April 14, 2017

The Canadian Pharmacists Association on Thursday expressed its concern over pharmacists being left out of recently introduced legislation tweaking the country’s marijuana laws to legalize recreational pot while preserving a separate stream for medical marijuana. 

April 14, 2017

Legislation pending in both houses of Congress regarding DIR, or direct and indirect remuneration, fees are giving hope to drug stores and two of the industry’s largest advocacy groups that pharmacy benefits management companies will stop retroactively reducing payments.

April 14, 2017

State senators voted 22-9 in favor of approving a measure intended to help ease the state’s growing opioid epidemic.

April 14, 2017
The National Retail Federation has launched the next phase of a television and digital ad campaign against the tax, which is included in the House Republican tax reform plan.
April 14, 2017

This could be the year. Movement again is occurring in Congress on legislation that would confer professional provider status on pharmacists serving millions of older Americans in many parts of the country.

April 7, 2017

Retired Four-Star Marine Gen. John Allen, speak at the Business Program on Sunday, April 23, while Richard W. Fisher, who served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to 2015, will speak at the Business Program on Tuesday, April 25.
 

April 6, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized 23andMe to market its Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk tests for 10 diseases or conditions directly to consumers.

April 6, 2017

Thomas Moriarty, who joined the company in 2012, will bring together corporate communications, legal, government affairs and public policy under one operating unit to manage the company's external affairs in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country.

April 6, 2017

The National Community Pharmacists Association is backing legislation that it says would improve pharmacy access for seniors with Medicare Part D drug plans.

April 3, 2017

Align Public Strategies managing partner Joe Kefauver takes a look at what the latest appointment to the Supreme Court could mean for the retail industry if he is confirmed. 

March 30, 2017

Four-out-of-five registered voters in Washington state believe that pharmacy benefits should be covered under Medicaid, according to a survey conducted by Morning Consult.

March 30, 2017

The support is up from last year, when more than 95 health care organizations signaled their support in similar letters to the House and Senate last September.

March 30, 2017

NPA members discussed several important issues including inclusion of dietary supplement coverage for reimbursement under HSAs and FSAs.

March 30, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 29, that First Amendment free speech rights should be considered when determining how merchants disclose to their shoppers that credit card swipe fees can drive up the price of merchandise.

March 29, 2017

HB2190, which passed 81-8, amends the states medical marijuana guidelines to require medical marijuana dispensaries to appoint a pharmacist consultant who, would develop and provide training to the dispensary at least once a year and spearhead educational efforts for patients. 

March 29, 2017

2017’s theme, “Making an Impact in Patient Care,” served as a mandate for attendees to step up efforts in patient care and demonstrate why pharmacists should have a much larger role in any new federal health care policy.

March 29, 2017

If approved, former FDA Deputy Commissioner Scott Gottlieb would make streamlining drug approvals his top priority.

March 27, 2017
 As Congress debated the American Health Care Act, Genoa CEO John Figueroa spoke with Drug Store News about what a replacement should do for the behavioral health patient population.
 
March 24, 2017

After a week spent trying to whip the 215 votes needed to pass the American Health Care Act, Republican leadership withdrew the bill from consideration Friday afternoon, sending the House into recess and leaving the Affordable Care Act in place.

March 23, 2017
The Hill reported that a House of Representatives vote planned Thursday evening for the American Health Care Act — the bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — had been postponed Thursday afternoon. The bill reportedly lacked the necessary 215 votes to pass the House, and there was a House Republican Conference meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer predicting the bill would still a vote Thursday. (The Hill)
 
March 21, 2017

The Fly-In will feature a legislative briefing with former Rep. Jim McCrery, partner at Capitol Counsel, and a breakfast keynoted by Jayne O’Donnell, health care reporter for USA Today.

March 17, 2017

The American Pharmacists Association is weighing in on what it says would be an ideal addition to any health care reform efforts: patient access to pharmacist-provided services and affordable, safe medications. 

March 15, 2017

The bill, the Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act, would take several steps to improve transparency, Sen. Wyden, D-Ore., noted.

March 14, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently collaborated with the Florida Department of Health to conduct additional analysis of locally acquired Zika cases, including analysis of resident travel patterns in Florida.