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NACDS, stakeholders to meet with DoD on TRICARE

NACDS, stakeholders to meet with DoD on TRICARE

WASHINGTON — In the first step in the stakeholder process recommended by lawmakers in a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD) in April, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) have been invited to participate in a DoD-hosted meeting

NACDS RxImpact Day part of ongoing dialogue

NACDS RxImpact Day part of ongoing dialogue

An understanding of the value created by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual RxImpact Day — for the policy makers and pharmacy advocates who participated, the pharmacy profession as a whole and, ultimately, patients across the country — came into sharp focus during the daylong series of meetings on Capitol Hill that is

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

Extension of Tricare pilot sought

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have called on lawmakers to extend the Tricare Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program. NACDS and NCPA have sent a letter to House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to support a one-year extension

NACDS, NCPA urge congressional action on TRICARE pilot

NACDS, NCPA urge congressional action on TRICARE pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have called on lawmakers to extend the TRICARE Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program. NACDS and NCPA have sent a letter to House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to support a one-year extension

Senators urge DoD to act on TRICARE Rx pilot

Senators urge DoD to act on TRICARE Rx pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — Twenty-one senators have called on U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to implement the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy. In a letter to Mattis, the lawmakers outlined the benefits of the pilot, describing it as a “sensible approach to reducing prescription drug costs in the TRICARE program.” The

NACDS thanks House members for pushing TRICARE pilot

NACDS thanks House members for pushing TRICARE pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is thanking the 65 members of the House of Representatives who sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for implementation of the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy. The pilot program was included in the fiscal 2017 National

NACDS hails TRICARE pilot in defense bill

NACDS hails TRICARE pilot in defense bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded Congressional leaders for advancing a prescription drug cost parity pilot for TRICARE in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House of Representatives passed the final NDAA on Friday, and Senate action on the bill is expected soon, NACDS said. “This is a

CVS aims to become more lean and efficient

CVS aims to become more lean and efficient

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health said it will eliminate about 600 corporate jobs over the next couple of months. The job cuts will be made primarily at CVS corporate offices in Rhode Island, Illinois and Arizona, the company said. In a statement, CVS Health indicated that the job reductions reflect fluctuations in the health care

Rx battle heats up between CVS, Walgreens

Rx battle heats up between CVS, Walgreens

CVS Health’s scaled-back 2017 guidance, given in its third-quarter report this week, spotlights an intensifying competitive battle with rival Walgreens Boots Alliance. CVS reported that for fiscal 2017 it expects to lose over 40 million retail prescriptions due to marketplace changes, notably narrower retail pharmacy networks excluding CVS Pharmacy drug stores. The announcement sent CVS

Express Scripts makes a change for Tricare

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts Inc. is replacing CVS Pharmacy with Walgreens in its retail pharmacy network for Tricare, the U.S. military’s health care and drug benefits program. Plans call for Walgreens pharmacies to join the Express Scripts network for Tricare on December 1. CVS pharmacies — including CVS units in Target Corp. stores —

Express Scripts replaces CVS with Walgreens for TRICARE

Express Scripts replaces CVS with Walgreens for TRICARE

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts Inc. is changing out CVS Pharmacy for Walgreens in its retail pharmacy network for TRICARE, the U.S. military’s health care and drug benefits program. Plans call for Walgreens pharmacies to join the Express Scripts network for TRICARE on Dec. 1. At that time, CVS pharmacies — including CVS locations in

NACDS, NCPA blast higher Tricare co -pays

WASHINGTON — Higher co-pays could result in an increase of over $1 billion in federal spending for medical services, warn the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association. In a recent letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee,

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