CCPA: Give military families a choice when filling Rxs

August 21, 2006

The newly formed Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action (CCPA), a group representing 55,000 community pharmacies, is urging the House-Senate Conferees of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5122/S. 2766) to give military families enrolled in TRICARE a choice when filling Rxs. Catherine Polley, co-president of CCPA, said, "Congress is considering legislation that raises co-pays at community pharmacies and could force millions of military families to fill their maintenance medications through mail order."

CCPA: Give military families a choice when filling Rxs

The newly formed Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action (CCPA), a group representing 55,000 community pharmacies, is urging the House-Senate Conferees of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5122/S. 2766) to give military families enrolled in TRICARE a choice when filling Rxs. Catherine Polley, co-president of CCPA, said, "Congress is considering legislation that raises co-pays at community pharmacies and could force millions of military families to fill their maintenance medications through mail order." Charles Sewell, CCPA copresident, added, "The key to savings for the Defense Department is similar pricing among retail pharmacy prescriptions, mail-order prescriptions, and those prescriptions filled at military health facilities. DOD has testified that discounted pricing for prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies would save an additional $251 million in 2007."

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