NCPA Month of Action
Turning Up the Heat in August
There has been recent momentum in holding PBMs accountable on various fronts. There have been several recent congressional hearings focused on PBMs and their role in increasing drug costs, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating anticompetitive PBM practices, and there have been several recent legal wins upholding state laws focused on PBM behaviors. We need to keep this momentum going, and, with this being an election year, your participation is particularly important to lay the groundwork for meaningful legislation. Meeting with members of Congress who are likely to be reelected and with those who are likely to be new members of Congress next year will help them better understand the importance of community pharmacies in our health care system and the issues and challenges you face.
This can best be accomplished by hosting members of Congress and candidates in your pharmacy for one-on-one meetings. Getting these officials, or potential officials, into your pharmacy will give them a firsthand look at the important role you play in your community and in helping your patients.
Members of Congress are usually home during the month of August given the congressional schedule. This is a very opportune time to host your legislators in your pharmacy.
We need all community and LTC pharmacists to participate in this important month of action and turn up the heat on our elected officials. Please let us know of your interest in participating by completing this interest form or by emailing Michael Rule at email@example.com.
Pharmacy Visit Resources
Resources for Legislators
Legislative One Pagers
Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act – H.R. 2759/S. 1362
Infographics/PBM Background Materials