• Apr 06, 2018
    IPC has been supporting the efforts of various Kentucky pharmacy groups to end the prescription below cost payments by Kentucky Medicaid's MCO's to Kentucky pharmacies. Kentucky State SB 5 sponsor Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) pushed through the Kentucky Legislature unanimously a bill (SB 5) to address these underwater payments. The bill now sits on the desk of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for his consideration.
  • Mar 28, 2018
    NY Legislature Considering an Unprecedented Pass Through Tax On Every Opioid Prescription Order in the State. Your Voice Needed Today To Tell Them NO. As both an independent pharmacy GPO and a wholesaler, IPC has been working closely with other independent pharmacy interest in closely monitoring a proposal in New York State to impose the first in the nation tax - somewhere between 2 -2.5% per order - on every opioid prescription "first sale" (unclear how it would be defined) in the State of New York.
  • Mar 26, 2018
    Florida Becomes the Latest State to Enact Important PBM Legislation. After months of IPC's coordinated effort as part of the Florida Independent Pharmacy Network to advocate for the "Drug Pricing Transparency Act" we have achieved success! Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed HB351 into law on March 23rd!
  • Mar 22, 2018
    Thank you to all the efforts of the Florida Independent Pharmacy Network, especially our member stores. The "Drug Pricing Transparency Act" passed out of the Florida House (115-0) and Florida Senate (37-0) UNANIMOUSLY before the Florida Legislature adjourned on March 11
  • Mar 21, 2018
    On March 15, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a PBM Licensure Bill into law, granting power to the insurance commission to regulate how PBMs operate in the state and hold them accountable for their practices. The Arkansas Pharmacist Association recently reported that of 270 commonly used medications, the spread between what was paid to pharmacies and billed to the state was on average more than $60.
  • Mar 20, 2018
    Contact Committee Members To Vote YES On HF3024 and HF3012. Minnesota Bills Will End Pharmacy "Gag Orders" In Order to Help Your Patients. This year, IPC is part of a coalition of pharmacy groups working with the Minnesota Pharmacists Association to advocate for a package of PBM reform bills.