Shaping the Future

Public policy directly impacts your pharmacy from scope of practice to licensing to compliance and risk assessment. Legislative and regulatory decisions affect your ability to identify efficiencies and tailor operations to the needs of patients, especially those living in underserved, rural areas. With our independent pharmacy focus, Value Drug actively engages influential policymakers and regulators on legislative solutions for the appropriate regulatory structure. Understanding the effects of legislation can give you the clarity required for making optimal pharmacy business decisions. At Value Drug, our goal is to provide members with timely regulatory and legislative updates and action alerts—working to shape a future focused on patient-first outcomes, ensuring pharmaceutical drug safety and strengthening independent community pharmacies.

Value Drug has been VAWD (Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors) accredited in all locations since 2012, thus ensuring compliance with both state and federal laws, as well as with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s (NABP’s) VAWD criteria.

Advocacy

Value Drug is focused on advancing the interests of independent community pharmacy. Our dedicated lobbying team in Pennsylvania is actively engaged with key members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Additionally, the team conducts in-depth policy research for strategic policy planning and targeted communications aimed at making a difference for the pharmacy profession. We provide our members with opportunities to voice their concerns directly to the Pennsylvania General Assembly through meetings, fundraising events and legislative dinners. Value Drug also drives a targeted agenda in coordination with the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA), the Philadelphia Association of Retail Druggists (PARD), and our joint development of the Pennsylvania Community Pharmacy Caucus, a bipartisan alliance of legislators who support and promote the interests of independent community pharmacy in Pennsylvania.

Value PAC

Value PAC is Value Drug’s non-partisan political action committee dedicated to promoting the interests of independent community pharmacy in Pennsylvania through financial campaign support for those legislators who understand and are appreciative of pharmacy and distribution issues. Active legislative engagement gives our members a strategic edge that enables them to stay ahead with a proactive, rather than reactive, pharmacy environment, thereby bringing order to an unpredictable healthcare delivery process. There is strength in numbers and our sizeable membership base provides independent community pharmacists with the opportunity to serve the Pennsylvania General Assembly as knowledge experts and alert key public policy decision makers on the current issues facing our industry. Join our Value PAC today!

Today’s Issues

Federal

  • CMS Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model and Biosimilars Guidance. Learn More

  • Preserving Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) inventory accounting method to efficiently handle prescription drug products supplied to our member pharmacies. Learn More

  • Opposing Prescription Drug Importation – Patient safety is first and drug importation increases the likelihood for counterfeit drug product to enter the supply chain, exposing patients to insufficient or too much of an active ingredient in substandard medication. Learn More

  • Full implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA, or Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act) (Public Law 113-54) to prevent counterfeit drugs from entering the supply chain and protecting patients. Learn More

  • Increase Funding for Opioid Addiction Treatment/Education (Both Federal and State). Learn More

  • Supporting Provider Status permitting pharmacists, in medically underserved areas, to be recognized as a provider for services under Medicare Part B according to the full scope of pharmacy practice in each state, thus expanding essential services to patients, improving health outcomes. Learn More

State (Pennsylvania)

  • PACE Reimbursement, modernization and expansion; Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Transparency; Pharmacy Technician Registration. Learn More

Our Professional Partners

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

The NCPA represents, promotes and defends the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacies, and is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent pharmacy in the U.S. Primary members of Value Drug get one free pharmacist membership and a discounted rate for any additional memberships.

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Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA)

The PPA promotes the pharmacy profession in Pennsylvania to enhance patient care and public health while working to ensure that pharmacists are recognized, engaged and fairly compensated as healthcare providers.

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Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN)

PPCN is focused on ensuring medications are used appropriately for everyone’s benefit. Through a collaborative approach, PPCN pharmacists engage in their patients’ healthcare, offering high-quality, patient-centered care, and helping payers, providers and patients all reach the outcomes they desire.

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Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)

The HDA represents the pharmaceutical supply chain and helps members navigate regulations and innovations to ensure that medications reach patients on time, safely and efficiently. HDA is Value Drug’s advocacy partner, offering networking opportunities with our colleagues, educational programs and industry forums that help keeps us on the forefront of our industry. The HDA Research Foundation is the non-profit charitable organization of HDA that conducts research and disseminates information to enhance the knowledge base, efficiency and effectiveness of the total healthcare supply chain, as well as provide thought leadership to improve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain through future-focused study and programming.

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National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)

The NASP is a trade association that represents all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry. NASP’s members include the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, GPOs, distributors and more. With over 100 corporate members and 1,200 individuals, NASP is the unified voice of specialty pharmacy in the U.S.

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Customer Service

Value Drug is committed to providing the highest level of customer support. Whether you have a basic question or need help with a more complicated issue, our experienced, knowledgeable team of customer service professionals are available to assist you.

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