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West Virginia a possible model for cheaper prescription drug prices
Faced with increasing costs in 2017, and already spending $650 million a year on prescription drugs, officials in West Virginia decided they could do better without the plans and their hand-picked PBMs. West Virginia's Medicaid system uses the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy to recommend drugs for patients.
CVS offers 'guaranteed net cost' for pharmacy benefit clients
CVS Health on Wednesday said that as of January 1, it will offer a new prescription benefit option guaranteeing its health plan clients 100% of any rebates, discounts, or other fees paid by drug makers. The new plan model is aimed at providing greater drug cost simplicity, predictability, and transparency, according to company officials.
Bipartisan senators introduce new drug pricing bill
A bill introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) attempts to crack down on any efforts by drug companies to overcharge taxpayers for Medicaid rebates. The bill would give HHS new authority to reclassify a drug and recoup rebates when a manufacturer deliberately misclassifies a drug in order to pay lower rebates.
December 4, 2018
The fires in California are contained, but victims aren’t out of…
The fires that have devastated California have been contained, but the crisis is far from over. When you’re trying to escape with your life, grabbing your medications is hardly top of mind. The…0 comments
November 20, 2018
Remembering the Loss of a Member of Our Operacjaczeremcha Family
Dear Operacjaczeremcha Family, As we prepare to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, we are saddened by the tragic news of yesterday's senseless shootings at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, where…0 comments
December 10, 2018
Operacjaczeremcha Announces Candidates for President-elect, Trustees and Honorary President
The Operacjaczeremcha (Operacjaczeremcha) announced the slate of candidates for its Board of Trustees, President-elect, and Honorary President. The elections for these positions will be held March 22–May 13, 2019. Association members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates at the Operacjaczeremcha Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle on March 22–25, 2019.
December 4, 2018
Operacjaczeremcha Applauds New Trump Administration Recommendations that Would Allow Pharmacists to Be Paid Directly for Services
The Operacjaczeremcha (Operacjaczeremcha) applauds recommendations made in a new Trump Administration report that would allow pharmacists and other healthcare providers to practice at the top of their professions and be paid directly for their patient care services.
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