legislation

Pharmacists Are Flying In to Washington to Talk and PersuadeDIR fees top pharmacy legislator meetings.
New Mexico Takes Big Step Against Opioid Epidemic
New Mexico Takes Big Step Against Opioid EpidemicNew legislation could be a model for other states.
Legislation Benefits Patients in Medically Underserved Communities
Legislation Benefits Patients in Medically Underserved CommunitiesPharmacists could become providers helping serve patients with limited healthcare access.
Business Group Makes Price Recommendations for Specialty Drugs
Business Group Makes Price Recommendations for Specialty DrugsThe high cost of specialty drugs demands a change in Washington, according to a report.
Pharmacists Pushing for DIR Relief
Pharmacists Pushing for DIR ReliefCommunity pharmacists fight against financial pressure for their survival.
MD ODs look to order tests, Rx all agents, remove foreign bodiesThe Maryland Optometric Association (MOA) introduced a bill to the state legislature that would expand its scope of practice in the state. The bill would allow ODs to order tests, Rx all agents, remove foreign bodies and put Maryland (MD) on par with other states.
Top 10 takeaways from managed healthcare State of Industry SurveyFind out how healthcare executives feel about the industry moving into 2017.
1-800 Contacts ramps up legislative fights
1-800 Contacts ramps up legislative fights1-800 Contacts is ramping up its fight against organized optometry at the state and federal levels over legislation that would change important aspects of contact lens prescriptions and dispensing, such as longer expiration dates, elimination of contact lens brand on the Rx, and enacting a contact lens patient bill of rights.
Six ways Trump’s healthcare plan differs from ObamacareRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently unveiled his 7-point healthcare plan. Find out more.
What's new in optometry lawThis is the second in a series of regular legislative updates on new laws that affect optometrists around the country. The laws governing optometrists across the country are constantly evolving, so it can be hard to keep track of who can do what from state to state. New laws in one state can lay the groundwork for similar changes in another.