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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PCMA Launches New Ad Campaign: President’s Executive Order Will Significantly Raise Medicare Premiums and Federal Spending

(Washington, D.C.) — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is announcing the launch of a TV and digital advertising campaign on President Trump’s Executive Order to revive the so-called rebate rule. The campaign warns policymakers and the public that the Administration’s plan will drastically increase Medicare premiums for America’s seniors and most vulnerable. Click here to view...

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ACA repeal will be first order of business for new Senate

Legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act “will be the first item up in the new year,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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Podcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Pharmaceutical Market

JC Scott speaks with Doug Long, Vice President of Industry Relations at IQVIA, about the impact of COVID-19 on the pharmaceutical market. IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. JC Scott: Welcome to The Pharmacy Benefit, a podcast...

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PCMA: Governor Cuomo’s Call to Amend Anti-Mail-Service Pharmacy Law Protects Employers and Consumers

  (Washington, DC)— Addressing concerns over anti-mail-service pharmacy legislation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that both Houses of the legislature have agreed to amend NY AB 5502-B, which prevents employers from offering discounts to encourage the use of the lower cost mail-service pharmacy option. “Employers, taxpayers, and consumers appreciate Governor Cuomo’s admonition to...

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PCMA: Governor Cuomo Should Veto ‘Prescription Drug Tax’ on Small Business, State Employee Plans, Consumers

  (Washington, DC)— Governor Andrew Cuomo should veto a drugstore-protection bill which would undermine mail-service pharmacy and increase costs for all employers, state employee health plans, and consumers, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association said today. NY Assembly Bill 5502-B, which was transmitted to the Governor last week, would protect drugstores from their more affordable mail-service...

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NY Top Drugstore Lobbyist Admits Mail-Service Pharmacy Saves Money…But Pushes Gov. Cuomo to Sign a Bill to Stop Employers From Using It

  (Washington, DC)— An ad campaign launched today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) highlights the comments of a top drugstore lobbyist to show that Assembly Bill 5502-B would raise the cost of prescription medications for consumers and payers in New York. The bill is currently awaiting transmission to Governor Andrew Cuomo for signature...

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New PCMA Ad: Even NY’s Top Drugstore Lobbyist Acknowledges Mail Order Pharmacy Saves Money

  New PCMA Ad: Even NY’s Top Drugstores Lobbyist Acknowledges Mail Order Pharmacy Saves Money  

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New Study: Mail-Service Pharmacies Improve Outcomes for Patients Using Cholesterol Medications

  (Washington, DC)—Patients receiving their prescription medications through a mail-service pharmacy achieved better cholesterol control compared to those who obtained their statin prescriptions from their local pharmacy, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study found that 85 percent of patients who used mail-order pharmacies achieved target cholesterol...

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Florida Independent Drugstores Attack Mail-Service Pharmacies, Put Profits Ahead of Patients

(Washington, DC) — Seeking to continue charging Medicaid patients high prescription drug prices, Florida independent drugstores are attacking the state’s efforts to lower costs and improve safety by encouraging home delivery of chronic medications. “Everyone knows that mail-service pharmacies make prescriptions more affordable for consumers, employers, and unions,” said Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President...

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