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May 21, 2015, 14:46 ET

PCMA Statement on 21st Century Cures

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement regarding the Medicare Part D offsets included in the Energy...

May 18, 2015, 15:13 ET

Survey of NY Specialty Physicians: Most Drugstores Lack the 'Expertise and Capability' to Provide Specialty Medications to Patients

A new survey of specialty physicians in New York finds these physicians are highly satisfied with their specialty pharmacies and do not think most...

May 13, 2015, 14:30 ET

PCMA: New Loophole Would Exempt NY Drugstores from Safety & Performance Standards

New York legislation (S.2530 and A.6194) exempting drugstores from certain safety and performance standards threatens to undermine patient safety...

May 12, 2015, 12:30 ET

PCMA Launches New Medicare Ad Campaign: 'We Love Our Preferred Pharmacy Plan: Don't Let Special Interests Take It Away'

 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new ad campaign – "We Love our Preferred Pharmacy Plan" –...

Apr 29, 2015, 17:00 ET

PCMA Statement on Safe Pharmacy Provision in the 21st Century Cures Draft

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement regarding the Energy & Commerce Committee's draft language...

Mar 10, 2015, 14:00 ET

New Washington State Mandate Will Raise Prescription Drug Costs for State Programs, Employers, Unions

A bill (S.B. 5857) in the Washington legislature would force employers, unions, taxpayers, and public programs to pay drugstores more for...

Mar 04, 2015, 14:00 ET

PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for Illinois Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $11.8 Billion

 Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save Illinois consumers, employers and government health plans $11.8 billion over the next decade,...

Feb 26, 2015, 15:00 ET

PCMA Statement on the 'Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act'

Legislation passed today by the House Ways and Means Committee, includes a pharmacy provision to help prevent inappropriate prescriptions in...

Feb 26, 2015, 14:00 ET

PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for Texas Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $23.3 Billion

 Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save Texas consumers, employers and government health plans $23.3 billion over the next decade,...

Feb 19, 2015, 13:00 ET

PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for North Carolina Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $10.1 Billion

Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save North Carolina consumers, employers and government health plans $10.1 billion over the next decade,...

Feb 18, 2015, 16:00 ET

Medicare Part D's Most Popular Plans Face Final Hurdle in this Week's CMS Part D Call Letter

 The year-long saga over controversial Medicare Part D regulations is expected to end this week when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Feb 18, 2015, 14:00 ET

PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for New York Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $23 Billion

Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save New York consumers, employers and government health plans $23 billion over the next decade,...

Feb 09, 2015, 16:05 ET

PCMA: Drugstore Lobby "Any Willing Pharmacy" Bill Would Increase Costs by $21 Billion

 "Any Willing Pharmacy" legislation (H.R. 793) in Medicare Part D, backed by the drugstore lobby, would undermine the availability of lower...

Jan 23, 2015, 13:00 ET

New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015

 A new analysis of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Part D 2015 enrollment data shows that 81 percent of seniors...

Jan 21, 2015, 14:15 ET

PCMA Outlines 2015 Policy Agenda

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released its 2015 policy agenda, which includes reducing prescription drug costs for...

Jan 08, 2015, 12:45 ET

PCMA Statement on the FDA Advisory Committee's Vote to Approve the First U.S. Biosimilar

 Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on yesterday's Food and...

Dec 16, 2014, 15:59 ET

PCMA: Is CMS' Study on Medicare Part D Preferred Pharmacies a Pretext for Major Changes?

A study released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on preferred pharmacies in Medicare Part D should raise a new round...

Dec 11, 2014, 17:23 ET

PCMA: Lower Cost, Preferred Pharmacies Popular with Seniors in Medicare Part D

A recent analysis finds that almost nine out of 10 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans offered in the 2015 open enrollment season feature lower...

Dec 02, 2014, 16:58 ET

PCMA Statement on the 'Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act'

New legislation introduced today by U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Jim McDermott...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:51 ET

White Paper: How FDA Can Increase Competition Among Brand, Generic and Specialty Medications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can enhance competition in the pharmaceutical marketplace, helping lower prescription drug costs, according...