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Pharmacy Students Fight for Fair Reimbursement at PA Capitol

Published on April 19, 2018

Pharmacy students lobbying at the PA capitolThe Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association held its Annual Pharmacy Legislative Day on April 16, 2018 at the Capitol Complex in which over 250 students, including those from USciences’ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, attended to help fight for fair reimbursement. 

Pharmacy students at the capitol

Students visited with over 152 legislators to discuss prescription reimbursement policies that may be unnecessarily driving up Medicaid costs, eliminating “gag-order” clauses which prevent pharmacists from advising patients on how to reduce their out-of-pocket costs and expanding the potential for pharmacists to deliver immunizations to patients in convenient and assessable locations.

Students also participated in a rally in the main Capitol Rotunda to bring awareness to the general public on these issues that have and will continue to affect the profession. Attendees set up health screenings informational posters on Asthma (COPD), Body Composition, Carbon Monoxide, Drug Take Back Programs, “Get Smart” Outreach Projects, Hypertension, Naloxone Training Kits, Operation Immunization and Script Your Future. 

About The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 

Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

Categories: News, Students, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Pharmacy