Arkansas Pharmacists Association

 Welcome to the Arkansas Pharmacists Association!

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), founded in 1882, is the statewide professional association representing approximately 2,300 pharmacists in Arkansas.  APA strives to further the professional advancement of pharmacists, advocate the value of pharmacy, and safeguard the health and well-being of every Arkansan.  Its mission is to advance a professional and business environment for Arkansas pharmacists to be successful and fulfilled in serving patients.

 

 

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The Arkansas Pharmacists Association is facilitating FREE meetings to bring prescribers and pharmacists together to share 
information and best practices on how to care for their patients regarding controlled substances. 

    DATES:   Helena --- TBD

    TIME:  Dinner served at 6:30 PM   Discussion: 7:00 PM --- 9:00 PM    

      

    

  

 

Special thanks to our business partners:

These Partners provide financial support to the APA. 

Their support enables the APA to be a strong voice for pharmacy in Arkansas. 

     

          

 
Government Affairs Committee


APA's Government Affairs Committee considers issues related to the profession of pharmacy and the public including developing, evaluating, and monitoring legislation, regulation, or other political activities affecting pharmacy.  The Committee also considers issues pertaining to any person, company, or organization involved as a third party entity affecting the profession of pharmacy such as: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), Drug Manufacturers, Third Party Administrators (TPAs), Consultants and Government Programs. 

 

Committee Member

Position

Rodney Richmond

Chair

Josh Bright

Member

Christina Drummond

Member

Blake Johnson

Member

Duane Jones

Member

Randy Kassissieh

Member

Bhekimpilo Mthongana

Member

Richard Pennington

Member

Eric Shelley

Member

Tyler Staten

Member

Mike Stover

Member

Philip Way

Member

Robert Woolsey

Member

Ed Pat Wright

Member

 

Harding Student Representative

Philip Deer

UAMS Student Representative

Stephen Carroll

Executive Committee Liaison

Clint Boone

Board of Directors Liaison

Debra Wolfe

Staff Liaison

John Vinson

Staff Liaison

 
Government Affairs

According to APA Membership Surveys, the top five most important member benefits include: 1) APA's work with health plans to facilitate pharmacy issues; 2) lobbying efforts; 3) staff response to pharmacy questions; 4) CPE programs; and 5) APA outreach to stakeholders. 

APA staff works daily to keep members informed of important issues, including APA’s work with health plans to facilitate pharmacy and lobbying and outreach efforts.

Arkansas Pharmacists Political Action Committee (AP-PAC) - State legislators need financial support from pharmacists to successfully campaign for office.  AP-PAC allows pharmacists to support those who support pharmacy.

Find Your Legislator - Below is a list of Arkansas federal legislators. 

U.S. Representatives  
District 1
The Honorable Eric A. (Rick) Crawford
1408 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4076
Fax: (202) 225-5602
http://crawford.house.gov/
District 2
The Honorable Tim Griffin
1232 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2506
Fax: (202) 225-5903
http://griffin.house.gov/
District 3
The Honorable Steve Womack
1508 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 225-4301
Fax: (202) 225-5713
http://womack.house.gov/
District 4

The Honorable Tom Cotton
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-3772
http://cotton.house.gov/contact

U.S. Senators  

The Honorable John Boozman
320 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4843
Fax: (202) 228-1371
http://www.boozman.senate.gov/

The Honorable Mark Pryor
255 Dirksen
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2353
Fax: (202) 228-0908
http://www.pryor.senate.gov/
 

Notes From the Hill - During the 89th General Assembly and previous legislative sessions, APA's Director of Government Relations Debra Wolfe issued a weekly report on how the legislative session was progressing.  Read a final summary of important pharmacy legislation that passed: 89th General Assembly Legislative Results .

 
Government Affairs Links

MAC and PBM Audit Bills
Act 1194 of the 89th General Assembly addresses issues surrounding Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) payments.  In addition, the 88th General Assembly in 2011 passed Act 517, the Pharmacy Audit Bill of Rights. This bill provides a number of audit protections. Click here to view details on both bills.

Find Your Legislator
Contacting your state legislators is an important way to be heard. 

To find your state senator, click here and to find your state representative, click here