House Judiciary Committee Member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA, center) toured a Kroger pharmacy Gainesville, Ga., this week as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT program.
On Monday, House Judiciary Committee Member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) toured a Kroger pharmacy Gainesville, Ga., in coordination with the NACDS RxIMPACT program. As part of health promotions for American Heart Month, the pharmacy team gave the congressman a preventive health screening. Kroger’s Liza Chapman, Pharm.D., who also serves as the president of the Georgia Pharmacy Association, said the tour went very well.
Chapman will have a chance to follow-up with the congressman when she comes to Washington, D.C., on March 7-8 for the 10th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. She will meet with Rep. Collins in his Capitol Hill office with other advocates from Georgia participating in the event. That means two one-on-one meetings with the congressman in less than a month.
These opportunities to meet directly with lawmakers put a face and a name on pharmacy’s story, and make a much more compelling, firsthand case for the key legislative issues NACDS RxIMPACT is focused on, such as pharmacist provider status, combating prescription opioid abuse, Medicare Part D Direct and Indirect Remuneration fee reform, and acquisition cost parity for retail pharmacy in the TRICARE program.
NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will welcome more than 400 advocates, representing all 50 states, for the two-day event that reaches 90 percent of House and Senate.