Weekly Rx Roundup for 7-31-23

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PBM reform bill advances in Senate vote

UPS and Teamsters Union Reach Tentative Contract

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NCPA’s Month of Action Starts August 1

Join your colleagues all over the country for NCPA’s Month of Action and get the attention of the people whose vote matters to your pharmacy’s future. Invite your Congressional rep or Senator for visit while they are form for the August recess. Make sure they understand how important it is to keep pressure on PBMs and fight for a competitive and fair business environment.

Pressure is working. In the past week, Senate Finance Committee approved legislation that includes strong PBM reforms, passing the Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability Act by a vote of 26-1. Now it’s on the way to the full Senate before it can proceed to the House of Representatives. Keep the momentum going by contacting your lawmaker today and getting them to visit your pharmacy. The fight isn’t over, so let’s put the action in Month of Action.

Pfizer’s New Migraine Treatment Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

After FDA approval in March, Zavzpret is now available in U.S. pharmacies. The medication is the first and only calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist nasal spray for acute migraine treatment in adults. For the nearly 40 million Americans living with migraines, this approval provides an alternative option for relief, especially for those who have contraindications or poor responses to triptans and other acute migraine medications. Read more.

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