Health Law & Policy
Leaders of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and hundreds of its members were in Washington, DC, last week for a two-day advocacy-focused conference. They hope to garner support from Congress for leveling the playing field between pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) and independent community pharmacies.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a notice on May 1 to appeal New York Judge Edward R. Korman’s decision last month to make levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptives available without a prescription and without point-of-sale or age restrictions.
Ruling clears obstacles judge said were politically influenced
Restrictive state Medicaid policies are delaying care because of cost and should be reconsidered, according to a recent NEJM letter to the editor.
Pharmacy owners, pharmacists, and technicians should spend some time understanding their insurance policies. It may be time well spent.
If the U.S. Congress fails to reach a consensus on the deficit issue by August 2, there could be significant impact on Medicare and other federal programs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced today.