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NCPA chief executive officer B. Douglas Hoey

Community pharmacy alerts patients about growing risk to local health care

Community pharmacy alerts patients about growing risk to local health care

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As pharmacy benefit managers continue to prioritize profits ahead of patients, the National Community Pharmacists Association has launched Fight4Rx to alert patients to the growing risk that their neighborhood pharmacy may close, not because of COVID-19 but because of excessive profiteering. “PBMs are the middlemen responsible for managing prescription drug benefits for the majority

NCPA launching Fix DIR Day on June 27

NCPA launching Fix DIR Day on June 27

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association and its 22,000 member pharmacies are launching Fix DIR Day on Thursday, June 27. Pharmacy stakeholders will be mobilizing their legislators in Congress to contact members of the Senate Finance Committee and urge them to address pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees, or pharmacy DIR, in their

NCPA statement on Oklahoma PBM regulation law

NCPA statement on Oklahoma PBM regulation law

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Tuesday signed into law HB 2632, which protects patient access to pharmacy services by establishing network adequacy and “any willing pharmacy” requirements, minimizes pharmacy benefit manager conflicts of interest by prohibiting higher reimbursement rates for PBM-owned pharmacies, and limits PBM abuses by prohibiting retroactive claim adjustments and denials.