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2012-02-23 11:24:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 60 Plus Association today sent a letter of gratitude to Members of Congress, many of whom who have contacted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with concerns over the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco Health Solutions. The organization made it clear "it appreciates these legislators interceding on behalf of their 7.1 million supporters to defend patient choice, pharmacy access and health...

2012-02-22 11:53:00

New Prescription Drug Tax Would Increase Rx Costs by More Than $285 Million WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service pharmacies will save Missouri consumers, employers, unions, the state government, and other commercially-insured payers $914 million in prescription drug costs over the next ten years, according to new research released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). New legislation (MO HB 1581) would grant special protections for...

2012-02-22 11:14:00

New Prescription Drug Tax Would Increase Rx Costs by More Than $570 Million WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service pharmacies will save Pennsylvania consumers, employers, unions, the state government, and other commercially-insured payers $2 billion in prescription drug costs over the next ten years, according to new research released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). New legislation (PA HB 511/SB 201) would grant special protections...

2012-02-21 09:36:00

Anti-Mail-Service Pharmacy Proposals Would Raise Costs WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service pharmacies will save employers, unions, government employee plans, consumers, and other commercial-sector payers $46.6 billion in prescription drug costs over the next ten years, according to new research from Visante released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). The research also finds that legislation prohibiting health plan sponsors from...

2012-02-18 09:00:00

C.A.R.E.S. Alliance?invites area residents to drop off unwanted pain medication at six locations PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition dedicated to fighting abuse and misuse of prescription pain medication is inviting area residents to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medicines at any of six local pharmacies today. Sponsored by the Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance(SM), the event...

2012-02-17 11:31:00

PBMs Will Save Maryland Consumers and Payers $39 Billion Over the Next Decade WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has launched a new ad campaign in Maryland that highlights the core value proposition of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The ad campaign - "That's What PBMs Do" - focuses on key themes including: PBMs lower costs for employers, unions, and consumers. PBM mail-service pharmacies improve safety,...

2012-02-16 10:00:00

FLORENCE, Ky. and MONTEREY, Calif., Feb.16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC: HEWA), a leading VIPPS*-accredited retail mail-order pharmacy, and MedLion, Inc., a pioneering direct primary care practice in Northern California, have partnered to provide under-insured and uninsured people in the Bay Area, Central Coast and Fresno with discount prescription medications delivered free to their homes. Nearly seven million Californians lacked health insurance in 2010, more than...

2012-02-16 02:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GoodRx today announced that it has created an innovative prescription drug price comparison technology that provides consumers with accurate drug prices from virtually every U.S. pharmacy. GoodRx, available as both a website and free iphone app, allows consumers to compare drug prices, which can differ greatly between competing pharmacies, and find discounts, free coupons and savings tips. Consumers simply enter the name of a prescription...

Counterfeit Cancer Drug Circulating Throughout The US
2012-02-15 13:28:34

Roche Genentech is warning doctors and patients that counterfeit vials of its cancer drug Avastin have been distributed in the U.S. The fake drugs do not contain the key ingredient in Avastin, which is used to help treat cancers of the colon, lung, kidney and brain. A spokeswoman for Roche Genentech said the counterfeit drug has been distributed to health care facilities in the U.S., but it´s unclear how many vials are in circulation in the U.S. The company said it is working...

2012-02-14 08:55:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 60 Plus Association (60 Plus) today sent a letter asking Congressional leaders to weigh in with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against the proposed merger between Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) and Medco Health Solutions, two pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that administer prescription benefits for many health plans, including some Medicare Part D plans. 60 Plus is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group, with over 7.1 million...