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Vaccine Eligibility Open to All Iowans Next Week

Starting Monday, April 5, all Iowan adults will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Reynolds made this initial announcement on March 17 and reaffirmed it on March 31, after the White House told states to expect a significant increase in vaccine allocation across the country.

Second Funnel Approaches – Action Still Needed on PBM Bill

With the second funnel deadline approaching next week, legislation to reign in harmful PBM practices still needs action to remain alive. HF 729 must pass the House and be approved in committee by the Senate to be eligible for further consideration this session.

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IPA Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

On Thursday, the Senate passed IPA’s practice advancement bill, SF 296, on a 47-0 vote. This moves the bill one step closer to final passage and ensures the bill is “funnel proof” for the 2021 Legislative Session. 

Local Pharmacies Host Large Clinics to Vaccinate Thousands Across the State of Iowa

In recent weeks, local pharmacies across the state of Iowa have administered COVID-19 vaccines to thousands of patients in their communities following state eligibility guidelines. These pharmacies, located in small towns and cities alike, are part of CPESN...

Outreach Needed: Contact Your Legislators on IPA's PBM Bill

While IPA’s bill to reign in harmful PBM practices was moved out of the House Commerce Committee unanimously last week, grassroots outreach is still needed to build support in the House and Senate.

IPA Member Administers COVID-19 Vaccine to Governor Reynolds

On Wednesday, March 3, Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa DHS Director Kelly Garcia received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine from IPA member Jane Allen.

Pharmacy Bills Clear Legislative Funnel

Today marks the end of the first legislative funnel deadline in Iowa. If bills have not been reported out of the committee they were assigned to, they are no longer eligible for consideration this session. 

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