NACDS Applauds Massachusetts E-prescribing Law to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-seven percent of Massachusetts voters support e-prescribing requirement as fraud-and-abuse-prevention strategy

2018-08-14T13:36:14+00:00Aug-14-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Eleven states now have enacted an NACDS-backed mandate, including five that have enacted such legislation this year. Legislation is pending in four additional states. At the federal level, NACDS has endorsed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528 and S. 2460).

NACDS Applauds Missouri Pro-Pharmacy Legislation to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-two percent of Missouri voters support limiting the initial fill of certain opioid prescriptions to seven days

2018-07-11T18:26:33+00:00Jul-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

NACDS is recognizing the leadership of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, the Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri state legislators, Gov. Mike Parson (R) and bill sponsor Sen. David Sater (R) for the enactment of SB 826 in Missouri.

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA File Key Legal Brief in Washington State Medicaid Lawsuit State reimburses pharmacies significantly lower than any other state in the country, impeding patient access to care; Groups also urge CMS to require Washington State to comply with federal Medicaid reimbursement law

2018-06-27T13:25:54+00:00Jun-27-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

Three pharmacy associations filed an important legal brief this week with the Washington State Court of Appeals, challenging the state’s refusal to reimburse community pharmacies for the costs of providing care and services to disadvantaged Medicaid patients.

NACDS Praises Tennessee E-prescribing Law to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse 74 percent of Tennessee voters support e-prescribing requirement as fraud-and-abuse-prevention strategy

2018-05-09T12:37:57+00:00May-09-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law House Bill 1993, which requires that on or after January 1, 2020, prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances in the state of Tennessee must be issued as an electronic prescription from the person issuing the prescription to a pharmacy.

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA File Pivotal Brief in Washington State Medicaid Lawsuit State rule does not make required adjustments for prescriptions to Medicaid patients; threatens patient access

2017-10-26T13:39:48+00:00Oct-26-17|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

NACDS, WSPA and NCPA argue that the state is violating federal and state laws potentially hindering Medicaid patient access to care. These laws protect patient access to medications by requiring the state to reimburse community pharmacies for the actual cost of dispensing medications.

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA Sue Washington State to Stop Unlawful Medicaid Rule That Threatens Patient Care In violation of law, state plan would reimburse pharmacies below the actual cost of dispensing prescriptions to Medicaid patients

2017-03-30T16:08:27+00:00Mar-30-17|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Olympia, WA – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today sued the State of Washington to stop a “substantively […]

NACDS Supports Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin’s Innovative Project to Optimize Patient Care Community pharmacy based pilot helps expand pharmacists’ role in direct patient care services

2017-03-14T23:45:04+00:00Oct-12-16|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

Arlington, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), in partnership with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, today announced plans to move forward with a new practice model to improve patient access to […]

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