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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

PharMerica Joins DC-Based Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Citing Need for Effective, Focused Advocacy on Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Issues

Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the highly-specific legislative and regulatory interests of America’s growing and dynamic long term care (LTC) pharmacy sector and the patients they serve, today welcomed as a new member PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC), a major national provider of LTC pharmacy read more…

Pharmacy coalition welcomes major company

McKnight’s
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition has welcomed PharMerica Corporation as a member…Read More

AHCA, pharmacy groups buck federal drug regulations

American Pharmacists Association
The American Health Care Association, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists assert in a recent letter to FDA that “there is no evidence that LTC pharmacy repackaging has ever created a health or safety issue for LTC residents…Read More

LTC Pharmacies To FDA: Don’t Treat Us As Compounding Repackagers

Inside Health Policy
Three trade associations jointly wrote to FDA Senior Science Advisor Julie Dohm on July 15 seeking carve-outs for Long Term Care (LTC) pharmacies under the agency’s draft repackaging guidance released in February 2015…Read More

AHCA, pharmacy groups buck federal drug regulations

McKnight’s
Drug repackaging guidelines proposed by the Food and Drug Administration could have detrimental effects on skilled nursing care costs and quality, healthcare groups recently told the agency…Read More

SCPC, ASCP, AHCA/NCAL Letter to FDA: Facts Caution Against Imposition of Inappropriate New Regulatory Burdens on Nation’s Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies, Patients

Washington, DC — The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) have sent a new letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commenting on the Agency’s draft Repackaging Guidance, and educating the Agency about long term care (LTC) pharmacy operations….Read More

Re: Objection to Texas Medicaid State Plan Amendment Transmittal Number 15-005

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) submitted a proposed State Plan Amendment (SPA)1 (Transmittal Number 15-005) in May 2016 as a response to the final CMS Covered Outpatient Drug Rule (CMS-2345-FC)2 that went into effect this April…Read More

Drug bill with exemptions for LTC pharmacies heads to Obama

McKnight’s
A bill that would exempt long-term care pharmacies from a controversial “lock-in” provision received final passage from the Senate on Wednesday and now heads to the president’s desk…Read More

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