By Jim Snyder - 06/02/09 05:58 PM EDT
The effort will concentrate on 20 lawmakers on the four key House and Senate committees. About 3,500 NCPA members plan to make weekly calls and send weekly e-mails to the members and their staffs.
The NCPA also wants Congress to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which the association says have put in place a “Byzantine, secretive drug payment system” to produce enormous profits. Pharmacists and PBMs, which run the drug benefits for private health insurance plans and private Medicare plans, are bitter political rivals.