July 14, 2022
Access & Coverage
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released guidance clarifying that pharmacies that receive federal funding must fill reproductive health prescriptions. Pharmacies who deny access risk violating Affordable Care Act (ACA) anti-discrimination provisions. The department will evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether state and federal laws are in conflict. The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) criticized the guidance, saying that HHS “hastily issued this guidance which attacks and undermines the fundamental responsibilities and professional judgment of the pharmacist.” (Press release here; Article here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)