May 24, 2011

Reps. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., on Monday introduced legislation that would exempt community pharmacies with less than 10 locations from having to participate in Medicare competitive acquisition programs and pricing when it comes to the sale of blood-glucose meters and supplies.

March 29, 2011

Raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65 to 67 years in 2014 would generate an estimated $7.6 billion in net savings to the federal government, but also would result in an estimated net increase of $5.6 billion in out-of-pocket costs for 65- and 66-year-olds, as well as $4.5 billion in employer retiree healthcare costs, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation projection of the potential change suggested by several deficit-reduction plans.

March 9, 2011

A report by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General found that beneficiary premiums in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program are higher than than they should be, due to overpayments to plan sponsors, including pharmacy benefit managers.

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

October 14, 2010

A plan by health insurer Humana and Walmart to offer a cheap prescription drug plan...

October 10, 2010

The chain pharmacy lobby is urging Congress to delay a plan by federal health officials...

September 14, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday issued a statement to the House...

August 25, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday expanded Medicare coverage of evidence-based tobacco-cessation...

July 18, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing an agreement by Fox Insurance to begin paying overdue...

July 13, 2010

Two groups representing the nation's pharmacies are urging doctors to enroll or update their records...

July 7, 2010

Fearing that the implementation of an electronic provider enrollment program for Medicare Part B in...

June 29, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is objecting to a move by the Centers...

June 16, 2010

The independent pharmacy lobby is hailing a new effort by congressional Democrats to shield owner-operated...

March 9, 2010

Two organizations representing the drug retailing industry and the nation's independent pharmacies applauded the passage...

March 2, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

February 16, 2010

A substantial number of elderly people could lose access to medical supplies if a pared-down...

December 22, 2009

What do diabetes supplies for retail pharmacy Medicare patients, the Pittsburgh Steelers' chance of defending...

October 15, 2009

It’s like “Whack-a-Mole,” that game-arcade exercise in quick reflexes and frustration....