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CA Governor Jerry Brown Praised by National Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Group for Signing MAC Transparency Bill Into Law

Pharmacy Times
Saying there is growing bipartisan momentum at the state level to reform the longstanding secretive and opaque Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) drug pricing policies antithetical to the interests of patients and taxpayers,the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised California Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) for signing into law AB 627, which brings badly-needed reforms to abusive PBM pricing and reimbursement practices…Read More

CA Gov Jerry Brown Praised by National Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Group for Signing MAC Transparency Bill Into Law

Saying there is growing bipartisan momentum at the state level to reform the longstanding secretive and opaque Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) drug pricing policies antithetical to the interests of patients and taxpayers, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised California Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) for signing into law AB 627, which brings badly-needed reforms to abusive Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) pricing and reimbursement practices…Read More

SCPC Praises Broad Bipartisan Support in U.S. House for 21st Century Cures Act

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised House passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, and thanked lawmakers for both recognizing the unique challenges facing long-term care (LTC) pharmacy patients and providers, and for including bill language exempting Part D beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities and other settings from a previously proposed medication management “lock-in” provision…Read More

National LTC Pharmacy Leader Praises Kasich Effort to Bring Transparency to PBM Drug Pricing

Noting the need to step up federal scrutiny of “secretive and opaque” pricing policies currently practiced by the rapidly consolidating pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) for signing into law a new state effort to help pull back the curtain on PBM drug pricing and reimbursement practices… Read More

Cures Releases Pharmacy Lock-In For Long-Term Care

Politico Pulse
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition requested and got an exemption from a provision to combat drug abuse among at-risk seniors in the Medicare program…Read More

SCPC Applauds Unanimous House Panel Passage of 21st Century Cures Bill Recognizing Unique Challenges Facing Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Patients, Providers

In praising today’s unanimous passage of 21st Century Cures legislation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) thanked the Committee for recognizing the unique challenges facing long-term care (LTC) pharmacy patients and providers, and for including bill language exempting Part D beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities and other settings from a proposed medication management “lock-in” provision…Read More

New SCPC Comment Letter to FDA: Repackaging Guidance Must Account for Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies’ Patient Safety Concerns

A new comment letter from the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requests modifications to proposed repackaging and distribution guidance as applied to long-term care (LTC) pharmacies…Read More

New SCPC Comment Letter to FDA: Repackaging Guidance Must Account for Long Term Care Pharmacies’ Patient Safety Concerns

Pharmacy Times
A new comment letter from the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requests modifications to proposed repackaging and distribution guidance as applied to long-term care (LTC) pharmacies…Read More

E&C Exempts Nursing Homes, Hospice & Others From Pharmacy Lock-In

Inside Health Policy
At the urging of seniors’ advocates and long-term care pharmacies, House Energy & Commerce members tweaked the pharmacy lock-in measure in the latest version of their Cures bill to exempt patients in nursing homes, hospice, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded and facilities that contract with a single pharmacy to dispense frequently abused drugs…Read More

Pharmacy group pleased with revised 21st Century Cures language

Long-Term Living
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) says it is pleased with the Energy and Commerce Committee’s revised language in draft 21st Century Cures legislation it is considering related to programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under Medicare Parts C and D…Read More

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