AmerisourceBergen Announcement

Posted May 18, 2015

PFOA is pleased to announce the extension of our relationship with AmerisourceBergen Corporation for our participating members. Our authorized vendor agreement further enhances pricing services and other benefits for the participating membership. For those utilizing the program, we will contact you shortly to discuss how the new agreement will impact your location. For those of our members that are not utilizing the program, we would be happy to discuss the potential benefits with you. Please feel free to contact the PFOA office so we can set up a time to discuss this. Our new agreement has already attracted new membership to the organization.

 

AmerisourceBergen Corporation represents PFOA’s longest vendor relationship. We are pleased we can come to an agreement that benefits our members and provides both organizations an opportunity to grow together.

 

This agreement represents only one area in which PFOA has been working on for its membership. We have also added other vendor programs, services and information for the membership this year. Please contact the office and set up a time for us to cover these with you.

 

We thank each of you for your participation and support. We remain dedicated to bringing offerings which improve our membership’s ability to function and thrive in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

 

David Mayper                    Todd Pendergraft

Executive Director            President

 
Anda Announces Astra Zeneca Addition

Posted May 8, 2015

Astra Zeneca has approved Anda to be a full line wholesaler of their branded pharmaceutical products.  Product should be available within two weeks. Some of the products that will be available are Crestor, Symbicort, Farxiga, Byduren, Brilinta as well as many others.

 
PBMs Stormed the Hill—Let's Beat Them at Their Own Game

Last week, PBM executives and health care and drug industry players met in Washington, where they provided policymakers and Capitol Hill staff their perspective on their benefits. Let's beat them at their own game and tell our elected officials on the Hill our perspective.

 

Join your peers at the NCPA Annual Legislative Conference May 12-13 as community pharmacists storm the Hill and meet with their elected officials face-to-face to advocate for community pharmacy and pharmacy choice. We need your voice this year more than ever as we push for co-sponsorships and congressional support to pass Any Willing Pharmacy legislation (H.R. 793), MAC reform legislation (H.R. 244), and pharmacist provider status legislation (S. 314/H.R. 592).

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Dave's Corner

Posted March 23, 2015

David Mayper Executive Director PFOA

February was a busy month for PFOA.  We had strong membership and affiliate growth.  As of the last release of a master list the stores listed now total 459.  Much thanks to all the hard work from our staff and vendor partners. 

 

Nancy Tataronis, Richard Macaluso and I participated in parts of the Pharmacy Development Services annual meeting.  The meeting provided an educational platform, vendor interaction and a very good opportunity for networking.   A good number of our members and business partners were in attendance.  PFOA hosted a dinner including 31 participants consisting of members, their staffers, family members and PFOA staff.

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New NCPA Survey: Generic Price Spikes/MACs Below Cost

Posted March 6, 2015

 

NCPA seeks your feedback on the latest examples of community pharmacies being harmed through MACs/generic price increases and PBM reimbursement update delays. NCPA conducted a comparable survey in 2013 to present on Capitol Hill and to policymakers. This 2015 survey is intended to document the problems that remain today and to identify any new trends. Help us help you by filling out a brief survey at http://bit.ly/2015macsurvey.

 
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