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Study Shows Medicare Savings When Local Pharmacies Fill 90-Day Prescriptions
Date:2/26/2013

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Mail order pharmacies are primarily owned and operated by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which also administer prescription drug plans for Medicare, employers and other plan sponsors. This dual role as both provider and program manager is an inherent conflict of interest. The companies have paid out approximately $370 million in recent years to settle claims such as fraud and deceptive practices.

Previous nationwide surveys have documented patients' preference for local pharmacies and lower satisfaction with mail order pharmacies. A January 2013 national survey of 669 Medicare Part D beneficiaries revealed hundreds of complaints about mail order pharmacies and opposition among seniors to being required to use mail order. The poll echoed the findings of the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study and a 2012 Walgreens survey that four out of five patients prefer to obtain their medications at a local pharmacy.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $88.5 billion health care marketplace, dispense nearly 40% of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 300,000 individuals, including over 62,000 pharmacists. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.word
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