ASHP Meets with HHS on Patient Access to Pharmacist Care, Drug Pricing
ASHP leadership, along with several of our national pharmacy partners, met with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today to discuss issues affecting pharmacists and their patients.
The discussion with Secretary Becerra focused on three major issues:
- Improving patient access to pharmacist care
- Ensuring that the end of the public health emergency will not disrupt patient access to medications
- Reducing insulin prices
ASHP and its partners also encouraged HHS to leverage pharmacists in the fight against the opioid epidemic. ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz recently sent a letter to President Biden detailing steps that the federal government should take to combat opioid use disorder.
ASHP members can read our biweekly government relations Newslink to learn more about ASHP’s efforts to educate federal policymakers on these and other topics impacting the practice of pharmacy.