COPA has updated their PBM Issues spreadsheet

This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • January 31, is the deadline for applications to the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer. California News
  • First-ever Surgeon General for California appointed. California News
  • COPA has updated their PBM Issues spreadsheet. Affiliate Association News

This Thursday, January 31, is the deadline for applications to the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer. The goal of this important initiative is to surface transformative ideas to catalyze the field of breast cancer prevention research. The application has been streamlined (less than 2 pages), and it is not too late to submit a strong entry. To read more click here and go to California News.

 

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January 29, 2019.

 

This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • THIS SATURDAY! MOASC’s Spotlight on Hematology (MOASC News)
  • New California Laws of Interest to Physicians for 2019 (California News)
  • NIOSH Update on protective wear for administering chemotherapy (National News)

Effective January 1, 2019, AB2760 requires that, for certain categories of high-risk patients, prescribers must offer a prescription of naloxone or another drug Federally approved for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose. To read more click here and go to California News.

A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. To read more click here and go to National News.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule and opened comments that attempts to give more leeway to limit coverage of drugs in protected classes. The proposed rule would only come into play when the price of a prescription rises more than the rate of inflation or if only minor changes are made to older products.
To read more click here and go to CMS News.

Register, NOW, for the year’s most important conference in community oncology! The 2019 Community Oncology Conference, April 4-5, 2019, will focus on ensuring quality, affordable and accessible cancer care. Networking with community oncology practices and allied professionals from across the country, sharing insights on how to overcome the challenges you face on a daily basis. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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January 15, 2019