Community pharmacy caucus formed in House

October 2, 2007

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has formed the Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition to advocate on pharmacy issues.

Summary: A bipartisan group of lawmakers has formed the Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition to advocate on pharmacy issues.Community pharmacy caucus formed in HouseSeveral Republican and Democratic Representatives have announced the formation of the Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition (CCPC), a caucus of lawmakers interested in preserving access to community pharmacies. The group will push for the passage of specific pharmacy-related bills, such as the Saving Our Community Pharmacies Act, and also represent community pharmacy's interests on larger healthcare-related legislation. Modeled on other caucuses like the Rural Healthcare Coalition, CCPC will initially have 34 members of Congress but is expected to grow. "Caucuses do matter in our Congress," explained Jerry Moran (R, Kan.). "It is only right that community pharmacists have a voice."

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