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NCPA backs bill to boost preferred Rx network access

NCPA backs bill to boost preferred Rx network access

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has endorsed legislation to foster pharmacy participation in preferred networks in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. NCPA said the Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2017 (H.R. 1939), introduced by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R., Va.) and Peter Welch (D., Vt.), would enable pharmacies in

Community pharmacists pan preferred Rx networks

In this video from the National Community Pharmacists Association, independent pharmacists speak up about how preferred pharmacy networks negatively impact their customers. NCPA has endorsed the Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2015 (S. 1190, H.R. 793), legislation introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives that would require that community pharmacies in medically underserved areas

Report: Restrictive drug plan regs cost consumers

Community pharmacies are likely to take exception to some of the findings in a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), titled “New Drug Plan Regulations Protect Pharmacies, Harm Consumers”. The report by NCPA senior fellow Devon Herrick notes that, compared with hospital and physician care, drug therapy is the most cost-effective

Community pharmacists name their priorities

Community pharmacists name their priorities

The National Community Pharmacists Association recently asked members to identify what most concerns them as 2015 gets under way. The survey results weren’t surprising, with the top issues focused on pharmacy reimbursement and preferred pharmacy networks. NCPA said the leading five priorities were maximum allowable cost (MAC) legislation to address the delay in generic drug