Navigation Links
NCPA Statement on House Judiciary Committee Approving Bill Restoring Fairness to Contract Negotiations for Prescription Drug Plans
Date:11/7/2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Judiciary Committee today approved H.R.971, the Community Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2007. The bill restores fairness to the contract negotiations process between the small business owners of community pharmacies and the giant pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) who administer prescription drug plans. In response Bruce Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) issued the following statement:

"We are grateful to the House Judiciary Committee for approving H.R. 971 today. This bill provides much needed regulatory relief for independent pharmacies in competing with larger pharmacy retailers; while also allowing these small business owners to continue providing their valuable healthcare services for patients. Currently, PBMs dictate reimbursement rates and patient care provisions to independent pharmacies when setting contract terms. This anti-free market dynamic is due to PBMs unchecked market power, while the average independent pharmacy has only $3.6 million in pharmacy sales. PBMs dictate terms to independent pharmacies with no ability to negotiate because current laws prohibit independent pharmacies from joining together to correct this inequity.

"H.R. 971 gives independent pharmacies the ability they desperately need by leveling the playing field with PBMs in the ever changing pharmacy marketplace. As we all know, when there is competition at the retail level, consumers win with more choices and a higher quality of service and care.

"We encourage the House leadership to bring H.R. 971 for a vote and for the Senate Judiciary Committee to have a hearing and mark-up on their companion bill S. 2161. Without these actions the momentum of today will be stalled and the problem will continue."

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents the nation's community pharmacists, including the
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Community Pharmacists Association
Copyright©2007 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:8/22/2014)... THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The air ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday. Significant progress ... in urban air in recent decades, the agency said ... been a nearly 60 percent reduction in mercury from ... decline in benzene, and an 84 percent fall in ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... with very low levels of nicotine may reduce ... to a new study from the University of ... journal Cancer Epidemiology monitored the smoking ... three types of cigarettes with markedly reduced nicotine ... cigarette brandsall of which have very similar levels ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Goats are taking over ... Foods, attends the 10th annual Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room. ... try the best new products for kids on August 23 ... p.m., and we’ll be encouraging them to #GoGoat for L.A. ... excited to present our gentle, non-GMO goat milk foods to ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... For the fourth time, TharpeRobbins, a global leader ... received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine. ... remains on the exclusive list of top 5000 fastest ... the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013. , ... list for a fourth time," says Brett Tharpe, CEO ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ... that has become known as the premier event for ... Body Boot Camp founder, fitness marketing expert and Spike TV ... has always been strictly for Fit Body franchise owners. This ... known for sharing some really great information from some really ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says 2Health News:Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels 2Health News:#GoGoat with Kabrita at the Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room 2Health News:For The Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List 2Health News:For The Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List 3Health News:Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 2014 Set To Maintain Reputation as Fitness Boot Camp Marketing Event of the Year 2Health News:Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 2014 Set To Maintain Reputation as Fitness Boot Camp Marketing Event of the Year 3
... Consuming Vitamin B ,With the rising costs of healthcare, ... a cheap and effective way of warding off health ... and heart disease//. ,Research in the past ... acid known to be a marker of cardiovascular disease ...
... bald mice to get fur on the body, says a ... C. Thompson and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University School// of ... encodes a protein that is essential for hair follicle regeneration. ... Hairless gene, hair growth is initially normal. But once hair ...
... Sometimes the answers to complex problems lies at hand but ... case with a new anti obesity drug//. A weight control ... monitor body fat content may yield new approaches for treating ... further suggest that particular variants of the protein SH2-B might ...
... is considering whether to temporarily ban the Environmental Protection ... a pesticide should be marketed//. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill ... moratorium on the conduct and use of studies that ... conducted by companies seeking to have their pesticides approved ...
... Manipur have hope at hand with an international aid ... care and treatment//.,The Nobel prize-winning Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) ... understanding with the Manipur government to provide healthcare services, ... Dutch chapter of the MSF would be involved in ...
... some people vulnerable to suffer from the dreaded disease ... diagnose the risk//. ,According to the most complete ... the researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee at ... in San Diego, a cluster of genes on chromosome ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:An Answer To Obesity: Weight Control Protein 2Health News:US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans 2Health News:Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Publicis Groupe ... Hartley , Managing Partner and Healthcare Industry Group Leader, ... 100, which recognizes the most inspiring people in the ... leaders in research and development, marketing, technology, creativity, strategy ... in 2006 as a partner in its leading Rosetta ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today ... third straight year, No. 349 in Health on ... of the nation,s fastest-growing private companies. The list ... important segment of the economy—America,s independent entrepreneurs. Companies ... LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Zacks.com announces the list of stocks ... Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks ... include the Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ - Free Report ), IBM ... (NYSE: SB - Free Report ), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: ... (NYSE: FI - Free Report ). Today, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shannon Hartley Shines in PharmaVOICE 100 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 7The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 8The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 9The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 10The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 11
... 2, 2010 A newly released patient registry ... metal heads which articulate against polyethylene lined cups ... to implants made from any other material five ... polyethylene (XLPE), the materials in VERILAST Technology from ...
... 2010 Curemark, LLC , ( www.curemark.com ), ... treatment of neurological diseases, announced that four additional sites ... clinical trials for the company,s autism treatment CM-AT ... Institute for Behavioral Medicine, Smyrna, Georgia Cyn3rgy Research, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Report Indicates VERILAST™ Technology From Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics has Lowest Revision Rate Among all Hip Replacement Materials 2New Report Indicates VERILAST™ Technology From Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics has Lowest Revision Rate Among all Hip Replacement Materials 3New Report Indicates VERILAST™ Technology From Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics has Lowest Revision Rate Among all Hip Replacement Materials 4Curemark Announces Four New Sites Participating in Autism Study 2
The Olympus continuous flow cystoscope was especially designed for laser treatment of the prostate and for collagen injection....
... Prostatron® System uses Cooled ... -TUMT®) to deliver precisely ... heat and destroy hyperplastic ... unique cooling mechanism simultaneously ...
... provides diagnostic testing in an easily ... a PCMCIA card,providing you diagnostic testing ... full-featured and performs all the,measurements performed ... to Office,Medic software for real-time data ...
... is a simple "1, 2, 3 ... compact with a streamline design It ... 13.5 lbs. It rapidly charges to ... full summary pre- & post-event documentation ...
Medicine Products: