We are thrilled that our inaugural Pharmacy Industry Summit is now less than a week away. The Summit is next Tuesday May 10th, 2016, here in our DC offices. Since we started planning for the Summit many months ago, this hottest of topics that we chose to cover, drug pricing, has become even hotter.
The stage for our day will be set by our opening panel: State of The Industry – Drug Pricing Challenges and Opportunities. The panelists include Andy Cosgrove, VP of Policy for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association; Matt Eyles, EVP of Policy & Regulatory affairs for America’s Health Insurance Plans; and, Stacie Maas, Senior VP, of Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs, American Pharmacists Association. Moderated by Rodney Whitlock, ML Strategies Vice President and former Health Policy Advisor to Senator Grassley, this panel will discuss and consider the root causes of rising drug prices and the myriad of proposed fixes, and try to predict the realities of legislative change. This panel is sure to spark lively discussion and set the tone for an interesting and thought-provoking day.
Registered attendees for the Summit include Senior Counsel and Policy Executives for insurers, PBMs, drug manufacturers, pharmacies, hospital systems, and other health care providers. It is not too late to join them. Please take a look at the full Summit agenda, study the list of participating speakers, and click on the registration bar on the Summit microsite to complete your registration. We look forward to seeing you there.