News & Updates

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

FDA: Correct Draft Guidance on Drug Packaging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

Group Hopes Lawmakers Will Define ‘LTC Pharmacy’ By End Of Next Congress

Inside Health Policy
A long term care pharmacy coalition is calling on Congress to legislatively define the term “LTC pharmacy” in an effort to harmonize what it says are conflicting CMS, FDA and Environmental Protection Agency regulations…Read More

SCPC to Congress: Fix conflicting oversight and definitions of ‘LTC pharmacy’

Long-Term Living Magazine
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) wants Congress to iron out the complex maze of federal and state regulations and policies governing long-term care (LTC) pharmacies, warning that differing definitions and overlapping jurisdictions may jeopardize seniors’ access to quality care coordination…Read More

Congress urged to adopt clear definition of LTC pharmacies

American Pharmacists Association
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) on September 6 released a new policy brief warning how differing, conflicting regulations from federal agencies with jurisdiction over long-term care (LTC) pharmacies can threaten older adults’ care during their progression across multiple settings…Read More

Group urges Congress to create ‘overdue’ definition of LTC pharmacy

Differing definitions of long-term care pharmacies used by government agencies may threaten seniors’ care and disrupt care coordination, according to a leading long-term care pharmacy group…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…

Pharmacy owner: There’s a huge issue with PBMs

Brad Arthur, Black Rock Pharmacy co-owner, shares his take on the rising drug prices and the pharma supply chain…Read More

Letter to Secretary Burwell Re: Long-Term Care Pharmacy

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (“SCPC”), on behalf of the long term care (“LTC”) pharmacies it represents and the residents of LTC facilities whom those pharmacies serve, is writing to ask your help in reconciling a conflict between two of the agencies within your Department – the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) – related to packaging of prescription drugs in long term care (“LTC”) pharmacies…Read More

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