• Nov 06, 2015
    The FDA again delayed the enforcement of product tracing requirements for pharmacies under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of the Drug Quality and Security Act, noting that March 1, 2016 will be the new effective date. The requirements took effect on July 1, but FDA noted at the time that it would not enforce the act until Nov. 1.
  • Oct 26, 2015
    Medicare beneficiaries should to be reviewing their 2016 Medicare Part D plan choices now as the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for beneficiaries runs from October 15 to December 7, 2015. NCPA has created resources to prepare and help you in assisting your patients.
  • Oct 26, 2015
    Beginning November 1, 2015, DSCSA requires dispensers to track and receive lot-level documentation on every product they purchase and this transactional product documentation must be retained for six years. The original enforcement date was July 1, 2015.
  • Aug 12, 2015
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the bidding timeline for Round 1 2017 of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.
  • Jun 30, 2015
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not intend to take action against dispensers who, prior to November 1, 2015, accept ownership of product without receiving the product tracing information.
  • Jun 19, 2015
    The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which is Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), mandates a full supply chain traceability system from pharmaceutical manufacturer to pharmacy dispenser for prescription drugs being distributed in the United States. Beginning July 1, 2015, DSCSA requires dispensers to track receive lot-level documentation on every product they purchase, including: 1. Transaction History (TH); 2. Transaction Information (TI); and, 3. Transaction Statement (TS). This information will be supplied by drug wholesalers and manufacturers. You must retain transactional product documentation for six years.