A 60-year debate accompanied the elevation of pharmacy education to the doctoral level. When the provider status bill now moving through Congress is enacted into law, it will put paid to that particular conversation.
More than 300 pharmacists turned out to support H.R. 244, the “MAC Transparency Act," and H.R. 793, the “Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2015.”
With provider status now a reality in 38 states, HR 592 and S 314 have powerful Congressional support. How long before the payers come on board?
Arizona recently joined around 20 other states by passing a law allowing pharmacists to substitute certain interchangeable biosimilar drugs for brand name drugs.
PBMs have dodged state-mandated requirements for transparency in generics drug pricing, so many states are rewriting their laws.
Starting in July, a new law in Mississippi will allow a pharmacy to refuse to provide drugs or services if it is not paid more than acquisition cost.
Independent pharmacists in Colorado are disappointed after a Senate committee killed the “Pharmacy Choice Act” before it could come up for a vote.
The law aims to reduce prescription drug abuse while ensuring access for patients who need Rx painkillers to control their chronic pain.
While many groups are criticizing the FDA backlog of generic drug approvals, the agency has released the numbers on approvals and tentative approvals for 2015.