House Lawmakers To CMS: Make Plans Share More Part D Rebates With Beneficiaries

Inside Health Policy
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom praised lawmakers for prodding CMS to do its job of overseeing the private deals that are supposed to benefit beneficiaries…Read More.

It’s time to eliminate the secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager pricing practices

The Hill
With federal lawmakers introducing a variety of bipartisan, bicameral legislation throughout 2017 aimed at eliminating opaque and secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) pricing practices, the increasingly controversial middlemen…Read More.

Sector-specific LTC pharmacy data warehouse now a reality

As medication management regimes and clinical functions become more complex, assisted living and skilled-nursing facilities will need to turn to the expertise of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies…Read More.

Sector-specific LTC pharmacy data warehouse now a reality

Ensuring the provision of quality post-acute care in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities requires the need to direct and perform an increasingly complex array of medication management regimes and clinical functions…Read More.

PBMs Swimming Against Rising Tide of More Drug Pricing Transparency

Morning Consult
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

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews SCPC Vice-Chairman Fred Burke

Listen to SCPC Vice-Chairman Fred Burke on Atlanta Business Radio discuss the vital role of Long-Term Care Pharmacies and how veiled pricing practices by PBMs are affecting patients……Read More

Winning the drug war

If medication management is not at the very top of Debbie Meade’s list of most important issues, it is darn close. ….Read More

Regulators will hone in on pharmacy benefit managers as ‘unaccountable middlemen’ in 2017, expert predicts

Healthcare Finance
The role of pharmacy benefit managers 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

LTC providers ‘win’ with new regs on drug repackaging, group says

Guidance on medication repackaging recently published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is earning praise from one long-term care pharmacy group, which says the final guidelines help reduce drug-related risks for residents….Read More

FDA: Correct Draft Guidance on Drug Packaging

Morning Consult
In 2013, Congress passed the Drug Quality and Security Act to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration’s supervision of compounded drugs. This legislation, passed in response to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, is well intentioned and designed to protect patient safety…Read More

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