By: | Aug-4-16

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) got a chance to learn firsthand about expanded pharmacist services when he participated in a recent NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of a Winn-Dixie in Mobile, Ala.

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) got a chance to learn firsthand about expanded pharmacist services when he participated in a recent NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of a Winn-Dixie in Mobile, Ala. The pharmacy team explained to the legislator how the bill would expand access and payment for Medicare Part B services by state-licensed pharmacists in medically-underserved communities. Byrne was not aware of the legislation previously. John Greene, RPh, the pharmacy district manager for Southeastern Grocers LLC, said, “The topics were eye-opening to the congressman and I could tell he enjoyed having his knowledge enhanced about these areas.” The pharmacy team also covered other services pharmacists provide, including immunizations and medication therapy management. Greene said there was a lot of “positive interaction” between the staff and the congressman.