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Our Advocacy Agenda
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Our Advocacy Agenda

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is the primary organization in the state that provides representation for pharmacists’ interests with state departments, regulatory agencies, and the Minnesota Legislature.

At MPhA, we understand that the state laws and regulations provide the framework under which Minnesota pharmacists practice, and we are committed to ensuring that public officials recognize the professional qualifications of pharmacists, and act to support legislation that will allow pharmacists to practice to the full extent of their capabilities and be reimbursed adequately for these services.

We are actively engaged in advocacy efforts to ensure that laws and regulations keep pace with the evolution of the profession, and to increase public awareness of the role of pharmacists in advancing patient care.

Current issues MPhA is working on through its policy committees and in conjunction with the Pharmacy Advocacy Task Force include:

  • Adequate Medicaid reimbursement
  • Communicating that Canadian drug importation is neither a safe nor effective means of reducing prescription drug costs
  • Expanding pharmacists scope of practice
    • Naloxone distribution implementation
    • Access to self-administered contraceptives
    • Access to smoking cessation medications
    • Access to travel medicines
    • Provision of mental health services
    • Administration of injectable medications
  • Prior authorization issues
  • Pharmaceutical waste disposal implementation
  • Increased responsibilities for pharmacy technicians

Get more information about Pharmacists expanding health care access with issue briefs

Click here to view MPhA’s 2017 Advocacy Accomplishments

Click here to view the 2017 MPhA Public Affairs Committee’s Annual Report to the House of Delegates

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