Pharmaceutical Government Affairs









Nov 13, 2015

Pharmacy Forum Volume 10 Issue 7

Safeguarding the US drug supply, efforts to expand pharmacists' authority, concern over prescription drug pricing, Medicare Part D plans share contract terms with pharmacists and more!

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Oct 30, 2015

H. D. Smith Customers Impacted by FDA Enforcement Discretion

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published a guidance related to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The guidance, “DSCSA Implementation: Product Tracing Requirements for Dispensers — Compliance Policy (Revised),” announcing that it is extending a previously issued Compliance Policy from November 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016 because some dispensers – primarily smaller, independent pharmacies and health systems – have expressed that they need additional time. The guidance document can be viewed here.  This guidance addresses

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Sep 13, 2015

Pharmacy Forum Volume 10 Issue 5

Safeguarding the US drug supply, efforts to expand pharmacists' authority, concern over prescription drug pricing, Medicare Part D plans share contract terms with pharmacists and more!

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Jul 30, 2015

Pharmacy Forum Volume 10 Issue 4

CMS launches Star Rating System for home care agencies, transparency in generic drug pricing, FDA delays Track & Trace enforcement until Nov. 1, 2015, prescription drug importation and more!

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Jan 16, 2015

APhA Provider Status Update

10,000? WE DID IT!

In last month’s newsletter, we announced a goal of 10,000 supporters before the end of the year. We shattered that goal! More than 14,000 pharmacists from all around the nation have signed up to demand provider status. 

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