Month: May 2014

Pharmacist Reed Finishes Second for GOP Nomination to West Virginia U.S. House Seat

NCPA member Ken Reed, running in his first political race, took second place in a field of seven seeking the Republican nomination in West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. Reed received 22% of the vote in the May 13 primary to

Pharmacist Carter in Runoff for GOP Nomination to Georgia U.S. House Seat

NCPA member Buddy Carter finished first among six contenders for the Republican nomination in Georgia’s 1st congressional district. Carter took 36.2% of the vote in the May 20 primary. He’ll face Bob Johnson, a surgeon and ex-Army Ranger, who finished

Labor Department to Study PBMs

An advisory panel that makes policy recommendations to the Secretary of Labor is looking into PBM compensation and fee disclosure. One area of questioning at a three-day meeting planned in June: “…are PBMs incentivized to structure formularies to encourage the

New ‘Track-and-Trace’ Rule Moving Ahead

NCPA represented independent community pharmacy interests at a recent FDA workshop on its proposed prescription drug tracking system. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and dispensers discussed implementation of a new “track-and-trace” supply chain security system required by law. FDA must issue a draft

Support Picks Up for Legislation to Open Preferred Networks

Seven House members are now signed on to bipartisan legislation designed to bring fairness to preferred networks for pharmacies and patients. Initiated by Reps. Griffith (R-Va.) and Welch (Vt.) on May 6, now they have been joined on H.R. 4577

Medicare Will Require MAC Transparency as NCPA Urged

NCPA has commended Medicare for taking positive steps on generic drug reimbursement procedures by Part D plans, actions NCPA has tirelessly advocated for years. Last Monday CMS said for the 2016 plan year it would require sponsors to both disclose

Updates to DPW Website

Below are recent updates to the DPW Website. Please check the “What’s New” page on the website frequently for new additions. 01-14-17 A Medical Assistance Bulletin entitled Prior Authorization of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) – Pharmacy Services 01-14-18 A Medical Assistance Bulletin