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Lawmakers call for TRICARE pilot extension

Lawmakers call for TRICARE pilot extension

ARLINGTON, Va. — Forty-nine members of Congress are urging House and Senate leaders to support a one-year extension of the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for retail pharmacy. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said late Wednesday that the bipartisan group of lawmakers — led by Reps. Buddy Carter (R., Ga.), Dave Loebsack

NASP hails House action on retroactive Part D fees

NASP hails House action on retroactive Part D fees

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has commended 54 members of the House of Representatives for urging federal agencies to eliminate retroactive Medicare Part D fees charged by big pharmacy benefit managers. The lawmakers sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Congressmen take aim at PBMs

Congressmen take aim at PBMs

A half-dozen congressmen pointed a finger at pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on the floor of the House of Representatives last week in an hour of comments on the high cost of prescriptions drugs, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) said in its Executive Update e-newsletter. In the session, Reps. Doug Collins (R., Ga.), Brian Babin

Lawmakers marshal support for TRICARE pilot

Lawmakers marshal support for TRICARE pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — A group of congressmen have called on House of Representatives and Senate leaders to advance a TRICARE pilot that would enable military veterans and families to opt to fill prescriptions at community pharmacies. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that 37 House members have sent a letter to the

NCPA summit brings Rx advocates to D.C.

NCPA summit brings Rx advocates to D.C.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — More than 300 independent pharmacists from across the country gathered near the nation’s capital for the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit. Wrapping up on Wednesday, the two-day event included remarks from a leading member of Congress, panel discussions, an award presentation, updates on the legislative and regulatory agenda, a

2015 NACDS Total Store Expo: Day 2 Highlights

DENVER — NACDS-TV gave a look at the packed exhibit hall as the show floor opened on Sunday, day two, at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, noted that the turnout for this year’s Total Store Expo shows how well