Hy-Vee, Inc. participated in an Aurelia, Iowa, town hall with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT program.
Members of Congress got a firsthand understanding of critical pharmacy public policy issues when they toured pharmacies in their home states and congressional districts during the congressional recess. Urging direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee relief as part of drug-pricing legislation led discussions with lawmakers.
The pharmacy tours and town halls gave legislators a clear picture of the role pharmacy plays in their own communities, in addition to putting the challenges pharmacies are currently facing in perspective. The pharmacy teams also discussed their work on opioid abuse prevention, as part of the solution to the ongoing crisis.
Pictured above, Hy-Vee, Inc., pharmacy advocates participated in an Aurelia, Iowa, town hall with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA). Chairman Grassley led the discussion by addressing prescription drug prices and briefed the audience on the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, which he is cosponsoring with Sen. Wyden. The bill seeks to lower drug prices and increase transparency in healthcare.
The total number of NACDS RxIMPACT 2019 in-district events to promote DIR relief priorities now stands at 72—and counting.
Check out more pharmacy tours on NACDS’ Twitter and Facebook and be sure to “like,” “retweet,” and “comment” on those related to DIR.