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  • Nov 20, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes a number of changes that, if finalized, will ensure that Part D Medicare enrollees have access to more affordable prescription drugs and more robust prescription drug coverage at the pharmacy they prefer. The rule also gives health plans a new tool to combat the opioid crisis.
  • Nov 17, 2017
    Though Amazon’s pharmacy involvement could presumably disrupt both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors of the pharmaceutical supply chain, it is most likely to initially enter into the medical device or cash prescription business. It was disclosed this week that in at least two of the states that Amazon had applied for wholesale drug/device distribution licenses that the company didn’t intend on selling prescription drugs.
  • Nov 16, 2017
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today previewed new legislation that will empower patients and promote transparency by requiring the pharmaceutical industry to provide more information about the cost of drugs in their advertisements.

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