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Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS’ Proposed DIR Fee Reform Garners Industry Support »
The latest effort from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is garnering industry attention. CMS on Tuesday unve...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Secretary Warns Pharma: Administration Will Push Ahead with Drug Pricing Reforms »
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday he would push ahead with drug pricing reforms despite pushback f...
Friday, October 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Proposes to Lower Drug Prices by Basing Them on Other Countries’ Costs »
By   Robert Pear , New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump proposed on Thursday that Medicare pay for...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Secretary Discusses "Plateau" Of The Opioid Epidemic »
By  Victoria Kim   10/25/18 Health Secretary Alex Azar discussed the state of the opioid epidemic at a r...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Signs Tech-Boosting Opioid Legislation Into Law »
President Trump on Wednesday signed into law opioid legislation that expands use of telehealth and aims to improve prescri...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Influenza »
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicate...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug Pricing: The Next Turns in the US Policy Debate »
Drug pricing took center stage once again with a proposal by US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Aza...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug Pricing: The Next Turns in the US Policy Debate »
Drug pricing took center stage once again with a proposal by US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Aza...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PCMA Applauds the Administration for Enacting Legislation to Curb America's Opioid Crisis »
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/  The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)  recognizes tod...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Attends Signing of Bipartisan Opioid Relief Package »
WASHINGTON  – As President Trump signs H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid R...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Efforts to Advance New Ways to Increase the Availability of Naloxone »
With the number of overdose deaths from prescription and illicit opioids doubling from 21,089 in 2010 to 42,249 in 2016, i...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Approving Wave of Generic Drugs to Lower Prices »
One of the Trump administration’s most concrete efforts to lower drug prices is an approach that’s been around for decades...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Launches Global Operation to Crack Down on Websites Selling Illegal, Potentially Dangerous Drugs »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, acted th...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Model Addresses Opioid Misuse Among Expectant and New Mothers »
Goals are to improve quality of care, increase access to treatment based on state-specific needs, and reduce expenditures...
Monday, October 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration announces State Relief and Empowerment Waivers »
States could develop innovative solutions to help their consumers combat skyrocketing premiums and limited plan options...
Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
APhA Looks to Alleviate Increasing Pressures of the Profession »
by: Michael Hogue When my wife and I graduated from pharmacy school and were licensed in 1996, we entered into practic...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Sets Medicare Diabetes Program Webinar »
CMS will hold a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program webinar on Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. to walk through the recently released...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEA to kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign »
WASHINGTON – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is gearing up to kick off its annual Red Ribbon Campaign, t...
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Proposes to Require Manufacturers to Disclose Drug Prices in Television Ads »
Proposed rule would further the Trump Administration’s commitment to lower prescription drug prices by requiring companies...
Friday, October 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Flu Hospitalization Among Pregnant Women »
Over the course of six flu seasons, getting a flu shot reduced a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from flu by a...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Secretary Azar Praises Results of President Trump’s Leadership on Drug Pricing »
On Wednesday, President Trump signed legislation that bans pharmacy gag clauses, which prevent pharmacists from informing...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Provides Continued Access to High-Quality Health Coverage Choices in 2019 »
CMS releases Star Ratings for 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Cannabis: Implications for the Practice of Pharmacy »
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (1:00PM - 2:00PM ET) *Pre-registration is required to participate.  This live webina...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
No More Secrets: Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices »
For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give customers even a clue about an easy way to save money on prescription drugs. But...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Approves Expanded Use of Gardasil 9 to Include Individuals 27 Through 45 Years Old »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV)...
Thursday, October 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Applauds Passage of Opioid Relief Package »
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 3, 2018) — National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, Pharmacist, MBA, commente...
Thursday, October 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senate Passes NACDS Policy Recommendations in Opioid Bill »
Legislation headed to President’s desk bears pharmacists’ insights from front lines of care, reflects pharmacy’s commitmen...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Accelerates Innovation and Promotes Patient Access to Medical Technology »
Reforms to Medicare’s Local Coverage Determination process will increase transparency and patient engagement in order to e...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Seeks Clarification on Pass-Through Deduction in New Tax Law »
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 3, 2018) — The National Community Pharmacists Association, which represents the owners of 22,000 sma...
Monday, October 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces New Streamlined User Experience for Medicare Beneficiaries »
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a multi-year initiative that will empower patients...
Friday, September 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. House of Representatives Passes NACDS Policy Recommendations in Opioid Bill »
NACDS lauds Congress’ decisions on e-prescribing, initial fills, drug disposal, PDMPs – and enhanced MTM eligibility...
Friday, September 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Advantage Premiums Continue to Decline While Plan Choices and Benefits Increase in 2019 »
Enrollment projected to increase while plans offer new types of supplemental benefits Today, the Centers for Medicare...
Friday, September 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gottlieb Discusses Preparations for the Upcoming Influenza Season and Vaccinations »
FDA News Release (09/27/18) Gottlieb, Scott   This week marks the official start of “flu season” for 2018-2019....
Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA-approved drug Epidiolex placed in Schedule V of Controlled Substance Act »
WASHINGTON  - The Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that Epidiolex,...
Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Differences in Strength Expression on Product Labels May Lead to Dosing Errors »
Summary The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received reports of dosing errors and confusion with the labeled str...

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