More than 200 members of Americans for Affordable Products state in letter to politicians that BAT is tantamount to “a ‘cost of living tax’ that will make the lives of millions of middle-class Americans harder and more expensive.”
Approximately 530 Alabama independent drug store owners are seeking relief of as much as $5,000 per store per year in business license fees by excluding prescription sales from gross receipts, according to a report published Friday by the Alabama Media Group. State legislation has been introduced to that end, but is opposed by local municipalities looking at stark revenue reductions. "Cities like Montgomery and Mobile claim the hit would be excessive," the report noted. "In Mobile, city officials estimate that computing a store's gross sales by including prescription medicine has brought in an average of $465,000 annually for the past five years." (AL.com)
Panelists offered perspectives on efforts currently underway to move the healthcare system toward one that rewards innovation, delivers better quality and puts the patient at the center of the value equation.
"Changes in Washington, state capitals and the private sector present new opportunities and challenges for community pharmacists,” stated Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO, in support of a new alignment strategy.
The sleep apnea solution is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration and is expected to be available soon.
DIRs are as much about patient access as it is about pharmacy business issues.
The defendants marketed their products with claims that they could treat medical conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, bipolar disorder, brain injury and epilepsy.
President’s first choice for the position, Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration following criticism he faced about his opposition to raising the minimum wage.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid, Walmart and Target had already joined the Americans for Affordable Products coalition in an effort to stop the BAT.
The partnership will give NPA members preferential access for their manufacturing facilities to become Informed-Choice Certified sites, NPA noted.