To Help Patients, Reform The Drug Pricing System Don’t Impose Price Controls

Forbes- December 13, 2019 By: Wayne Winegarden Yesterday the House passed the ill-considered “Pelosi bill” that would impose draconian price controls on drugs. Ignoring the bill’s many adverse impacts, price control advocates like Speaker Pelosi appear to believe that these command and control schemes can solve the systemic health care affordability problem. But, as the read more…

SCPC Praises Bipartisan House Passage of PBM Rebate Transparency Bills

Washington, DC –The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised bipartisan passage of two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand data disclosure from pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) middlemen as the national long term care (LTC) pharmacy advocacy group pursues one of its key goals of enhancing transparency and accountability across the entire read more…

New Video Details Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies’ Clinical Value to Seniors’ Care

Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today released a new video to illustrate key clinical benefits LTC pharmacies provide to seniors as well as clinical, operational, and regulatory differences from retail and mail-order pharmacies.

As CMS Mitigates Medicaid ‘Spread Pricing’ Abuse, Time to Address Medicare Abuses

Morning Consult
Under the leadership of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the Trump administration recently released key guidance mitigating pharmacy benefit managers’ abusive “spread pricing” practices in state Medicaid-managed care programs…Read More.

Protect LTC from unintended consequences of drug pricing reform

McKnight’s LTC News
As Congress and the Trump Administration advance sweeping prescription drug price reforms, it is essential to recognize independent long-term care pharmacies…Read More.

Unchecked Health Care Mergers Threaten Seniors’ Access to Prescription Drugs

Morning Consult
Pharmacy benefit managers are the latest industry group set to appear before the Senate Finance Committee to detail their role in the drug pricing supply chain and offer ideas to lower prescription drug prices…Read More.

CVS and Aetna complete their merger

Consumer Affairs
One group worries about what it will mean for seniors…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.

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.

Rosenbloom: No More Exploitation of Seniors, Taxpayers by PBMs

Health Economics
Pharmacy benefit managers have long enough taken advantage seniors and taxpayers in the U.S. through strategies that exploit Medicare, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition President/CEO Alan Rosenbloom writes…Read More.

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