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Unite

For

Safe Medications

because face-to-face provider relationships along with the safe access and handling of medications are crucial to patient care and outcomes.

 
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Patients

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

Petition #1:

Stop Forcing

Mail-order Pharmacy

Mail-order pharmacy could be an option, but not forced. Mail-order pharmacy carries many risks.

Petition #2:

Pay Our Community

Pharmacies

Fairly

Upon starting the first petition, I learned about the unfair reimbursements to our community pharmacists. The pharmacy benefits manager paid their owned mail-order pharmacy $178 for the same medication that they reimbursed our trusted pharmacy about $20 for. The face that PBMs are able to force people to their own pharmacy and determine their own price for reimbursements should be a conflict of interest.

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Petition #3:

A Call Upon

Attorneys General

To Protect

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.