FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2020
Cotton, Boozman Express Concern Over Tricare Prescription Fulfillment
Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas) today sent a letter to the Defense Health Agency expressing concern over current policy that requires Tricare beneficiaries to fill certain prescriptions through Express Scripts with no option to use local pharmacies.
“We applaud Tricare’s use of retail pharmacies by allowing beneficiaries to obtain vaccinations and other services at their local pharmacy. As you know in addition to dispensing medications and vaccines, local community pharmacists provide many valued and cost-saving services. Examples include: medication adherence services, access to health tests, and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Local and community pharmacies are considered healthcare providers to our veterans and service members living in rural areas,” the Senators write.
The letter requests the Defense Health Agency answer the following questions.
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