because face-to-face provider relationships along with the safe access and handling of medications are crucial to patient care and outcomes.
Must Be Prioritized
Mail-order pharmacy should be an option, not the only option.
It promises convenience for all, but for some patients, mail-order pharmacy dispenses nightmares. These include the risk of delay and miscommunication, lack of any temperature monitoring for most room-temperature medications, and the removal of the face-to-face consultations critical to showing how to administer complex medications (example: injections).
Mail-order pharmacy is very loosely regulated, resulting in those unnecessary complications to obtaining very necessary medication. This problem is compounded by a lack of choice. Mandates and incentives are the tools insurance companies use to force many patients into mail-order pharmacy owned by the PBM, or Pharmacy Benefit Manager. Sadly, patients with chronic conditions are forced to use that system as their only option of coverage—or pay out of pocket. Most cannot pay 100% out of pocket.
Mail-order pharmacy could be an option for some, but it should not be forced upon anyone.
Safe access to medication is a basic right worth fighting for, so please Unite for Safe Medications today!
Please Sign Our Petitions
A Call Upon
Patients From Harm.
One of the roles of an attorney general is to protect consumers. Currently, mail-order pharmacies are very loosely regulated. Patients desperately need protection from the needles life-threatening delays, lack of face-to-face interaction, and lack of temperature monitoring. There are many risks with mail-order pharmacy that patients should not be forced to take. If patients are forced, then our attorneys general must take a stand to ensure safety.