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by NCPA | Sep 11, 2019

Recess busy with Congressional visits

Over the August recess, 32 community pharmacies either hosted a member of Congress or their staff for a pharmacy visit or participated in an in-district meeting to discuss pharmacy priorities. These meetings resulted in contacts with 27 members of Congress, 10 Senate and 17 House offices, as Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, visited six community pharmacies during his travels in the state. The visits over August bring the total to nearly 70 pharmacy visits for 2019. NCPA sincerely thanks all members and who have taken time to graciously host lawmakers and give them a first-hand look at community pharmacy or to otherwise meet with them.

The next congressional in-district work period is scheduled for Sept. 28-Oct. 14 and provides another opportunity to meet with legislators while they are back home. Click here for tips on arranging a pharmacy visit with your legislator or contact Michael Rule at NCPA at michael.rule@ncpanet.org for assistance.

Julie Keeton of Kiowa County Pharmacy in Greensburg, Kansas, met with Sen. Jerry Moran (R), at a recent town hall. They discussed DIR legislation and the impact independent pharmacies have on the public and the economic health of Kansas.

Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) visited Bartle's Pharmacy in Oxford, N.Y. last week, as part of his Brindisi at Your Business district tour. Brindisi signed on as cosponsor of the Phair Pricing Act, aimed at lowering drug costs at the point of sale for seniors and giving pharmacies the stability they need to succeed.

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