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The Importance of PharmPAC


 

What is PharmPAC?

PharmPAC, short for the Pharmacy Political Action Committee, is the Pennsylvania affiliated political action committee of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

 

PharmPAC empowers pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and others to shape their political environment through contributions to candidates running for state office. By aggregating voluntary donations and supporting candidates who advocate for the pharmacy profession, PharmPAC advances the interests of pharmacists and the patients they serve.

 

PharmPAC is non-partisan in its evaluation of candidate support. The program and platform of each individual candidate on pharmacy issues, rather than a party label, determines whom PharmPAC supports. PharmPAC does not buy votes!  PharmPAC does help us have an active voice in the political process.  PharmPAC is an important arm in our overall advocacy efforts.

 

Please support PharmPAC!

 

        

 

Contributions can be one-time contributions and repeated often!  Or they can be a commitment to a monthly amount.  You choose what works for you.  Any amount is helpful.

 

Please remember that all donations to PharmPAC should be made as “hard money” contributions (i.e. contributions made through either a personal credit card and/or personal check).

 

 

Attention Students

Join the 1878 Society today to easily support PPA advocacy efforts and contribute to PharmPAC! To join the Society, make a one time (or more) contribution of at least $18.78 to PharmPAC and your name will be added to our special 1878 Society membership. Click here to learn more and join today!

 

 

Thank you to our PharmPAC Board of Directors!

PharmPAC is very appreciative of our active Trustees who provide guidance and support in the work we do.  They work to encourage contributions and support and help direct candidate support.  Additionally, they work to coordinate efforts with our other pharmacy PACs in Pennsylvania.

Chair - Rob Frankil; Members: Ben Andrick, Tom DePietro, Eric Esterbrook, Chuck Kray, and Darrin Silbaugh.

 

How has PharmPAC Helped Pharmacists?

PharmPAC support helped us advocate for and pass legislation that:

  • Required PBMs to register in PA
  • Increased MAC and generic pricing transparency
  • Established uniform audit standards
  • Increased the PACE professional dispensing fee
  • Expanded drug take-back locations
  • Improved the PDMP for pharmacists
  • Allowed for substitution of interchangeable biological products

Click here for a full summary of recent legislative successes!

 

 

What is PharmPAC Currently Advocating For?

  • Fighting for Fair Pharmacy Reimbursement
  • Expanding Pharmacist-Provided Immunization Opportunities
  • Easier access to offer CLIA waived tests
  • Pharmacy Technician registration
  • PBM Transparency

Click here for more information on our current legislative priorities!

 

 

Contributions for PharmPAC are voluntary expenditures and are not deductible for federal tax income as a charitable contribution. The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Political Action Committee complies with applicable laws and files regular reports with the Bureau of Elections.

 

 

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