• Nov 21, 2016
    Article Pulls Back the Curtain to Expose PBM Greed and Abuses that Raise Drug Prices at the Expense of Patients and Pharmacies
  • Oct 25, 2016
    IPC is Working in Ohio to Fight for Patients and Pharmacies The Columbus Dispatch recently outlined the abusive practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) which have led to higher drug prices for both patients and plan sponsors.
  • Oct 25, 2016
    Your Input is Critical! AHCA Requests Public Input for New Florida Medicaid Managed Care Contracts. Don’t Miss This Chance to Push for Open Networks! IPC knows the frustration our Florida members have with several Florida Medicaid managed care plans (Humana and Silverstone) keeping you out of their MCO pharmacy networks and denying these Medicaid patients the freedom to choose your pharmacy. We now have the opportunity to make the case to end this restriction since Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is starting the process to adopt a new five year Medicaid managed care contract with MCO insurers.
  • Sep 30, 2016
    IPC hosted a PAC Dinner on Friday, September 23, at the Kansas Pharmacy Association (KPhA) Annual meeting. Jody Reel, Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, expressed KPhA’s appreciation of IPC’s assistance with this event and shared how KPhA works with the Kansas Legislature, the importance of the PAC, and some of the current issues. Pharmacist Don Hill, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives who is not seeking re-election, spoke about budget issues and current legislative concerns. Lobbyist Steve Kearney spoke about the primary election results and the current fiscal problems.
  • Sep 28, 2016
    IPC is excited to announce that on September 25th, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1114 (Eggman) into law. AB 1114 allows Medi-Cal to reimburse pharmacist-delivered services, such as furnishing hormonal contraceptives, naloxone, nicotine replacement therapy, travel medicines, and tobacco cessation counseling. Utilizing pharmacists to provide these services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries improves access to these vital preventative health care services.
  • Aug 17, 2016
    Two recent TV investigative reports by WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio have focused on Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) abuses. This expose shows how PBM manipulate drug prices and payments that not only hurt pharmacies, but cost patients more money in their out of pocket.