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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...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Testifies in Support of Collaborative Practice Legislation »
TPA Member Keri Krupp and CEO Debbie Garza testified Wednesday evening for HB 4297 by Rep. John Raney before the H...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Opposes Physician Dispensing Bill in House Committee »
Although much of the Texas Pharmacy Association's advocacy efforts are focused on passing pro-pharmacy legislation, TPA is...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Committees Advance Pharmacy Legislation »
A variety of important bills affecting pharmacy have been voted out of committee and are one step closer to becoming law....
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Pharmacists Lobby on Capitol Hill During NCPA Fly-In »
Members of the Texas Pharmacy Association and TPA affiliate Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas, as well as the T...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TPA Visits Capitol to Advocate for Pharmacy »
On Tuesday, Texas Pharmacy Association Board Member Nathan Pope visited the State Capitol with Stephanie Chiarello, TPA's...
Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Subcommittee Considers Immunization Expansion »
The Texas House Subcommittee on Health Professions heard testimony April 4 regarding House Bill 3458 by Rep. Harol...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Supports Medicaid Managed Care Reform »
Late in the evening on April 3, the Texas House Public Health Committee heard testimony on House Bill 3388 by Rep. J.D....

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