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SCPC Hails Senate Passage of CARA, Thanks Lawmakers in Both Chambers for Recognizing Key Role Played by LTC Pharmacies in Seniors’ Medication Management

Washington, DC – Characterizing Senate passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) as “a major victory for the nation’s long term care (LTC) pharmacy sector and the patients under their care,” the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today thanked key U.S. Senate and House leaders who helped shepherd-through a lengthy, complex legislative process, a vital provision that recognizes the key role played by LTC pharmacies in seniors’ medication management…Read More

Filling A Prescription? You Might Be Better Off Paying Cash

Kaiser Health News
Pharmacists say large pharmacy benefit management (PBM) firms that handle benefit claims for millions of Americans are pocketing the difference, while those firms say pharmacists themselves are being greedy…Read More

FDA drug guidance may threaten compliance for “literally every LTC facility,” pharmacy group says

McKnight’s
New repackaging guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration could place “literally every LTC facility and associated pharmacy in America” at risk of failing to meet Medicare and Medicaid regulatory requirements, a senior care executive said last week…Read More

FDA Compounding Listening Session Beneficial to Reiterate the Unique Role, Value of Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies

Washington, DC – In thanking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for holding a recent listening session regarding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) President and CEO, Alan G. Rosenbloom, said the gathering served as a productive forum to reiterate the need for FDA to ensure its implementation does not inadvertently create unanticipated burdens on dispensing practices in specialized settings like LTC facilities and pharmacies…Read More

Letter to the editor: Bridenstine trying to protect long-term care

Tulsa World
Most people are familiar with their local retail pharmacy — you get a prescription, take it to the pharmacy and go home with your medication…Read More

Drug legislation would protect elderly: Letter

The Clarion-Ledger
It’s no secret the cost of prescription drugs is an issue debated in communities across the country. Part of this national debate includes the cost of drugs made available to seniors through the Medicare Part D benefit, which is why I’d like to thank Congressman Gregg Harper for supporting the bipartisan MAC Transparency Act (H.R. 244)…Read More

Letter: Legislation protects patients

The Columbian
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s, R-Camas, decision to look closely into unfair drug pricing practices is appreciated by patients who rely on the Medicare Part D benefit…Read More

Viewpoints: Drug Pricing

The Telegraph
Congress has recently taken a close look at prescription drug pricing abuses, and for good reason, as prescription medications are a part of almost every American’s daily life…Read More

Health Policy Checkup speaks to Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition President Alan Rosenbloom

True Trends Blog & Podcast
True North talks about the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, pharmacy benefit managers, and ongoing long term care pharmacy trends and issues with Alan Rosenbloom; President and CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition…Read More

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Buddy Carter from Medicare patients

Savannah Morning News
On behalf of Medicare patients in Georgia who rely on long term care (LTC) pharmacies for their prescription medication, I’d like to thank Congressman Buddy Carter, R-Ga., for advocating for increased transparency and fairness in prescription drug pricing…Read More

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