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.

March 14, 2017

Pharmacy patient care and collaboration across healthcare segments are vital to improving health and wellness nationwide, wrote Steve Anderson.

March 14, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its assessment of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP's proposal to replace Obamacare, and The Hill is outlining five of the biggest takeaways. Among them are the 24 million individuals who would be uninsured by 2026, with 14 million losing coverage next year, as well as the expected reduction in the federal deficit that the bill would bring about. The bill would also create extensive changes to Medicaid.  (The Hill)

March 14, 2017

A partnership between HRA Pharma and Ibis Reproductive Health to begin an application for an OTC oral contraceptive to the Food and Drug Administration was recently announced, researchers noted.

March 13, 2017

He served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and as deputy chief of staff from 2004–2007.

March 13, 2017

Scott Gottlieb had served as a senior adviser at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the Bush years and a decade ago served as a deputy commissioner at the FDA.

March 10, 2017

The ads state “Pharmacists provide access to better healthcare every day,” and “We’re here to provide access to health policy solutions.”

March 10, 2017

"NCPA believes these congressional committees should schedule hearings soon on S. 413 and H.R. 1038 to address this unsustainable situation," the association stated.

March 10, 2017

Of the three classes of medicine identified in the Canadian switch report, one is already available OTC in the U.S. and a second is expected to be under consideration for non-prescription status this year.

March 9, 2017

The U.S. House and Ways Committee voted 23-16 early Thursday morning to approve legislation intended to replace the Affordable Care Act.

March 9, 2017

Roughly one-third of Americans experience at least one nutrient deficiency, especially iodine, vitamin B6 and vitamin D.