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NACDS urges House to fine-tune reform bill
July 27th, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has issued a letter to House Committee leaders, urging them to improve the Part D benefit and assist in controlling prescription drug expenditures.
The letter was sent to House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) and ranking member Joe Barton (R., Texas), and to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.) and ranking member Dave Camp (R., Mich.).
NACDS also issued a letter to House committee leaders on July 20 highlighting key pro-patient, pro-pharmacy issues that should be included in health care reform legislation, including Medicaid reform, access to DME supplies and services, and the role of pharmacy in a reformed health care system.
The letter touches on a number of important issues, including extending discounts for brand drugs in the coverage gap, expanding the availability of extended days’ supply at retail, not requiring written signatures when filing Part D claims and establishing a rolling enrollment period.