News & Insights


Find up-to-date information and news regarding important policy and industry updates affecting the long-term care pharmacy community. This page is updated regularly to include new research and federal policy impacts on this community.

Press Releases & Statements


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Releases & Statements

07/26/2022

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Announces New Board Chairman, Executive Leadership Team and Board Members


WASHINGTON, July 26, 2022 — Brian Kramer, R.Ph., MBA, President of Forum Extended Care Pharmacy based in Chicago, Ill. will serve as the new Chairman of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization announced today.

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Comment Letters

06/24/2022

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Provides Comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s Proposed Opioid Mail-Back Notice


The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) has submitted a comment letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the agency’s notice of a policy to require that pharmacies include a “mail-back” envelope with every prescription dispensed in an outpatient setting. The notice, which is not a formal proposal to change existing policy, concerns a policy that would modify the current Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy.

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Comment Letters

06/08/2022

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Applauds Federal Trade Commission Vote to Investigate Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Introduction of The Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 by Senators Grassley and Cantwell


The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only Washington-based organization exclusively representing the interests of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for yesterday’s decision by to investigate Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and the vertically integrated health care conglomerates which own them.

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In The News


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In the News

10/21/2022

Rosenbloom: Curb PBMs’ power

Despite the purported value of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), drug prices remain unaffordable for many Americans (“Prescription drug pricing reform must rein in pharmacy benefit managers,” Web, Oct. 18). As middlemen between the manufacturers, pharmacies and consumers, PBMs are notorious for abusive business practices that impact both patients’ wallets and their access to prescription drugs, while gouging unaffiliated pharmacies.

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10/19/2022

Prescription Drug Middleman Potentially Profiting off Veterans

One of the three dominant U.S. pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)—the middlemen that handle the vast majority of prescription drug plans in the United States—has instituted a scheme that has left roughly 400,000 active-duty and retired military households scrambling for a new pharmacy provider within the next week. Critics say the maneuver is a naked attempt by Express Scripts, the Cigna-owned PBM, to steer beneficiaries toward its own market-leading mail-order pharmacy.

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In the News

06/22/2022

Check out SCPC CEO Alan Rosenbloom on the Pharmacy Podcast Network’s “PBM Reform Podcast” 

SCPC President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom speaks with the Pharmacy Podcast Network about the impact of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 on the Pharmacy Profession. He is joined by Michael Baxter, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy at APhA and Todd Eury with the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Listen here.

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Policy & Sector Insights


The LTC pharmacy sector is in constant change with new research, policies and news.

Policy & Sector Insights

10/17/2022

The surprising group that will be hit hard by drug pricing reform

By Rachel CohrsSTAT Obviously, pharmaceutical companies are upset that they’re going to lose money from Medicare under Democrats’ new drug pricing law. But there’s another, less obvious group that’s concerned as well — long-term care pharmacies that serve almost entirely Medicare patients, and dispense the drugs that will likely enter the price negotiation program first.  […]

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Policy & Sector Insights

10/14/2022

Military Veterans Deserve Uninterrupted Pharmacy Access

Military Retirees Will Lose Long-Term Care Pharmacy Services as soon as Oct. 24, 2022 TRICARE and its Pharmacy Benefit: The TRICARE program, operated by the Department of Defense (Defense Health Agency), covers 9.6 million active-duty service members and their family members, along with military retirees, many of whom live in long-term care (LTC) facilities like […]

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Policy & Sector Insights

01/07/2022

Prescription Drug Policy, 2021 And 2022: The Year In Review, And The Year Ahead

By Rachel Sachs Health Affairs This past year was filled with news in the prescription drug policy area, from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) most controversial drug approval in many years to ongoing discussions in Congress over drug pricing reform. Through it all, the importance of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has remained at […]

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