Letter: Support expanding health care to rural Iowa

The Cedar Rapids Gazette – By Brandon Gerleman As a third-year pharmacy student, I see the need for accessibility to quality health care services in Iowa. Many Iowans live in rural and underserved areas too far from quality health care. Roughly 44 percent of Iowans fall into... [continue reading]


PCAN asks CMS to delay Average Manufacturer Price rule implementation

Here is a link to the submission Dear Mr. Slavitt and Secretary Burwell, As the national board chairman of the Pharmacy Choice & Access Now (PCAN) coalition, I am writing to you to urge CMS to delay the effective date of CMS-2345-FC, the Medicaid Final Rule on... [continue reading]


Des Moines Register: Pharmacists can boost health care options in rural areas

Des Moines Register – By Andrew Wagner The Iowa Caucuses have come and gone, but Iowans’ engagement in the issues important to our state and our people remain. Just as we are fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and ask presidential candidates questions, our elected federal officials constantly... [continue reading]


The Bakersfield Californian: McCarthy needs to cosponsor pharma bill

The Bakersfield Californian – By Pat Person, past president of the California Pharmacists Association Many parts of Kern County are categorized as “medically underserved areas” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, meaning those residents do not have adequate access to medical professionals. Quite often,... [continue reading]


PennLive: Tell your member of Congress to support this bill helping pharmacists: Charles Kray

PennLive – By Charles Kray Following the 2010 inception of the Affordable Care Act, we have seen many changes in health care in this country. Just for instance, we’ve seen such new terms as Accountable Care Organization and Medical Home enter the lexicon. Hospitals, long term care... [continue reading]