The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) strongly opposes a Pennsylvania bill that would only allow biosimilar substitution by a pharmacy with permission of the prescriber.
Two members of Congress have launched an investigation into “soaring” price increases for generic drugs used for common medical conditions as well as life-threatening ones.
A new California law will free up hospital pharmacists in the state to spend more time with patients and collaborate with other healthcare providers.
A New York legislator said he plans to introduce a bill aimed at preventing an Upper East Side pharmacy from charging 9/11 responders $150 to obtain printouts of their records.
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that makes the state the sixth to allow access to the overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription.
Proposed legislation that would cover home-based infusion therapy for Medicare beneficiaries could save the healthcare system approximately $80 million over 10 years and provide access to life-saving care at patients’ homes. The potential savings is outlined in a report released in June by Avalere.
NCPA's midyear summary tallies what's been done and what's in the works.