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2019–2020 Board of Directors Elected »
  The results are in from the 2019 TPA Board of Directors election. Thank you to all who voted August 5–20 and...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Participates in 2019 CAPA Induction »
TPA Immediate Past President Mark Comfort and Chief Executive Officer Debbie Garza attended the Capital Area...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Statement Regarding Recent Mass Shootings »
Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) President Raj Chhadua, Pharm.D., has issued the following statement following the mass sh...
Monday, August 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Conference & Expo Elevates the Profession »
A record crowd of Texas pharmacy professionals found a variety of ways to elevate their profession at the 2019 TPA Confere...
Sunday, August 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 PharmPAC Breakfast Encourages Pharmacy to Elevate Its Influence »
  Sunday morning's annual PharmPAC Breakfast at the 2019 TPA Conference & Expo encouraged...
Saturday, August 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House of Delegates Passes Resolutions »
Delegates line up at the microphone to debate a medical cannabis resolution. The Texas Pharmacy Association's Hou...
Thursday, June 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Seeks Delegates for APhA 2020 Annual Meeting »
It’s time again to appoint Texas delegates and alternates to the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) House of Delegat...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Law Delays Checking Prescription Monitoring Program »
On June 14, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3284 by Rep. J.D. Sheffield and Sen. Jane Nelson, which d...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Abbott Signs Bill Requiring e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances »
Late last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2174 , which requires the electronic prescribing of all cont...
Friday, June 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Collaborative Practice Bill »
In another big win for pharmacy this year, on June 14, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 1056...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Independent Pharmacists: Take Action for Federal DIR Reform »
Sign On to Letter Asking Senator Cornyn to Support Federal DIR Reform! Independent pharmacy owners understand th...
Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Bill Providing Wholesale Audit Protections »
On June 7, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1455 to provide pharmacy protection from wholesale invoice audits....
Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Bill Allowing Payment for Services »
  Late Friday, May 31, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3441 by State Rep. Eddie Lucio III an...
Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
86th Legislative Session Ends with Mix of Wins, Losses for Pharmacy »
The 86th Texas Legislature adjourned on Monday, and pharmacy emerged from the 2019 legislative session with some notable w...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Pharmacist Practitioner Bill »
On May 29, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 1757, which amends the Insurance Code for commercial health plans by ad...
Monday, May 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Reform Bill Dies in Closing Days of Session »
One of pharmacy’s top legislative priorities failed on Sunday, just before the close of the 86th legislative session. HB 3...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Collaborative Practice Bill Heads to Governor »
In a significant win for pharmacy, Senate Bill 1056 , clarifying collaborative practice between a physician and a pharmac...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Advances Bill Mandating e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances »
On Tuesday, May 21, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 2174 by Rep. John Zerwas and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst , which requi...
Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wholesale Audit Legislation Passes Senate »
The Texas Senate passed House Bill 1455 on Sunday, May 19, which seeks to protect independent pharmacies in Texas from o...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Working to Move Bills Before End of Session »
With just over a week left in the 2019 Texas Legislature, a variety of pharmacy priority bills are still making their way...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Testifies in Support of PBM Reform Legislation »
Pharmacy showed up in force at the State Capitol twice this week to testify in support of PBM reform, as the May 14 Sena...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Reform Bill »
Medicaid payment reform for pharmacy is headed to the floor of the Texas Senate. HB 3388 was voted favorably from the Se...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Senate Passes Pharmacy Legislation »
On Wednesday, May 15, the full Texas Senate unanimously passed two pharmacy bills increasing patients' access to care. HB...
Friday, May 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PBM Reform Faces Critical Senate Committee Hearing »
On Tuesday, May 14, the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hear a critical PBM reform bill, HB...
Thursday, May 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Bills Advance in 'Dog Days' of Session »
The days (and nights) are getting longer with less than three weeks left in the 86th Legislative Session. Pharmacy priorit...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Pharmacy Congress Meets in Austin »
TPA President Mark Comfort, President-Elect Raj Chhadua, and CEO Debbie Garza attended the quarterly meeting of the Texas...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Attends TSBP Quarterly Meeting »
The Texas Pharmacy Association attended the Texas State Board of Pharmacy’s quarterly Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, M...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominating Committee Announces 2019 Slate of Candidates »
The Texas Pharmacy Association's Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Mary Klein, has released its 20...
Thursday, May 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Committee Hears Payment Parity Bill after Passing House »
TPA President Mark Comfort and CEO Debbie Garza testified Thursday, May 2, before the Senate Business and Commerce Committ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Testifies in Support of ‘Test and Treat’ Legislation »
TPA members Michelle Beall and Rannon Ching, along with CEO Debbie Garza, testified late Wednesday night before the House...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Texas House Passes PBM Reform Bill »
PBM reform, Texas pharmacy’s top priority for the 86th Legislative Session, took a major step forward on Tuesday, April 30...
Friday, April 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Legislation Advances at Capitol »
There are only 32 days left in the Texas Legislative Session, and the State Capitol is abuzz with efforts to pass and kill...
Thursday, April 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominating Committee Interviews 2019 Candidates »
The Texas Pharmacy Association Nominating Committee met Thursday to interview candidates for this year's open positions on...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Conference Registration Now Open! »
Join your colleagues August 2–4 for a weekend of pharmacy education and fun at the 2019 TPA Conference & Expo. Learn h...
Thursday, April 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Committees Pass TPA-Supported Medicaid Reform, E-Prescribing, Network Termination Bills »
Critical Medicaid reform legislation is one step closer to reality as HB 3388 by Rep. J.D. Sheffield was unanimously pas...

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