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

06/27/2024

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Releases Statement on New Congressional Letter Regarding ESI Contracts


The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the leading national voice for the long-term care pharmacy community, released a statement today in response to the recent letter to Assistant Secretary Martinez-Lopez and Lieutenant General Crosland regarding Express Scripts (ESI) contracts within TRICARE.

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Releases & Statements

06/21/2024

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the leading national voice for the long-term care pharmacy community, released a statement today in response to The New York Times article on the negative influence that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have on the rising cost of healthcare.


“The New York Times investigation into the opaque, anticompetitive practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) underscores the urgent need for PBM reform. It’s past time to rein in PBMs’ profit-driven practices that are harming patients, providers and taxpayers,” said Alan Rosenbloom, President and CEO of SCPC. “This is a heightened issue for the long-term care pharmacy community, […]

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Releases & Statements

04/22/2024

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Opposes CMS Final Rule on Minimum Staffing Standards for LTC Facilities


The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the leading national voice for the long-term care pharmacy sector, released a statement today regarding its opposition to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on minimum staffing standards for long-term care (LTC) facilities. 

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03/11/2024

Drug pricing efforts threaten ‘very existence’ of LTC pharmacies: reps

President Biden in his State of the Union address last week vowed to end “Big Pharma’s” grip on prescription drug pricing and cut costs for seniors and taxpayers by another $200 million.
But the president’s plans to expand his administration’s first-ever Medicare drug price negotiations could spell big trouble for the pharmacists who support seniors living in long-term care settings, advocates warned in response.

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In the News

03/08/2024

President Biden Announces Desire to Cap Drug Prices for All Americans

In the State of the Union Address on March 7th, President Joseph Biden announced a proposal to expand the number of drugs targeted for annual price negotiations by Medicare and lower prescription drug costs for American families.

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11/30/2023

SCPC CEO Alan Rosenbloom appears on the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast to discuss the legislative future of LTC Pharmacies

Alan Rosenbloom, President & CEO of Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, speaks with the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast and discusses all about the current efforts to make PBM reform a reality. In this episode, learn about the ins and outs of PBM reform, what it means for LTC pharmacy, and what your LTC pharmacy should be doing.

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Policy & Sector Insights


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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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