Keynote speaker Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District, shared an overview of current legislative action on drug pricing, state legislative action to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and efforts to eliminate Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) fees. He also discussed efforts for achieving national oral parity, to ensure that patients treated with oral medications are paying the same amount as those receiving IV chemotherapy.
While there are many positive efforts underway to lower the costs of prescription drugs and substantially help patients, Carter advised that there is still much work to be done. He encourages practices to remain engaged with their state and federal representatives and share their first-hand, real-world knowledge and experiences.
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