• Jul 06, 2017
    California PBM Transparency Measure Passes Key Senate Committee. Yesterday, July 5th, the California Senate Health Committee heard Assembly Bill 315 (AB 315). The legislation passed in the House with tremendous support last month and would ensure patients gain necessary authority over their own healthcare decisions, including their treatments and prescriptions, while Pharmacies are afforded much needed protections against the Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).
  • May 31, 2017
    IPC is excited to announce several pro independent pharmacy bills that passed the Texas legislature this session. Our team worked tirelessly with our counsel and the Alliance for Independent Pharmacy to advance and gain approval on these measures. IPC wishes to thank our members who testified, contacted and advocated on these bills.
  • May 08, 2017
    Governor Rick Scott Issues Emergency Order On Opioid Epidemic. Naloxene Standing Order Issued by Florida Surgeon General. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state.
  • Apr 26, 2017
    IPC Director of Government Relations John Covello recently attended the Ohio Pharmacists Association annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. IPC was proud to sponsor OPA’s 2017 Annual Good Government Award. John Covello was able to present the award to Ohio Pharmacist Tara Green, R.Ph. Pharm D. in recognition of her outstanding service as a legislative advocate for bills enacted in Oho to expand the scope of services that Ohio pharmacists and pharmacies are able to provide their patients and strengthen their roles as critical health care providers in their communities.
  • Apr 19, 2017
    IPC is pleased to support bill AB 315 (Wood) which would require that Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) be regulated by the California Board of Pharmacy. AB 315 passed out of the Assembly Business & Professions Committee yesterday morning on a 12-1 vote.
  • Apr 03, 2017
    Recently Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) signed HB 276. With his signature, Montana becomes only the fourth state to enact such sweeping legislation. HB 276 revises reimbursement for pharmacies by addressing price transparency and negative prescription claims from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). In short, the bill will allow a pharmacy in a network the option to decline to provide drugs or services if they are paid less the cost to acquire the drug.