June 9, 2017

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85th Texas Legislative Session
Get the latest on Physician Dispensing, NADAC, PBM Legislation and Medicaid Formulary! To learn more, please watch a brief video below of Justin Hudman, TPA’s Division Director of Public Affairs TPA’s legislative priorities and updates.

It's official Governor Abbott is calling a Special Session of the Texas Legislature to begin on July 18th. The primary reason for the session is to address the continuation of the Texas Medical Board. Once the legislature begins to address that, he will add 19 additional issues to the call! 85th Legislative Session Wrap-up.

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State News

FDA wants opioid painkiller pulled off market
(CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to "the public health consequences of abuse."

"We are facing an opioid epidemic...More

Association News
TPA PharmPAC 10-10-10


It’s Back!
Time to Lead Your School to Victory Again
Dethrone the University of the Incarnate Word!

Here is how it works:

  • You donate at least $10 to PharmPAC. The campaign will run through July 9!
  • Then email, text or call 10 of your friends, and beg, plead, coax, guilt, threaten, bribe, trick or inspire them to match or exceed your contribution!
  • Last, but not least, you select to donate on behalf of one of the 10 Colleges.

You can select from one of our state’s eight prestigious Colleges of Pharmacy programs, or choose to have a little fun and put your money down on the Dallas Cowboys University (DCU) or on the Houston Texans University (HTU).

This year we are doing things a little different, which means you got one month to lead your school to victory!

The school with the most contributions will be announced on July 9 at the end of TPA’s PharmPAC Breakfast . The school with the most contributions will receive their name on the PharmPAC 10-10-10 Trophy to be displayed prominently at the TPA’s new headquarters.

Last year we were able to bring in over $15,000! We challenge you to help us beat that this year by raising $20,000!

Will your school reign supreme? It’s up to you! Donate here!

Texas Pharmacy Association Political Action Committee, 3200 Steck Avenue, Ste. 370 Austin, Texas 78757. Call 512-836-8350 for information. According to Texas Government Code 305.027, this material may be considered "legislative advertising." Authorization for its publication is made by Carol Reagan, Interim-Chief Executive Officer, Texas Pharmacy Association.

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Congratulations to these TPA Award Winners!!

Bowl of Hygeia - Chris Alvarado, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist of the Year - Carol Reagan, Pharm.D.
Distinguished Young Pharmacist - Jacob Daggett, Pharm.D.
Distinguished Student Pharmacist - Kassie Pfluger
Distinguished Pharmacy Technician - Theresa Day, CPhT
Generations RX - Andrea Laguado

Monthly Member CE:

Stress Management Skills for Pharmacy Practice

This activity will introduce pharmacists to evidence-based approaches for managing stress. Attendees will practice mind-body skills known to short-circuit the “fright, fight, or flight” response to stressful situations. Attendees also will learn cognitive practices for changing their thinking about potentially stressful situations. Attendees will leave with a personal toolkit of strategies for controlling the amount of stress they experience both in and out of the workplace. More

Come Join Leticia Van De Putte
At This Year’s PharmPAC Breakfast

July 9th at 7am
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
United States

We all know and love Leticia as our Pharmacist Legislator!

Leticia graduated from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 1979.
Upon graduation, she worked for her grandfather's pharmacy before buying her own business in the Loma Park area of San Antonio.
In 1990 she was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, where she served till running for the Texas Senate where she served from 1999-2015.

Leticia will share her story and discuss why pharmacists being politically involved through advocacy and PharmPAC is so vital to the long-term viability of Pharmacy.

Register for the breakfast here!
Space is limited!

Have you registered for Conference & Expo?

Hotel Block Ends June 7th!
Register Now!

New for 2017: LOWER Registration Rates
Free Night to Enjoy San Antonio

Silent Auction

TPA Educational Opportunities
TPA offers other education programs on a wide range of topics. For information on all of TPA’s upcoming educational events, visit the TPA Event Calendar & Online CE Calendar

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Texas Pharmacy Association
Carol Reagan, Interim Executive Director, TPA • 512.615.9170