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November 2, 2012
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  • Lawmakers to introduce compounding pharmacy legislation
    Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation that would make compounding pharmacies satisfy the same sterility requirements as large drugmakers and subject them to increased FDA oversight. Federal investigators found contamination in two more drugs made by the New England Compounding Center. The Wall Street Journal (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • USP publishes Rx label standards
    The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has published new standards for conveying key information on prescription drug labels in an effort to make instructions easier to understand. State pharmacy boards may choose to adopt the standards, which call for clearly expressing and placing at the top of the label the drug's nonproprietary and brand names, strength and dosing directions. The Washington Post/The Checkup blog (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ACA will stem drop in small-business benefits, study says
    Legal mandates in the Affordable Care Act and lower insurance costs will benefit small businesses, stemming a decline in the percentage that offer health insurance to employees, a study by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund found. The share of small businesses offering health insurance has declined since 2003. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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PCMA is the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which administer prescription drug plans for more than 210 million Americans with health coverage provided through Fortune 500 employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, and Medicare Part D. PCMA is dedicated to enhancing the proven tools and techniques pioneered by PBMs that generate savings and access for consumers and payors.

 
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