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NCPA 2023 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In to feature Comer, Bedoya

The fly-in will focus on ways community pharmacies can serve their constituents and what changes to the payment model are needed to best care for them in the future.

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya will be giving remarks at the National Community Pharmacy Association’s upcoming Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In. The fly-in will occur April 26-27 in Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C.

Comer recently announced an investigation into pharmacy benefit managers and the role their business practices play in increasing prescription drug costs and reducing access to community pharmacies. He will speak on Wednesday, April 26 from 8:30-9 a.m. ET. Bedoya and his fellow FTC commissioners voted unanimously in June 2022 to initiate a 6(b) study of PBMs. Bedoya will speak on Thursday, April 27 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. ET.

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“NCPA’s fly-in is always an important event for independent pharmacists to attend, but it is especially meaningful this year given the growing scrutiny in Washington of PBM business practices,” said NCPA president Hugh Chancy. “This is our best opportunity yet to share with policymakers the many ways we serve their constituents and what changes to the payment model we’d need to best care for them in the future. I’m thrilled that Chairman Comer and Commissioner Bedoya will be speaking. I hope many community pharmacists will join us at this year’s NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In as we keep up the fight for our patients and our business.”

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Community pharmacists can click here to learn more about the fly-in and to RSVP. 







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