Recent Legislation in Texas Aims to Regulate PBMs More

During the most recent legislative session, the state of Texas took steps towards regulating PBMs.  The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3218, creating registration requirements for PBMs contracting with HMOs, and Senate Bill 680, requiring clinical and medical criteria of prior authorization for prescriptions. Audra L. Conwell, Executive Director of the Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of […]

Attorney General Cracks Down on Health Professionals Contributing to Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new initiative this week to combat the opioid epidemic, focusing on the physicians and pharmacists contributing to the problem.  As part of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, Sessions is creating a federal data analysis program to track prescriptions and pharmacies and appointing twelve federal prosecutors to work […]

October 21 is National Check Your Meds Day

The NCPA Innovation Center and Consumer Reports are teaming up to promote the National Check Your Meds Day on Saturday, October 21. Consumers are encouraged to bring their prescription drugs and supplements to their local pharmacy for a brown bag medication review. NCPA has created a toolkit to help pharmacists market and prepare for the […]

Pharmacists in Hawaii Will Now Be Able to Prescribe Birth Control

Hawaii is the latest state in the country to authorize pharmacists to prescribe birth control.  Hawaii Governor David Ige signed Act 067 into law this month, making Hawaii the sixth state, behind California, Oregon, California, New Mexico, and Maryland, to give pharmacists this authority. According to Act 067, pharmacists will be given the authority to […]

MEDISCA is the Proud Sponsor of the World Congress of Compounding 2018

MEDISCA is proud to sponsor the first World Congress of Compounding (WCC) event. Taking place in fabulous Las Vegas from October 27 to 28, 2018, WCC will bring together healthcare professionals to network and exchange ideas about the latest trends and technologies in personalized medicine. The event will host Continuing Education Sessions, Hot Topic Workshops, and […]