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2014-09-10 12:28:59

Drugstore Lobby Wants To Mandate More Costly Options WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save consumers, employers, unions, and government plans a combined $311 billion over the next decade, according to new research from Visante, released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). "Home delivery of traditional and specialty drugs offers one of the easiest ways to reduce health costs," said PCMA President and...

2014-09-02 16:26:02

A "Giveaway to the Drugstore Lobby" is Challenged in Federal Court WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), today filed a lawsuit in Iowa federal court challenging a sweeping new Iowa law that restricts tools used by PBMs to lower prescription drug costs for the state's employers and consumers. The law--HF 2297--forces PBMs to overpay for generic...

2014-08-06 23:02:11

Funds to Support Product Development and International Expansion Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients, today announced it has secured $10 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. This financing is an expansion of the existing relationship between DrFirst and Silicon Valley Bank. “We have a long-standing relationship with DrFirst that we’re pleased to expand on to...

2014-08-05 12:09:30

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions...

2014-07-31 16:27:58

Commercial Opportunities and Hurdles Discussed in New Decision Resources Group Executive Briefing BURLINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's experts are scoping healthcare funding changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has affected both reimbursement and prescribing of pharmaceutical therapies. The ACA altered how Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover beneficiaries through new regulations and expanded access via government-supported...

2014-07-08 23:05:22

Controlled Substance E-Prescribing Legal in 49 States and the District of Columbia Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients, announced today that there are now over 28,000 pharmacies nationwide that accept electronically transmitted prescriptions for controlled substances, representing 41 percent of all retail pharmacies in the United States. A number of factors are driving the growth...

2014-06-25 23:12:12

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "E-Prescribing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their offering.Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/e-prescribing-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "E-Prescribing Market-Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and...

2014-06-17 16:25:47

DUBLIN, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3qqpdl/eprescribing) has announced the addition of the "Global E-Prescribing Market - Trends and Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769Electronic prescribing or E-Prescribing system (eRx) is the electronic transmission of prescription related information between prescriber, dispenser and pharmacy benefit manager. E-Prescribing...

2014-06-11 12:25:06

New York Legislation Puts Patient Safety at Risk, Increases Costs WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new ad campaign in New York -- "I'm Not Willing to Send My Patients to Just Any Pharmacy" -- that highlights how specialty physicians believe that not all drugstores are capable of safely dispensing and administering specialty medications that treat chronic conditions like cancer and multiple...

2014-06-04 23:09:48

National Committee on Vital Health Statistics (NCVHS) recently recommended that HHS should name the NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Version 2013101 Prior Authorization transactions as the adopted standard for the exchange of prior authorization information between prescribers and processors for the pharmacy benefit. SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 In a recent letter to Secretary Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics (NCVHS)...


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