Health Care... [continue reading]