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California’s Senate Urged to Protect Patient Choice; Allow Patients to Opt-Out of Mail-Order Prescription Programs

For individuals with chronic diseases, from high blood pressure to diabetes to HIV/AIDS, their relationship with a pharmacist is oftentimes essential to their ability to successfully manage their condition for the long-term. In fact, studies have shown that chronically ill patients “experience improved clinical outcomes when they... [continue reading]

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Action Is Needed to Protect the Rights of Californians to Choose Where to Obtain Their Prescription Medications

Local community pharmacists play a critical role in the health and well-being of millions of American’s nationwide. In addition to administering vaccinations and filling prescriptions, pharmacists offer one-on-one counseling and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to their patients in order to ensure that they receive the most benefit... [continue reading]

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Californians May Soon Be Able to Opt-Out of Mail-Order Programs; Fill Prescriptions at Local Pharmacies

As part of a measure to improve patient rights and allow consumers the “flexibility to meet their own health needs the best way they see fit,” California Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) has recently introduced legislation that would allow those in health plans with mandatory mail-order programs... [continue reading]

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Mandatory Mail Order Pharmacy Threatens Existence of Local, Family-Owned Pharmacies

For family pharmacy owners Bob and Marion Bradley, news of a fellow pharmacist closing his doors serves as a reminder of the challenges many local neighborhood drug stores must face in order to keep their doors open and serve the patients they personally know and genuinely care... [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]