NACDS continues to engage with congressional stakeholders following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of the Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule--or Medicaid AMP Rule--on January 21, which would significantly change pharmacy reimbursement for both brand and generic drugs dispensed to the Medicaid population.
…the meeting provided regional pharmacy chains with a forum to examine their place in the market and exchange ideas about the best ways to meet the evolving needs of customers and, in the process, maintain their viability.
In an election year where seemingly anything goes, one thing is certain: very little. Everything is up for grabs as political parties vie for young voters' fealty. The Wall Street Journal starkly reported yesterday that “for the first time, millennials will match baby boomers as a share of the electorate.”
Music legend Tony Bennett won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards last night for The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. The New York Times said the album conveys "a trademark commitment to the American songbook" and noted that the 89-year-old Bennett "radiates pluck and purpose" and "a conviction that what matters is the drive to keep going."
NACDS is actively engaged in advocacy efforts urging Congress to support a TRICARE pilot program, which would allow Department of Defense acquisition cost parity for prescriptions obtained at retail pharmacies. The targeted efforts are underway as Congress prepares to mark up the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).