In the News
Jan 16, 2020
New advocacy tool offers lawmaker education about long-term care pharmacy clinical value, benefits
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News– January 13, 2020 By Fred Burke As every practitioner and advocate within our broader long-term care space knows, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to break through the noise when it comes to engaging with and educating policymakers about the intrinsic value the long-term care community provides. Given the health challenges America faces, […]
Dec 13, 2019
To Help Patients, Reform The Drug Pricing System Don’t Impose Price Controls
Forbes- December 13, 2019 By: Wayne Winegarden Yesterday the House passed the ill-considered “Pelosi bill” that would impose draconian price controls on drugs. Ignoring the bill’s many adverse impacts, price control advocates like Speaker Pelosi appear to believe that these command and control schemes can solve the systemic health care affordability problem. But, as the […]
Sep 20, 2019
Why Millions of Senior Citizens Can’t Get the Drugs They Need
Bloomberg Government By John Tozzi – September 19, 2019 Senior citizens who try to fill prescriptions have them rejected at the pharmacy counter millions of times each year because their doctors either don’t, or are unable to, check whether a patient’s Medicare plan covers a particular drug. That’s the upshot of a new report from a federal watchdog that […]
Jun 18, 2019
As CMS Mitigates Medicaid ‘Spread Pricing’ Abuse, Time to Address Medicare Abuses
Under the leadership of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the Trump administration recently released key guidance mitigating pharmacy benefit managers’ abusive “spread pricing” practices in state Medicaid-managed care programs…Read More.
May 3, 2019
Protect LTC from unintended consequences of drug pricing reform
McKnight’s LTC News
As Congress and the Trump Administration advance sweeping prescription drug price reforms, it is essential to recognize independent long-term care pharmacies…Read More.
Apr 10, 2019
Unchecked Health Care Mergers Threaten Seniors’ Access to Prescription Drugs
Pharmacy benefit managers are the latest industry group set to appear before the Senate Finance Committee to detail their role in the drug pricing supply chain and offer ideas to lower prescription drug prices…Read More.
Jan 28, 2019
Comment Letter: CMS Proposed Rule: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses
RE: CMS Proposed Rule: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses, CMS 4180-P, RIN 0938-AT92, 83 Fed. Reg. 62152…Read More.
Oct 12, 2018
CVS and Aetna merger a disruptive sign of the future
The proposed CVS Health-Aetna merger is emblematic of the growing arms race to consolidate and control consumer access to appropriate prescription drugs, particularly LTC (long-term care) patients…Read More.