Archive August 2023
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2023 Bill Burke Student Pharmacist Leadership Conference Participants Announced
IPA would like to congratulate the selected participants of the 2023 Bill Burke Student Pharmacist Leadership Conference. These 22 student pharmacists from Drake University and the University of Iowa will attend a three-day leadership retreat on October 13-15, 2023 at Wildwood Hills Ranch in St. Charles, Iowa.
The Facts Surrounding Administration of the New RSV Vaccines in Iowa Pharmacies
IPA has received many questions from members regarding RSV vaccines. Based on current language
within Iowa Statewide Protocols, pharmacists in Iowa do NOT have the authority to independently order and administer the two FDA-approved RSV vaccines (Abryvso and Arexvy). Pharmacists may administer RSV vaccines in Iowa pharmacies at this time ONLY IF one of two criteria is met.
Iowa Pharmacy Association Recognizes National Wellness Month: Thriving Together
IPA highlights the importance of managing burnout and prioritizing your overall well-being. Patients and healthcare professionals alike have experienced countless stressors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After navigating many challenges over the last few years, it’s time to reprioritize wellness for yourself and your family.
PBM Complaint Results in $137,000 Backpay to IPA Member
An Iowa pharmacy received $137,000 in backpay after submitting PBM complaints to the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) for negative reconciliation as part of the PBM’s 2022 effective rate reconciliation. IPA encourages Iowa pharmacies to submit complaints of PBM violations to IID!
Month of Action 2023 – Host a Member of Congress at Your Pharmacy!
The month of August is an important time of year for advocacy with members of Congress. Due to the congressional schedule, legislators return home in August to meet with constituents. To capitalize on this opportunity, IPA invites you to participate in this ‘Month of Action’ by hosting a member of Congress at your pharmacy!
2024 IPA Committee Appointments: Seeking Interested Pharmacy Professionals
Call for 2024 IPA Committee members! This year, IPA’s Advisory Committees were aligned with the association’s 2023-2024 strategic pillars of Practice Transformation, Innovation & Growth, and Amplified Voice. Apply today to serve on a committee and directly engage in your profession!