Last year, Benzer introduced its Dispose My Meds prescription drug take-back program in partnership with the National Community Pharmacists Association, but patients could not use it for controlled substances.
The settlement that was overturned had been approved by a judge in 2013, and was the result of a 2005 lawsuit brought by 19 retailers and trade associations but 10 of the plaintiffs, including all of the associations, rejected the settlement when it was unveiled in 2012.
NACDS and NCPA urged the Senate committee to adopt the House’s position in its version of the National Defense Authorization Act , which does not include provisions that would increase TRICARE copays, arguing that higher copays can have detrimental effects on patient health and federal spending.
Serial health care entrepreneur Rick Lee is now the company’s CEO, following his spearheading a buyout of MeYou Health backed by Ballast Point Ventures, Blue Shield of California, and several prominent individual investors.
Toohey is the former president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association, where he oversaw that industry’s federal advocacy, international trade and technology programs, as well as a veteran of PhRMA’s advocacy team.
Upsher-Smith has received the award four times in the past six years, and it was one of 12 DIANA award winners honored at the HAD’s 2016 Business and Leadership Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 13.