Dr. David Gortler, PharmD, FCCP, a 2nd generation independent pharmacist and the first pharmacist to be appointed to a senior advisory position with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and PUTT Executive Director Monique Whitney co-authored a Summary Proposal of Recommendations to lower drug prices which was submitted to the Trump Administration on Monday, Sept. 14th.
Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY), the Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association (LIPA), and several other pharmacy organizations contributed to the document, which was submitted at the request of senior ranking trade advisors.
The 27-page plan contained a series of recommendations focused on strict PBM reform measures. Guidelines submitted included:
PUTT is proud to have been requested to assist the federal government with reform that could benefit all patients, providers, and pharmacies. This is one of the many ways we are working on behalf of our members and we will continue to push for state and federal reform until PBM abuse is eradicated.
To view an excerpt from the summary recommendations document click here
To view the full submitted document click here