Legal News

American Telemedicine Association Pressures Congress to Keep New Telehealth Measures Post-Pandemic

June 23, 2020

“Telehealth has kept the entire health care system afloat and has enabled patients to continue to receive care,” the American Telemedicine Association’s president said in a testimony.

How to Engage With Elected Officials When You Can't Meet Face to Face

June 22, 2020

Until social distancing measures are phased out, store owners who want to make a difference in independent pharmacy can and should leverage technology to connect with legislators virtually.

Pharmacy Groups Praise New York COVID-19 Pharmacist Vaccination Law

June 18, 2020

New legislation authorizes licensed New York pharmacists to administer a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when it becomes available.

HHS Overrides State Barriers to Pharmacist-Provided COVID-19 Testing

May 20, 2020

A new guidance from the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) paves the way for pharmacists nationwide to administer coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests.

Amid COVID-19, Bipartisan Letter Calls for Pharmacy DIR Reform As Part of Relief

April 27, 2020

115 members of the House have come out in support of eliminating DIR fees in future coronavirus relief packages.

Pharmacy Chains Counter Allegations in Federal Opioid Lawsuit

January 09, 2020

In a new lawsuit, CVS, Walgreen, Rite Aid, and other major pharmacy chains said that they are not to blame in federal opioid litigation

Legislation Addressing DIR Fees Moves Ahead

December 10, 2019

Legislation aimed to do away with unfair direct and indirect renumeration (DIR) fees is moving forward.

Are You Ready for Pharmacy Inspection?

November 15, 2019

A checklist of what you need to be prepared for a Board of Pharmcacy inspection.

Senate Finance Committee Wants Trump Action on DIR Fees

September 12, 2019

Eight pharmacy groups lauded a letter urging the Trump administration to reform direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees.

HHS, FDA Unveil Drug Importation Plan

August 05, 2019

Update: ASHP statement released.