Cazenovia, NY (Oct 13, 2022) – With a recent policy change made to The New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) Medicaid Pharmacy Program that prevents patients from obtaining their oral medication through their physician dispensary, practice leaders from New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) immediately took action and led efforts to bring attention to this life-threatening issue.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 12, 2022, an NYOH led Save our Access – Save our Lives rally took place at the state capital in Albany, NY. NYOH Executive Director, Sabrina Mosseau and Director of Pharmacy & Admixture Services, Nancy Egerton, PharmD, BCOP, spoke alongside NYS Assembly members John T. McDonald and Patricia Fahy, and NCODA Founder and Executive Director Michael Reff, RPh, MBA. Statements made at the rally spoke strongly in support of Medicaid participants’ access to safe & timely cancer treatment.

This policy change severely impacts cancer patients, and in response, NYOH launched the Save our Access – Save our Lives campaign. The campaign allows for direct and easy access to take action and reach out to NYS elected officials. NCODA applauds these efforts, and will always remain a constant supporter to help restore patient access to equitable care.

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View the complete recording of the rally here: