Content about United States Department of Defense

May 31, 2011

The House of Representatives last week passed the FY2012 Defense Authorization bill by a vote of 322 to 96. The bill includes a small increase in the Tricare Prime fee, the American Society of Military Comptrollers noted in a statement, but caps future increases at no more than the cost-of-living adjustment.

April 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association announced on Friday that they have issued a letter to Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., expressing pharmacy's support for H.R. 1092, the Military Retirees Health Care Protection Act, which would help preserve Tricare beneficiaries' access to pharmacy-based healthcare services.

February 28, 2011

Two lobbying groups representing the nation's pharmacies are emphasizing how community pharmacies can help lower prescription drug costs, as well as the importance of maintaining the right of military families and veterans to choose where they fill their prescriptions through the Tricare program.

January 28, 2011

Concerns that contracting rules affecting healthcare providers that service Tricare beneficiaries could extend to retail pharmacies has prompted the country’s largest chain pharmacy lobby to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit over the regulations.

November 14, 2010

In a ruling hailed by retail pharmacy leaders, the Department of Defense now is insisting...

October 28, 2010

A group representing the drug retailing industry commended a senator's support of the military healthcare...

October 7, 2010

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service recently announced that preparations are being made for...

September 26, 2010

Speaking with one voice, the nation’s largest chain and independent pharmacy groups gave a thumbs-up...

July 22, 2010

The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to...

July 19, 2010

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will celebrate 115 years of service and support...

July 19, 2010

Concerned about sufficient access to health services for members of the U.S. military and their...

June 3, 2010

A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2011 delivers a prize...

May 31, 2010

Moving on behalf of community pharmacy advocates, the House of Representatives has passed a military...

May 17, 2010

Fueled by sales at each of its retail outlets, the Department of Defense actively is...

March 15, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association expressed support of the U.S. Department of Defense's efforts to...

December 10, 2009

Convenience and value. That’s what community pharmacy and their retail clinic partners deliver to their...

August 6, 2009

It was one of those clear “ah-ha!” moments that don’t come around nearly often enough....

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