Navigation Links
NCPA Statement on Florida Study About Prescription Drug Prices in Underserved Areas
Date:11/5/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Service Online has published a study called "Variation in Drug Prices at Pharmacies: Are Drug Prices Higher in Poor Areas," by Walid F. Gellad. In response, Bruce T. Roberts, RPh, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) executive vice president and CEO, issued the following statement.

"The study by Dr. Walid Gellad is helpful in raising awareness about the variation in prescription drug prices between wealthier and poorer neighborhoods in Florida, but unfortunately misses the mark in many ways. For example, more than 90 percent of prescription drug prices are set by large pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) with no ability for community pharmacies to negotiate, so these small businesses literally can't influence what their patients pay. In addition, underserved and rural communities often have a higher percentage of Medicaid and Medicare patients, making the number of cash prescriptions minimal. On a related note, using 'U&C' (usual and customary) as the data point for measuring cash pricing in the study is antiquated. In reality, U&C was an appropriate indicator decades ago when the majority of prescriptions were paid by cash; however that's now the exception rather than the rule."

"However, the study highlights one very important concern--the lack of access to a community pharmacy in rural and underserved areas. Large drugstore chains sometimes avoid these areas due to profitability concerns, often leaving pharmacy small business owners as the last hope for fulfilling the medications needs in these areas. Unfortunately, take-it-or-leave-it PBM contracts in Florida have resulted in no retail pharmacy presence in 74 ZIP codes where the median income is under $30,000, representing slightly over 185,000 people. This dynamic needs to be remedied."

"The best solution for helping those living in underserved neighborhoods is to allow community pharmacy owners to have good fait
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Community Pharmacists Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement of Eli Lilly and Company on Dr. David Egilman Settlement:
2. Takeda statement on ACTOS meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
3. Takeda Statement on ACTOS(R) (Pioglitazone HCl) Meta-Analysis Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
4. Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
5. Statement by Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr.
6. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
7. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
8. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
9. Statement on House/Senate Agreement on SCHIP Legislation
10. Statement from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
11. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, ... West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the ... and intense medical care can greatly improve a person,s chances ... which wreaks life-threatening havoc within the body by attacking multiple ... fall back on the basics of "good meticulous intensive care," ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... New research shows that people who grew up in ... 16-percent greater risk of experiencing poor health quality than ... to prison. The finding, which accounted for other forms ... of imprisonment may be independently imparting enduring physical and ... were children when this happened, and it was a ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... August 01, 2014 Did you know that ... Sarcoma Awareness Month is to raise awareness across the country ... options for, sarcoma. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly ... 2014, while 12,000 new soft tissue sarcomas will be diagnosed. ... sarcoma tumors as they are other kinds of cancer,” said ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 According ... Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive diet guide for women who ... discover a list of protein rich foods and ... keeping lean muscle mass. , Vkool writes in its review ... to readers the truth about fat burning hormones and weight ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Blindness is ... argued that the scientists of today, despite well-meaning efforts, still ... providing a definite treatment for reversing blindness that does not ... sense, this is where alternative medicine takes the “slack” from ... on expensive treatments or harmful surgeries. , Alternative health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival 2Health News:There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival 3Health News:Jailed family member increases risks for kids' adult health 2Health News:Jailed family member increases risks for kids' adult health 3Health News:July Was Sarcoma Awareness Month! 2Health News:July Was Sarcoma Awareness Month! 3Health News:July Was Sarcoma Awareness Month! 4Health News:The Metabolic Switch Diet PDF Review Exposes Sally Asher's Diet Guide For Boosting Metabolism – Vkool.com 2Health News:The Metabolic Switch Diet PDF Review Exposes Sally Asher's Diet Guide For Boosting Metabolism – Vkool.com 3Health News:The Miracle Cure Review | The Unbeatable Secret to Reversing Any Vision Problem – Vinamy.com 2
... breast conservation surgery is the most common type of ... surgery is that only part of the breast is ... appearance of the breast, which may be disfigured, dented ... Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society ...
... Business Alliance will help to raise funds and ... Logistics, an industry leader,focused on single-source supply chain ... K2 Logistics, headquartered in Eagan, announced,today its K2 ... (PAM) Team. Also joining in the fight against ...
... 90th Annual MeetingENDO 08will be held at the Moscone ... , Reporters can register here: http://www.endo-society.org/media/ENDO-08/ ... the world are expected to assemble for this premier ... , It is the opportunity for journalists to learn ...
... from 11 to 17 years of age smoke. This ... and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), performed ... sociologist Thomas Lampert in the current edition of Deutsches ... The analysis of tobacco consumption by children and adolescents ...
... International,Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX ) a leading independent ... the People,s Republic of China, today,announced that Roberta ... following investment conferences in New York City:, ... being held,from May 19-20, 2008 at The Waldorf ...
... Offerings Thus ... Far, ... health care system or state legislation,mandating coverage. Instead, they prefer relying on ... and the National Business Group on Health., More than three-quarters (84 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breast reconstruction advances fix distortions left by lumpectomy 2Health News:K2 Logistics & Strategic Warehousing Join The Parkinson Association of Minnesota (PAM) Team! 2Health News:K2 Logistics & Strategic Warehousing Join The Parkinson Association of Minnesota (PAM) Team! 3Health News:ENDO 08: Latest news on hormones, steroids, obesity, diabetes and more 2Health News:Chindex International, Inc. to Present at China Investment Conferences in New York City - May 20, 21, 22; Conferences Presented By Brean Murray, Carret & Co., Oppenhiemer & Co. and Citigroup 2Health News:Chindex International, Inc. to Present at China Investment Conferences in New York City - May 20, 21, 22; Conferences Presented By Brean Murray, Carret & Co., Oppenhiemer & Co. and Citigroup 3Health News:Most Companies Oppose Single-Payer Health Care System, State Coverage Mandates 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Decision Resources ... brought about by the Affordable Care Act ... prescribing of pharmaceutical therapies. The ACA altered ... through new regulations and expanded access via ... the health exchanges—state-based marketplaces set up by ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014 Touro University California,s ... been selected as the recipient of a $150,000 grant ... allow the University to increase research and classroom space ... state-of-the-art technology for the study of health sciences, and ... diverse needs and interests of our students," said ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 For its innovative modular Biomedical ... , Art,s-Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute ... in over 30 categories, MBI,s contest is the commercial ... include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. ... the capability of our team," said Dan Palmer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Exchanges Drive Change In MCO Strategies And Physician Prescribing Decisions; Impact On Pharma Mixed 2Health Exchanges Drive Change In MCO Strategies And Physician Prescribing Decisions; Impact On Pharma Mixed 3Health Exchanges Drive Change In MCO Strategies And Physician Prescribing Decisions; Impact On Pharma Mixed 4Touro University California Garners Grant From Long Foundation 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 3Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 4
... Institute, the leading provider of specialized training solutions ... subsidiary of Campbell Alliance, announced today the completion ... Area Essentials™ e-course series.  This series ... biotech R&D and commercial professionals.  It includes 155 ...
... Calif., June 20, 2011 Inogen has been honored ... the Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator.  The Medical Design ... exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of ... by Goleta, California based Inogen, Inc. is used to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Therapeutic Area Essentials "Class of 2011" Brings Current Disease State Training to Pharma 2Inogen One Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award 2
... The Forceps Are Available In Two Models: ... Are Compressed, The Jaws Close. The Other ... The Handles Are Compressed The Jaws Open., ,The ... To Be Inserted Through A 1.1mm Incision. These ...
... Turned 90 Degrees To Allow Full ... Incising Tissue. ,Special Mirror-Polished Double Footplate Construction ... Extension Settings Of 0.5mm, 0.55mm, 0.6mm, ... Wide Snub Nose Diamond Blade Is ...
2.5V Halogen source, fiber-optic delivery, 2.5X magnification....
2.5V Halogen source, fiber-optic delivery, 3X magnification, pocket-sized....
Medicine Products: