President/CEO, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition
Alan G. Rosenbloom is President/CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) in Washington, DC. The SCPC represents companies that own and operate independent long-term care pharmacies (LTCPs) in roughly 40 states, serving over 400,000 residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs).
Amid the public uproar surrounding skyrocketing drug prices, pharmacy benefit managers — the pharmaceutical industry’s primary middlemen — are attracting new scrutiny from key members of Congress increasingly disturbed by benefit managers’ complex array of surreptitious pricing practices and protocols.
In 2013, Congress passed the Drug Quality and Security Act to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration’s supervision of compounded drugs. This legislation, passed in response to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, is well intentioned and designed to protect patient safety.
When the notorious former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO, Martin Shkreli, made a recent appearance on Capitol Hill to “invoke [his] fifth amendment rights” at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on prescription drug pricing abuses, focus on his alleged misdeeds served a useful purpose: he put a face on the need for more competition […]
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