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Community Pharmacists Endorse Bipartisan Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act
Date:5/24/2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association today endorsed the Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011, which would protect patients' ability to go to the pharmacy of their choice, eliminate needless pharmaceutical spending and allow legitimate anti-fraud oversight, while avoiding abusive pharmacy audits.

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"This bipartisan legislation would implement some badly needed reforms to give consumers new rights, reduce wasteful pharmaceutical spending and level the pharmacy playing field," said Robert Greenwood, RPh, NCPA President and Waterloo, Iowa, pharmacy owner.

Introduced by U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the bill would:

  • Give patients a true choice of pharmacy. Patients would be protected from having limited access to their pharmacy of choice or being financially punished for having their prescription filled at a community pharmacy rather than one owned by their plan's pharmacy benefit manager (PBM).
  • Establish new consumer protections. Sensitive patient information could not be sold by a PBM without the health plan being notified in advance. In addition, patients would be shielded from solicitations by pharmacy benefit managers until the patient and plan provide written consent.
  • Eliminate wasteful pharmaceutical spending. Billion-dollar middlemen, the major PBMs like CVS Caremark, Medco and Express Scripts face an inherent conflict of interest as both pharmacy benefit administrators and pharmacy providers. They have paid

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