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2014-09-29 16:25:29

This Battle Must be Won at the Pharmacy Counter WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt today outlined policy solutions that could reduce prescription fraud and abuse in Medicare Part D at a Capitol Hill briefing, "Prescription Opioid Abuse: Fighting Back on Many Fronts," sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and PCMA. The briefing featured several government and industry experts...

2014-09-10 23:02:33

Mail, Specialty Pharmacies to Save $311 Billion over 10 Years Washington D.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 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...

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 16:28:44

Safe Pharmacies Prevent Fraud and Abuse WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), "Part D Beneficiaries With Questionable Utilization Patterns for HIV Drugs," calling for a pharmacy "lock in" program in Medicare Part D would help decrease prescription drug abuse, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today. "This report confirms the value of establishing safe pharmacy...

2014-07-31 20:23:09

2015 Part D Premiums Show Competition, Home Delivery, Choice Deliver Satisfaction and Savings WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the 2015 average monthly Medicare Part D premium is expected to remain stable at $32, a figure far lower than was originally projected, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. "The popular Part D program continues to be a bright spot...

2014-07-29 12:36:01

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New high priced hepatitis C drugs will increase federal spending in Medicare Part D by a projected $2.9 to $5.8 billion next year, according to a new report by the actuarial firm Milliman released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). Milliman projects that average Part D premiums could increase by as much as 8.6 percent in 2015 as a result of high-priced hepatitis C drugs, including Sovaldi and Olysio. The study...

2014-07-23 23:16:18

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Legislation backed by the drugstore lobby (H.R. 4577, “Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014”) championing so-called “any willing pharmacy” mandates in Medicare Part D would undermine the availability of lower cost preferred pharmacy networks and increase Medicare spending by $21 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research from The Moran Company...

2014-07-22 12:30:46

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation backed by the drugstore lobby (H.R. 4577, "Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014") championing so-called "any willing pharmacy" mandates in Medicare Part D would undermine the availability of lower cost preferred pharmacy networks and increase Medicare spending by $21 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research from The Moran Company...

2014-06-24 12:28:52

New Bill Profits California Drugstore Lobby At Patients' Expense WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save California consumers, employers, unions, and government plans $1.8 billion on prescription drug costs in 2015, according to new research from Visante released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). However, these savings are at risk because of new legislation (AB 2418) backed by the California drugstore lobby...


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