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PPA Position and Policy Papers

Below is a listing of current papers which reflects the policy and position of PPA on these topics.  PPA will on occasion elect to write a more lengthy position paper when it appears that a simple policy statement may not be enough to effectively convey the viewpoints.


Policy Manual

The Policy Manual contains the adopted policies of the Association which undergo regular review at least every five years by the Health Policy Committee.


Eliminating the Barriers to Safe and Effective Prescription Medications

This paper outlines the numerous problems and issues that exist today in the prescription medication delivery system, along with possible solutions for consideration.

Opioid Dispensing Guidelines

These voluntary dispensing guidelines were developed by PPA and endorsed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Safe Medication Disposal 

This paper outlines the problems, questions, and possible solutions resources for disposing of unused medications.


The Pharmacists Role in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Unintended Consequences of PA DPW Six Prescription Drug Limit

In 2012, a six drug limit was implemented in Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance Program.  This paper outlines the issues potentially resulting from this action.

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