Legal News

HHS Permits Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

September 09, 2020

State-licensed pharmacists and pharmacy interns will be able to order and administer coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines under certain conditions.

NCPA Urges Investigation of Mail Order Prescription Plans After USPS Delays

August 28, 2020

In the letter, NCPA stated that investigations should probe problems associated with mail order prescription plans.

NACDS Urges Further State Action to Affirm Pharmacist-Administered Childhood Vaccinations

August 27, 2020

NACDS is urging states to provide clarity on pharmacist-provided childhood vaccinations, and enhance overall patient access to vaccines.

Pharmacy Groups Voice Support for Pharmacist-Provided Childhood Vaccines After AAP Opposition

August 24, 2020

Twelve pharmacy organization issued a joint statement in response to the expansion of the pharmacist's role in providing vaccines to children.

All Pharmacists Now Authorized to Administer Childhood Vaccines

August 19, 2020

HHS authorized all state-licensed pharmacists to order and administer childhood vaccinations amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

NACDS to CMS: Fix Pharmacy Reimbursement Rate Calculations for Drug Discount Cards

August 14, 2020

NACDS is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change how pharmacy reimbursement rates are calculated for drug discount cards.

Coalition of Health Groups Push for Pharmacist Provider Status

August 07, 2020

In an open letter, several health organizations urged the Trump Administration and Congress to recognize pharmacists as medical providers.

New Hampshire Passes Bill Allowing Pharmacist-Provided COVID-19 Vaccinations

August 03, 2020

The state joins New York and Minnesota in providing COVID-19 vaccination access through pharmacy.

Boston Study Finds Discrimination Against Patients with Substance Use Disorder

July 24, 2020

Eighty-one percent of opioid abuse referrals to post-acute care facilities in Massachusetts were rejected, investigators found.