Latest Updates

  • Independents Join Major Retailers in Gaining Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

    Nov 10, 2020
    AmerisourceBergen has reached an agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to include Good Neighbor Pharmacy and the Elevate Provider Network members in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination.
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  • Momentous PBM Case Heard by the Supreme Court

    Oct 14, 2020
    On October 6, attorneys for the State of Arkansas, the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office, and PCMA presented their oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in the landmark Rutledge v. PCMA case. The case will potentially provide clarity on the extent to which states can regulate PBMs, which is of huge significance given that nearly every state in the country has enacted laws attempting to regulate PBMs.
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  • Governor Newson Signs CA AB 1710, Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Initiate and Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Sep 25, 2020
    On September 24, 2020, California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed AB 1710 into law which will allow licensed pharmacists in California to initiate and administer the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is approved by FDA.
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  • Updated Advocacy Resources for Pharmacists

    Sep 16, 2020
    AmerisourceBergen's Government Affairs recently issued a number of new advocacy resources for independent community pharmacists, to help you with your advocacy efforts as well as get your patients involved in advocating for independent pharmacy. Download these resources today!
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  • HHS Authorizes Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations Once Available

    Sep 16, 2020
    On September 9th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act authorizing state-licensed pharmacists to order and administer—and pharmacy interns acting under supervision of qualified pharmacists to administer—COVID-19 vaccinations (once approved and available) to persons ages 3 and older. This authorization preempts state and local laws that prohibit qualified pharmacists from ordering and administering COVID-19 vaccines and will remain in effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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