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The ACPCN coordinated lawsuit seeks to prevent CMS from approving network schemes that allow select pharmacies to entice enrollees through economic incentives, including lower copayments, while denying competing pharmacies access to the same terms and conditions as required by the Medicare Part D prescription program law.
The lockout of competing pharmacies and their patients accomplished by the design of these so-called preferred networks was never intended by Congress, which guaranteed through pro-competitive provisions that any willing pharmacy would have equal access to the terms and conditions of any Part D network contract," said John M Rector Legal Advisor, ACPCN.
This lawsuit was filed by independent pharmacies to preserve the right of their patients to fill prescriptions at the pharmacy of their choice and receive the same pricing they would by going to these retail giants," said Mike James, Vice-President of Government Affairs, ACPCN.