The 10th annual Face of Pharmacy brings students, faculty and the associations’ professional and student membership together to allow legislators “see” pharmacy practice and support legislative changes to permit wider adoption and implementation of clinical pharmacy services.
The speaking program, from 2-2:30, will highlight legislation important to pharmacists.
Speakers include Daniel Lefkowitz, PharmD, MBA, CDOE, President, Rhode Island Pharmacists Association and Brian Musiak, PharmD, MBA, President, Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists; State of Rhode Island Leadership, Governor Lincoln Chafee and Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts; Rhode Island Department of Health, Catherine Cordy, RPh, Chief, RI Board of Pharmacy; University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Angela Olenik, PharmD Candidate '13, and Paul Larrat, RPh, PhD, Interim Dean.
Featured bills include: controlled substance e-prescribing and the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) (S0647 & H5756), syringe disposal at pharmacies (H5048), bath salts and synthetic cannabinoids to Schedule I (H5063), and most importantly, including CLIA-waived laboratory tests (glucose screening, HIV tests, cholesterol tests, etc.) in our state Pharmacy Practice Act (S0616 & H5319)!
Demonstration tables, staffed by APPE students, preceptors, and faculty provide free services to the legislators such as: hypertension and chronic disease screenings, body fat analysis, and medication therapy management and counseling. Other tables highlight progressive and successful practices of pharmacy in the state, including representatives from your state pharmacy associations. Come interact with your colleagues at the tables and learn what changes in pharmacy YOU should promote with your state policymakers!