News & Updates

Atlanta Eldercare Entrepreneur Tapped as New Chair of DC-Based Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC)

Fred Burke, Co-founder and President of Guardian Pharmacy Services, LLC to Serve as LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group’s Third Chairman Since 2014 Founding…Read More.

SCPC Praises CMS Recognition of Unique Characteristics of LTC Patient Population

Opioid Provisions Reflect Distinct LTC Patient Needs, Tight LTC Pharmacy Control Measures…Read More.

New Medicare Advantage rules boost payments to plans, promise drug savings

McKnight’s LTC News
Medicare Advantage plans will get 3.4% more in federal payments next year, while beneficiaries can hope for drug prices to decline…Read More.

No turning back

McKnight’s Senior Living
Few industries are more a reflection of the constituents it serves than senior living. And keeping pace with its evolution is a head-spinning exercise…Read More.

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Response to the Healthcare Transparency Initiative

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) applauds your leadership and efforts to seek common sense approaches and bring greater transparency to the nation’s health care system. …Read More

Many overpay for prescriptions when co-pays are higher than drug prices: Study

ABC News
People are often overpaying for prescription drugs when they are charged the insurance copay at the pharmacy, according to a new study from the University of Southern California…Read More.

We Must Hold Big Pharma Accountable For Predatory Pricing

Huffington Post
It’s hard to remember now, but there once was a time when pharmaceutical companies were considered heroes, not villains…Read More.

The first target on drug prices: pharmacy benefit managers

Axios
After months of circular finger-pointing over high drug prices, lawmakers, administration officials and parts of the health care industry seem to have settled on an initial target: pharmacy benefit managers, the middlemen that health insurers and employers hire to negotiate with drug companies…Read More.

A costly PBM trick: set lower copays for expensive brand-name drugs than for generics

STAT
When the patent on a brand-name drug expires, and one or more generic versions enter the market, you’d expect consumers to pay less for the generic. That isn’t necessarily the case, thanks to the middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers…Read More.

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group: Cigna/Express Scripts Deal Heightens Salience of Gottlieb Comments Regarding PBMs and “Rigged Payment Schemes”

“Rapidly accelerating vertical and horizontal integration and growing secrecy threaten nation’s commitment to free and fair markets” – DoJ Should Reject Cigna/Express Scripts and Aetna/CVS Health…Read More.

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