ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and its members are gearing up for a significant week in Washington, D.C. The organization’s 2023 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In will be taking place April 26-27, and is NCPA’s first in-person fly-in since April 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will feature remarks from Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya.
One of the bills NCPA members will be advocating for during fly-in visits on Capitol Hill – the Drug Price Transparency in Medicaid Act (H.R. 1613) – is scheduled for consideration at an April 26 House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing titled “Lowering Unaffordable Costs: Legislative Solutions to Increase Transparency and Competition in Health Care.” This comes as both chambers of Congress as well as federal agencies are increasingly targeting pharmacy benefit managers, after years of work by NCPA members and others to advance investigations and reforms.
The Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In remarks by Comer and Bedoya will be open to the media. Members of the press interested in attending should contact Andie Pivarunas and specify whether you plan to attend one or both sessions.
- WHO: Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Accountability; Alvaro Bedoya, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
- WHAT: Remarks at the NCPA 2023 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In
- WHEN: Comer on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. ET; Bedoya on Thursday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. ET
- WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
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