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The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

FTC could approve probe of PBMs soon

FTC could approve probe of PBMs soon

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), which in two separate letters called on the FTC to investigate PBMs, today hailed a move by chairwoman Lina Kahn to call for a vote to launch a formal study. “This is a massively significant development for independent pharmacy,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. “Pharmacy benefit managers

Community pharmacy applauds COVID relief package

Community pharmacy applauds COVID relief package

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to the House and Senate passing the long-awaited COVID-19 relief package: “Community pharmacists are essential healthcare providers, and this relief package is essential to them. NCPA appreciates the bipartisan support in Congress, and we are proud to

Pharmacists respond to PCMA’s amicus brief on states’ authority to regulate PBMs

Pharmacists respond to PCMA’s amicus brief on states’ authority to regulate PBMs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)  responded to the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association’s (PCMA) amicus brief which opposes states’ rights to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) in Rutledge v. PCMA. In their amicus brief, PCMA opposes the contention that preemption applies only when a plan

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