U.S. government suspends enrollment in Cigna Medicare Advantage drug plans

Posted Jan. 28, 2016

By Caroline Humer (edited)

 

(Reuters) - The U.S. government has suspended new enrollment in Cigna Corp's Medicare Advantage health insurance and prescription drug plans, saying Cigna had "widespread and systemic failures" that prevented patients from accessing medical services. The government said Cigna did not handle complaints and grievances properly from patients who had been denied coverage for health benefits or drugs, according to a Jan. 21 letter from its regulator, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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Perrigo Initiates Voluntary Product Recall in the U.S.

Posted: Jan. 13, 2016

Perrigo Initiates Voluntary Product Recall in the U.S. Of Children's Guaifenesin Grape Liquid and Guaifenesin DM Cherry Liquid Due to a Potential Defect with the Dosage Cup

From drugs.com (edited)


Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) of Dublin, Ireland, announced on January 11th that, following the recent recall of certain dosing cups by its supplier, it has initiated a voluntary product recall in the US 

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What to Know About Part D for 2016

Posted Dec. 3, 2015

Key Changes for Pharmacists and Their Patients

By Sonya Collins, MA, MFA, Excerpt from American Pharmacists Association

Reprinted from Elevate Provider Network

 

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins on October 15, 2015, and ends on December 7, 2015. CMS has released revisions to Part D that will take effect in 2016. Changes include added emphasis on medication therapy management (MTM) and post discharge medication reconciliation, steps to improve access to services and information, and increased discounts on generic drugs.

 

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Karen Godbold Joins PFOA Staff

karen godbold cropped head only pic 2015-11-12 website

PFOA is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Godbold to our staff. Based in Florida, Karen will be providing administrative duties and working on various projects with staff and members.


Karen brings with her over fifteen years experience providing administrative support at executive levels. She possesses advanced skills in Microsoft Office, social media and more.

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Dave's Corner

Posted October 29, 2015

David Mayper Executive Director PFOA

Greetings, 

I recently visited PFOA members in the Maryland vicinity before heading to Washington DC to attend the NCPA annual meeting.  PFOA Board Member Gaye Moseman attended NCPA as well as our Northeast Sales Consultant, Ann Benyo.  I had meetings with several of our business partners. Thanks to our vendor partner, Anda who hosted a dinner during the conference. 

 

This month our St. Louis office has moved to a new location.  Nancy Coibion will now be working at 10944 Gravois Industrial Court, Suite B, St. Louis, MO 63128. Our phone and fax numbers remain unchanged. 

 

Karen Godbold, Administrative Assistant joined the PFOA staff this month. Alex Sage also joined our PFOA team and will be tasked with special projects. Both staffers are located in Florida.

 

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