Grassley’s Longtime Focus on Transparency Praised by National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group as Senator Assumes Senate Finance Committee Chairmanship

New WSJ Report on Part D Medicare Plans Overcharging CMS Ripe Target for Scrutiny…Read More.

Completion of CVS Health-Aetna Merger Underscores Importance to Seniors of Scrutinizing Proposed CMS Drug Pricing Rule

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Warns Health Industry Consolidation Crushing Choice, Competition at Expense of Senior Consumers…Read More.

SCPC Expresses Concern Proposed CMS Rule Threatens Seniors’ Access to Essential Medications, Further Undermines LTC Pharmacy Economic Viability

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today said its initial review of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D programs…Read More.

CVS and Aetna merger a disruptive sign of the future

Healthcare Finance
The proposed CVS Health-Aetna merger is emblematic of the growing arms race to consolidate and control consumer access to appropriate prescription drugs, particularly LTC (long-term care) patients…Read More.

CVS Health-Aetna Merger Emblematic of Growing Arms Race to Consolidate, Control Seniors’ Access to Prescription Drugs

The proposed CVS Health-Aetna merger is emblematic of the growing arms race to consolidate and control consumer access to appropriate prescription drugs, particularly LTC patients…Read More.

To protect seniors, Congress should adopt clear, statutory definition of long term care pharmacies

The Hill
When it comes to the “alphabet soup” of federal agencies, one’s eyes can glaze over in confusion and uncertainty about what they do, why they do it, and how average citizens benefit from their federally-funded oversight…Read More.

PBMs must stop taking advantage of seniors and taxpayers

McKnight’s
As much as we can appreciate the ingenuity of entrepreneurs in a free market, programs like Medicare were never intended to pad the pockets of businesses at the expense of consumers and taxpayers…Read More.

SCPC Praises House Energy and Commerce Leaders’ Ongoing Query of PBM Drug Pricing Role

National LTC Pharmacy Group Thanks Reps. Greg Walden, Michael Burgess and Greg Harper for Issuing New Letters to Nation’s Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)…Read More.

Grassley Praised by National LTC Pharmacy Group for Seeking Justice Department Review of PDP/PBM Mergers

SCPC praised Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) for asking the U.S. Justice Department to conduct a “robust analysis” of the proposed mergers between CVS Health and Aetna, and Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts…Read More.

LTC Pharmacy Group Applauds House Energy and Commerce Committee Initiative to Review PBM Mergers

SCPC Thanks U.S. Reps Greg Walden (R-OR), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Michael Burgess (R-TX)…Read More.

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