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SaintPetersBlog: 2013 Legislative Winners and Losers: Florida’s community pharmacies raise a red flag

Monday, May 06, 2013

For the first time in years, Florida’s community pharmacies were able to raise a red flag on what has become a lop-sided relationship between community pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN), a coalition of pharmacists, physicians, consumers and small businesses focused on access to quality, convenient pharmacy services, successfully presented multiple examples of unfair pharmacy audits and presented them to the Florida Legislature.

Most notably, grassroots coalitions of pharmacists were successful in convincing Health Policy Chairman Senator Aaron Bean – a traditional opponent – to be committed to looking at fair auditing practices over this summer. PCANs action has proven to be extremely beneficial, even up against three large PBMs, for fair audit standards. This is a huge step in the right direction for Florida and our community pharmacies.

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