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The COVID-19 pandemic caused PBMs to shift last year from in-person audits of pharmacies to virtual ones, adding significantly to pharmacists' workloads. Data from PAAS National, a pharmacy audit assistance service, showed the number of pharmacy audits in 2020 dropped almost 14% from the previous year. However, the overall number of prescriptions reviewed increased 40% — meaning that pha...

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Vaccinated people may be able to spread the coronavirus and should resume wearing masks under certain circumstances, the nation’s top public health official said Tuesday in a gloomy acknowledgment that the mutated delta variant has reversed the promising trend lines of spring. Speaking to reporters in an afternoon news briefing, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Dis...

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Medical groups, including the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new infections mount sharply. “We ...

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A doubling of COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks suggests the United States has entered a fourth wave of the pandemic. No one knows what the next month or two will bring, but the example of the United Kingdom suggests the infection rate could get quite high, while hospitalizations and deaths stay relatively low. Instead of the virus raging through entire communities, it...

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Bismark, ND -- The Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP), a coalition of physician and patient advocacy organizations dedicated to exposing the role the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry has on rising prescription drug costs was joined by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and American Pharmacies in filing an amicus brief in PCMA v. Weh...

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