ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 23, 2023) – The National Community Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce that Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya will be giving remarks at NCPA’s upcoming Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In. The fly-in will be taking place April 26-27, 2023, in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C.
Comer recently announced an investigation into pharmacy benefit managers and the role their business practices play in increasing prescription drug costs and reducing access to community pharmacies. He will be speaking on Wednesday, April 26 from 8:30-9 a.m. ET. Bedoya and his fellow FTC commissioners voted unanimously in June 2022 to initiate a 6(b) study of PBMs. Bedoya will be speaking on Thursday, April 27 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. ET.
“NCPA’s fly-in is always an important event for independent pharmacists to attend, but it is especially meaningful this year given the growing scrutiny in Washington of PBM business practices,” said NCPA President Hugh Chancy, RPh. “This is our best opportunity yet to share with policymakers the many ways we serve their constituents and what changes to the payment model we’d need to best care for them in the future. I’m thrilled that Chairman Comer and Commissioner Bedoya will be speaking. I hope many community pharmacists will join us at this year’s NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In as we keep up the fight for our patients and our business.”
- WHO: Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Accountability; Alvaro Bedoya, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
- WHAT: Remarks at the NCPA 2023 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In
- WHEN: Comer on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. ET; Bedoya on Thursday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. ET
- WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
Community pharmacists can click here to learn more about the fly-in and to RSVP.
The remarks by Comer and Bedoya will be open to members of the media. Members of the press interested in attending should contact Andie Pivarunas (firstname.lastname@example.org) and specify whether you plan to attend one or both sessions.
Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for the community pharmacist, representing over 19,400 pharmacies that employ nearly 240,000 individuals nationwide. Community pharmacies are rooted in the communities where they are located and are among America’s most accessible health care providers. To learn more, visit www.ncpa.org.