National and State Associations Submit Joint Comment Letter on Safe Harbors

In late December, thirty-nine state associations and NASPA joined the American Pharmacists Association on a joint comment letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to proposed revisions to safe harbors under the anti-kickback statute. The comments emphasized the importance of pharmacists and their role […]

Pharmacy Coalition Applauds Needed Pharmacy Patient Reforms in Bipartisan Drug Pricing Package

A coalition of national pharmacy groups this week applauded the latest version of the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, released Friday by the Senate Finance Committee, which they say addresses backdoor clawback fees charged by large pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that are shuttering pharmacies and costing patients more at the pharmacy counter. “This legislation […]

NASPA Welcomes New Staff

NASPA is excited to welcome Kim Hsieh to the team! Kim comes to NASPA with a background in Information Technology. She is a New York native and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS degree in Information Technology. During her studies, she completed a Database Administration internship for a large supermarket chain. After graduation, […]

Pharmacy Groups Applaud Senate Finance Committee’s Bipartisan Effort to Relieve DIR Fees

National pharmacy organizations once again applaud the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan effort to relieve DIR fees.  Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Ron Wyden, and 23 members of the committee (over 80% of the committee) signed a letter send to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging them to to […]

NASPA Welcomes New Staff

NASPA is excited to welcome Tricia Dewey to the team! Tricia comes to NASPA with a background in communications and marketing.  She began her career working for PBS in the Independent Lens Division, focusing on independent film submissions.  She then spent eight years working for Metro Productions, travelling all over the world planning video productions.  […]

National Pharmacy Organizations Address Pharmacist Well-Being Through Consensus Conference Recommendations

In response to rapid changes in pharmacy practice models and a changing and evolving health care system that impacting the well-being of the nation’s pharmacists, 85 individuals representing pharmacists and employers from across practice settings, schools and colleges of pharmacy, regulators, accreditors, and professional organizations have agreed to a set of 50 recommendations to address […]