SCPC Looks Forward to Working with CMS Administrator Seema Verma to Hold PBMs Accountable for Opaque, Controversial Drug Pricing Practices

Following U.S. Senate confirmation of Seema Verma as the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) praised her approval and said the Long-Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy advocacy group looks forward to working with her to hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) more accountable for the opaque, controversial pricing practices that have spurred Congress to propose multiple legislative remedies to do so…Read More

SCPC Praises Collins/Loebsack Bill Boosting Generic Prescription Drug Payment Transparency

In praising U.S. Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) for introducing the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act (H.R. 1316), Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) President and CEO Alan G. Rosenbloom observed that the nation’s drug pricing middlemen — Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) — are rightly facing a growing barrage of criticism from a widening group of bipartisan lawmakers demanding answers about rising prescription drug prices, and the practices driving increases……Read More

PBMs Swimming Against Rising Tide of More Drug Pricing Transparency

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Amid the public uproar surrounding skyrocketing drug prices, Pharmacy Benefit Managers — the pharmaceutical industry’s primary middlemen — are attracting new scrutiny from key members of Congress increasingly disturbed by benefit managers’ complex array of surreptitious pricing practices and protocols…..Read More

SCPC Praises Sen. Sherrod Brown for Raising Key LTC Pharmacy Concerns Regarding Controversial PBM Pricing Practices

Washington, DC — In conjunction with questions directed to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator-nominee Seema Verma from members of the Senate Finance Committee, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for raising key issues of concern to the nation’s long term care (LTC) pharmacy sector…..Read More

SCPC Backs Bipartisan Senate, House Bills to Eliminate Retroactive PBM Middlemen Fees on Patients, LTC Pharmacies, Medicare Program

Washington, DC — The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today backed legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that will curtail the ability of drug industry middlemen — Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) — from extracting retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in transactions with patients, long term care (LTC) pharmacies and the Medicare program….Read More

SCPC Praises Rep. Doug Collins’ Mission to Spotlight PBMs — “Drug Industry’s Middlemen”

Washington, DC — Commenting on new reporting in Axios noting that U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and others in Congress “are ready and willing” to shine a light on non-transparent Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) pricing practices, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised Collins’ intent to reintroduce and add items to his 2015 bill (H.R. 244 — Mac Transparency Act), which would require “greater transparency of the rebates, fees and costs” tied to PBMs….Read More

2017 Greets PBMs With New CMS Report Undermining “Rebate” Claims While Key GOP Senator Considers PBM Role in Higher Drug Prices

Washington, DC — The President and CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today predicted the increasingly apparent role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) as unaccountable middlemen in the national drug pricing chain will result in a higher level of scrutiny from Congress, regulators and the media in 2017….Read More

SCPC Praises Final FDA Repackaging Guidance Recognizing LTC Pharmacies’ Unique Value in U.S. Health Care Continuum

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Lauds Elimination of 14-Day Pre-Packaging Guideline, Proceeding with Additional Analysis of LTC Pharmacy Issues  Washington, DC – Following an initial analysis, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) final regulatory guidance regarding the “Repackaging of Certain Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing read more…

Fast-Growing Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Announces New Board Chairman, Executive Leadership Team, Board Members

Washington, DC – Phil Fogg, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Milwaukie, OR-based Marquis Companies and Consonus Health Care — currently serving on the Board of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) — will serve as the new Chairman of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization announced today…Read More

Congress Urged to Adopt Clear, Statutory Definition of Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies

New Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Policy Brief Details How Confusing Federal Regulatory Overlap Threatens Seniors’ Health, Jeopardizes LTC Pharmacy Clinical Benefits in Rapidly Evolving Care Delivery System Washington, DC – In pointing out the significant value-added services provided by long term care (LTC) pharmacies and the resulting clinical benefits accrued by over 1.4 million read more…

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