Magazine article Drug Topics

Stateside

Magazine article Drug Topics

Stateside

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Indian Rx contract

Connecticut R.Ph.s are warily watching a proposal billed as a way to save $21 million for Medicaid that could have nationwide implications. The state is exploring whether it can legally contract with a local Indian tribe to buy maintenance Rxs they are entitled to through the heavily discounted Federal Supply Schedule (FSS). The Mashantucket Pequots, founders of the Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, would fill the Rxs at a mail-order facility originally set up for tribal members (and since expanded to employees and several private clients, who do not get the benefit of FFS prices). The Rxs would be mailed to community pharmacies, which would get a $1.50 handling fee. Margherita R. Giuliano, the new executive vp. of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, said her members are concerned about OBRA counseling requirements, liability, patient welfare, and loss of income. "The state feels that the patients won't be affected at all," the former Unionville independent owner told Drug Topics. …

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