Project Access Pharmacy Update

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

Dear Project Access® Provider,

Thank you for your commitment to helping those in need through the Project Access® (PA) program. As Vice-Chair of the WCMS Foundation Board and Chair of the PA Medication Management Committee, I am writing to inform you of the upcoming changes regarding pharmacy benefit coverage for your PA patients. These changes went into effect starting July 1, 2017.

Due to an unpredicted and unprecedented increase in medication costs for PA over the past 18 months, a Medication Committee was formed to explore ways in which to lower costs while continuing to be advocates for our PA patients with their medication needs. Also, during this time, the opioid addiction and crisis issues in the Nation and more personally, in our community, have increased significantly. Because of these very serious issues and our mission to promote community health and wellness, the Foundation Board and Medication Committee felt a need to respond in a way that supported the efforts to address the opioid crisis in Western North Carolina.

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