Rep. David Santiago, FL; Sen. Max Wise, KY; Rep. Jason Rapert, AR; Sen. Jeff Mullis, GA; Rep. Scott Lipps, OH; Rep. John Forbes, IA; Dr. Tom Oliverson, TX; Bernard LeBas, LA; and Rep. Robert Johnson, LA advised members on actions they can and should be taking in their home states to get involved and change the law.
Greg Reybold of the Georgia Pharmacy Association conducted a case study over lunch on the Georgia Patient Act. During the afternoon and Saturday sessions, Summit attendees engaged in frank discussion about policy, social media, association and community partnerships, and captured ideas for use in developing a preliminary "roadmap" that will serve as the foundation for promoting transparency and developing anti-PBM abuse legislation in 2019.
PUTT was warmly welcomed by the Louisiana Independent Pharmacists Association (LIPA), who hosted a cocktail reception in the courtyard of the historic Hotel Mazarin in the French Quarter.
PUTT plans a series of follow up calls for Summit attendees to continue the work that was begun this month in New Orleans.