Press Releases - 2017












AMCP Members Urge Congress, Administration to Include Comprehensive Pharmacy Benefit in Reform Plan 

Managed care pharmacy professionals have the expertise necessary to help lawmakers develop policies for an effective pharmaceutical benefit under any new health care reform bill that may emerge in the weeks and months ahead. That was the key message delivered over the past two days by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) at its Annual Legislative Days.


AMCP Foundation Executive Director Paula Eichenbrenner Named ‘Young & Aspiring’ Association Executive by Association TRENDS Magazine   

Eichenbrenner was one of five individuals selected for this prestigious national award, presented since 1998 to the brightest rising stars of the association community. 


This Month’s Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Focuses on Optimizing Outcomes in Oncology 

February’s themed issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy examines challenges that managed care pharmacists face in administering oncology therapies, including considerations around patient-reported outcomes and the role of caregivers.


Biologics & Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) Announces Addition of Apobiologix to Consortium

 The Biologics & Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new participating organization, Apobiologix.


AMCP Praises FDA’s Guidance on Communications Between Biopharmaceutical Companies and Population Health Decision Makers; Guidance Largely Aligns With AMCP Recommendations  

The Academy commends the FDA for its release today of draft guidance clarifying how biopharmaceutical companies and population health decision makers can proactively share clinical and economic information on both FDA approved products as well as emerging therapies awaiting FDA approval. 


 AMCP Releases Consensus Recommendations Proposing the Creation of a Safe Harbor for Preapproval Information Exchange (PIE)    

The Academy has released a set of consensus recommendations to allow biopharmaceutical companies to proactively share clinical and economic information with population health decision makers on emerging therapies in advance of FDA approval, an area that is significantly restricted by current federal laws and FDA regulations. 


AMCP Joins Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies to Educate Providers About Illegal Online Pharmacies   

The Academy is proud to join 16 other national nonprofit health care organizations in raising awareness among the provider community of illegal online pharmacies and counterfeit medications.


Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Launches New Express Publication Option for Authors 

JMCP is pleased to announce the launch of “Express EPub Ahead of Print,” a new service for authors wishing to have their accepted articles published electronically months before they appear in the print publication. 


Health Care Costs for Patients with Heart Failure Spike 3-fold in Final Months of Life, While Pharmacy Costs Remain Stable: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy   

Total costs of treating heart-failure (HF) patients escalate nearly three-fold in the final six months of life, driven overwhelmingly by hospitalizations. Pharmacy costs, meanwhile, remained relatively constant during this time, according to a new study in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.


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