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Protecting the pharmacies we trust: It’s time to hold pharmacy benefits managers accountable

August 1, 2019 By Greg Drew   I write as president of a cooperative company comprised of independent community pharmacies, typical of the community pharmacies throughout our commonwealth. For more…

DIR Fees Affect Pharmacy

NACDS launches campaign urging DIR fee reform in drug pricing bill

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is using cable, broadcast and digital advertising to spread the message about the dire nature of direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR fees.
Pharmacy DIR fees have exploded by 45,000% from 2010 to 2017 and are inflating seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and forcing pharmacies out of business, and must be addressed in drug-pricing legislation, the ads state.

Mutual Drug Stores Help in the Battle Against Opioids

Mutual Drug Stores Help in the Battle Against Opioids

Mutual Drug and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are teaming up to help in the battle against opioid abuse and provide a way for you to protect your…

Mutual Drug Stores Participating in National Drug Take Back Day on April 27

Mutual Drug Stores Participating in National Drug Take Back Day on April 27

On Saturday, April 27, Mutual Drug stores and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent medication abuse and theft by…

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