While laying out her vision for the Association, NCPA Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger stated that our “shared goal must be to ensure that independent community pharmacists continue to be indispensible to patients and America’s health care system.” New reports illustrate how the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic proved to be an excellent example of that goal in action.
Archive for November, 2010
Tags: immunization, pharmacist
Community Pharmacists Leading the Way on Generic Drug Utilization, While PBMs Addicted to Brand Name RebatesPublished November 12, 2010 pharmacy benefit managers 5 Comments
Tags: pharmacy benefit managers
New data affirms an important, if under-appreciated trend: Community pharmacists continue to achieve significant savings for patients and payers through dispensing generic drugs and at rates significantly higher than at the largest mail order pharmacies.
Kudos to ABC’s “Good Morning America” for broadcasting a segment this week suggesting that patients talk to their local pharmacists – an untapped resource – before mixing medicines.
The 2010 election changed the political landscape as Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives and in state governments, while Democrats face a narrower majority in the Senate. But what does it mean to community pharmacists trying to provide their patients with accessible, high-quality and cost-effective care?
Tags: CVS Caremark
With CVS Caremark’s third quarter 2010 investors call this week and Walgreens’ reported plans to sell off its pharmacy benefit management business, it’s an appropriate time to (again) ask: Would divestiture of the PBM Caremark be in everyone’s best interests?