Medicare Part D

Do Preferred Pharmacy Networks Save Money for Part D Beneficiaries?
Do Preferred Pharmacy Networks Save Money for Part D Beneficiaries?A new Oliver Wyman reveals costly findings about Part D beneficiaries enrolled in plans without preferred pharmacy networks.
Opioid prescription limits gain support
Opioid prescription limits gain supportA pharmacist organization is among the supporters of a new Medicare Part D proposal, which calls for a 7-day supply limit on opioid prescriptions.
CMS Proposes Part D Opioid Limits, Pharmacy Reacts
CMS Proposes Part D Opioid Limits, Pharmacy ReactsPharmacy groups are praising new Medicare Part D opioid limits.
New DIR Proposal Supported by Chains, Pharmacy Organizations
New DIR Proposal Supported by Chains, Pharmacy OrganizationsCMS is considering big changes to DIR fees and pharmacists are excited.
Top 7 Challenges (and Opportunities) for Pharmacy in 2018
Top 7 Challenges (and Opportunities) for Pharmacy in 2018What’s the difference between a challenge and an opportunity? In 2018, for pharmacy, they may be the same thing.
Is there a simple fix for the Part D discount program?A poll from the Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines, has interesting findings about placing biosimilars and branded biologics on a level playing field to save money.
Potential CVS-Aetna merger: Key takeaways for health execsThe CVS Health-Aetna potential merger will have healthcare executives rethinking traditional industry competitors. Here’s why.
Study: Formularies may be key to alleviating opioid epidemicNew Yale University research offers stunning findings about drug formulary coverage and prescribing opioids.
Report: Community Pharmacy Has Broadened Scope of Services
Report: Community Pharmacy Has Broadened Scope of ServicesA new NCPA report highlights the role of community pharmacies.
Removing DIR Fees Could Save Billions
Removing DIR Fees Could Save BillionsA study commissioned by the NCPA shows the effect of DIR fees.