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Winning the drug war

McKnight’s
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

2017 Greets PBMs With New CMS Report Undermining “Rebate” Claims While Key GOP Senator Considers PBM Role in Higher Drug Prices

Washington, DC — The President and CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today predicted the increasingly apparent role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) 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

McKnight’s
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

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FDA: Correct Draft Guidance on Drug Packaging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

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