Pharmacy Coalition Applauds Needed Pharmacy Patient Reforms in Bipartisan Drug Pricing Package

A coalition of national pharmacy groups this week applauded the latest version of the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, released Friday by the Senate Finance Committee, which they say addresses backdoor clawback fees charged by large pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that are shuttering pharmacies and costing patients more at the pharmacy counter. “This legislation […]

NACDS Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on their proposed changes to Medicare Part D. (NASPA and state pharmacy associations also submitted comments.) According to their press release, “NACDS expressed support for, and provided further input, on CMS’ proposed rule, which involves […]

State Associations Express Support for DIR Fee Reform

NASPA, and many of the state pharmacy associations, the National Community Pharmacists Association, and other stakeholders have submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the proposed Medicare Part D changes.  Specifically, the letter supports the rule requirement that pharmacy direct and indirect renumeration (DIR) fees be assessed at point of […]