Update on PBMs

Three pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) control 80 percent of the third party claims processed for prescription drugs nationally.   Employers, insurers, states and federal government agencies and others who pay prescription drug benefits for employees and beneficiaries need to be aware of the PBM [Read more...]

Pharmacy Day at WV Legislature: February 2

All pharmacists are invited to attend Pharmacy Day at the Legislature, Friday, February 2, 2018.  "This annual event affords pharmacists the opportunity to talk with their legislators about issues of importance to their pharmacy and the profession," said Richard Stevens, Executive Director. The [Read more...]

WVPA requests CMS act on Medicare programs

In a December letter to federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) WVPA Executive Director Richard Stevens expressed strong support of the agency's proposed rules requiring all price concessions from pharmacies (pharmacy DIR Fees) be reflected in the negotiated price that is made [Read more...]