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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar

Dr. Stephen Hahn confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Stephen Hahn confirmed as FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON — The United States Senate voted, 72-18, on Thursday to confirm Dr. Stephen Hahn as Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “I congratulate Dr. Hahn and thank the Senate for prioritizing his nomination. President Trump has chosen a superbly qualified leader for FDA, and

Pharmacy champion McMorris Rodgers leads letter to HHS on DIR reform

Pharmacy champion McMorris Rodgers leads letter to HHS on DIR reform

ARLINGTON, Va. — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R, Wash.), a consistently pro-pharmacy advocate, led a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging support for provisions in the recently released proposed rule—Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses—by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday lauded 24 patient and consumer groups for advocating for pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator