Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) Discusses Provider Status, Opioid Abuse on Rite Aid Pharmacy Tour in Lancaster, N.Y.

| Jun-8-16

House Energy and Commerce Committee Member Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) participated in an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of a Rite Aid in Lancaster, N.Y., on Monday. Photo: Rep. Chris Collins

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) participated in an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of a Rite Aid in Lancaster, N.Y., on Monday. The congressman asked the pharmacy team several questions about the opioid epidemic, which he knows a lot about as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Collins recently released a statement lauding the House passage of 18 pieces of legislation to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic during the week of May 9, 11 of which were passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Collins said, “There is no silver bullet to fix this issue, but the bipartisan legislative items passed this week will help communities across America educate individuals about the dangers of opioid abuse and work to eradicate this severe epidemic.”

The pharmacy team also discussed NACDS-backed legislation, H.R. 592/S. 314, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act—which would increase access to pharmacist-provided services to underserved Medicare beneficiaries, within pharmacists’ scope of practice. A member of the pharmacy team said, “We greatly enjoyed meeting with our elected official and having this forum to voice our opinions.”

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