FMI, NACDS, NCPA, NGA and PCMA Announce Best Practices for Signature-Free Access to Prescription Drugs

(Washington, D.C.) — FMI – The Food Industry Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), National Grocers Association (NGA), and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today issued the following joint statement outlining the best practices for pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to follow for documenting signature-free...

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PCMA Files Litigation to Prevent Higher Prescription Drugs Costs

(Washington, D.C.) — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today issued the following statement on litigation, filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, regarding the Trump administration’s final rule Transparency in Coverage:  To avoid higher prescription drug costs for patients, America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are challenging, in federal district court, the requirement that...

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The Medicare Prescription Drug Rebate Rule

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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

PBMs have substantial experience helping patients get the drugs and vaccines they need, including in times of crisis. PBMs are taking action to help educate the patients we serve about the safety and efficacy of authorized COVID-19 vaccines, including awareness campaigns to promote vaccine uptake. When the vaccine supply becomes more available and reliable, PBMs...

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PCMA Offers Policy Solutions to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

(Washington, D.C.) — As Congress begins to examine high prescription drug prices, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) sent letters to several congressional committees highlighting the value pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) provide to patients and payers as well as outlining policy options to reduce prescription drug costs. PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than...

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PCMA Federal Policy Priorities: 21 Policies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs in 2021

(Washington, D.C.) — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today issued 21 policy solutions supported by America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) aimed at reducing prescription drug costs for patients and health plan sponsors. PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 266 million Americans with health coverage through employers, health insurers, labor unions, Medicare and Medicaid. PBMs are the only...

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Mandating Pharmacy Reimbursement Will Increase Prescription Drug Spending

Paying pharmacies more for dispensing medications will raise prescription drug costs without improving value. A lot goes on behind the scenes when a patient picks up their prescription from the pharmacy. One important component is the compensation a pharmacy receives from a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for dispensing a drug to a patient, typically reimbursement for the cost of the medication...

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PCMA Statement on Administration’s Executive Order on Prescription Drug Pricing

(Washington, D.C.) — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO JC Scott issued the following statement on the Administration’s Executive Order to resurrect the rebate rule. “The Administration’s decision last year to withdraw a proposed regulation on prescription drug rebates was the right decision. Reviving a rebate reform proposal now does not address the...

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National Consumer Survey of Adults with Prescription Drug Coverage

Ayres, McHenry & Associates conducted a national telephone survey of 800 adults with prescription drug coverage on their views of their current prescription drug plan. The results show high levels of satisfaction with their current coverage, including the variety of drugs covered and the number of drug stores covered. A majority of these covered adults...

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National Consumer Survey of Adults with Prescription Drug Coverage

  Ayres, McHenry & Associates conducted a national telephone survey of 800 adults with prescription drug coverage on their views of their current prescription drug plan. The results show high levels of satisfaction with their current coverage, including the variety of drugs covered and the number of drug stores covered. A majority of these covered...

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