2017’s theme, “Making an Impact in Patient Care,” served as a mandate for attendees to step up efforts in patient care and demonstrate why pharmacists should have a much larger role in any new federal health care policy.
After a week spent trying to whip the 215 votes needed to pass the American Health Care Act, Republican leadership withdrew the bill from consideration Friday afternoon, sending the House into recess and leaving the Affordable Care Act in place.
The Fly-In will feature a legislative briefing with former Rep. Jim McCrery, partner at Capitol Counsel, and a breakfast keynoted by Jayne O’Donnell, health care reporter for USA Today.
The American Pharmacists Association is weighing in on what it says would be an ideal addition to any health care reform efforts: patient access to pharmacist-provided services and affordable, safe medications.
The bill, the Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act, would take several steps to improve transparency, Sen. Wyden, D-Ore., noted.
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its assessment of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP's proposal to replace Obamacare, and The Hill is outlining five of the biggest takeaways. Among them are the 24 million individuals who would be uninsured by 2026, with 14 million losing coverage next year, as well as the expected reduction in the federal deficit that the bill would bring about. The bill would also create extensive changes to Medicaid. (The Hill)
A partnership between HRA Pharma and Ibis Reproductive Health to begin an application for an OTC oral contraceptive to the Food and Drug Administration was recently announced, researchers noted.
Pharmacy patient care and collaboration across healthcare segments are vital to improving health and wellness nationwide, wrote Steve Anderson.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently collaborated with the Florida Department of Health to conduct additional analysis of locally acquired Zika cases, including analysis of resident travel patterns in Florida.