IPC’s government relations team hits Capitol Hill
SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. — The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative’s government relations team, alongside board members, recently took to the nation’s capital to discuss issues affecting independent pharmacy with legislators. The team scheduled meetings with more than 25 legislators from more than 10 states.
“This is a great opportunity for the IPC team to express our need for legislative support and to represent the needs of our members and their communities.” IPC SVP government relations Mark Kinney said. “It is crucial that we speak for our members and actively work to achieve legislative and public policy successes important to independent pharmacy.”
IPC has worked with other industry stakeholders to pass legislation related to community pharmacy, and has advocated around such issues as a legislative response to direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR, fees; implementing a valid professional dispensing fee; and PBM Enforcement Regulation, among others.