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CVS and Aetna complete their merger

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

Part D, Rebate-Sharing Rules Slated To Be Proposed This Month

Inside Health Policy
Two rules that are expected to include major policies to curb drug prices are scheduled to be released this month, according to the fall regulatory agenda…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.

No More Secrets: Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News
For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give customers even a clue about an easy way to save money on prescription drugs. But the restraints are coming off…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.

California Governor Signs PBM Oversight Bill That Drew National Attention

Inside Health Policy
California Governor Edmund Brown (D) signed a bill requiring that pharmacy benefit managers disclose rebates and other pricing information…Read More.

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