Independent Rx Forum: NCPA Priorities, Legislative Updates for Independent Pharmacies

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Tune in to this episode of the Independent Rx Forum for a comprehensive overview of the National Community Pharmacists Association's legislative priorities, updates on critical pharmacy-related bills, and insights into the legislative process.

In this episode of the Independent Rx Forum, host Jack Mozoloom, vice president of Public Affairs & Marketing at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), leads a discussion with guests Kaite Krell, MPH, associate director of Congressional Affairs, and Adam Harbison, senior director of Congressional Affairs at the NCPA. Together, they delve into the legislative landscape, exploring NCPA's priorities for independent pharmacies and providing crucial updates on legislation concerning pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reform, direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, and mail-order and specialty pharmacies.

Key Takeaways:

  1. NCPA is actively advocating for legislative changes to benefit independent pharmacies, focusing on key areas such as PBM reform and DIR fees.
  2. Ongoing efforts are being made to level the playing field for independent pharmacies in the face of challenges posed by mail-order and specialty pharmacies.
  3. The discussion sheds light on the complexities and potential delays in moving important bills through Congress.
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