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Board of Pharmacy Rules Workshop
May 10, 2013
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
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Report on Meetings with Governor Scott's Aide and Senator Gaetz's Aides re: FIPN 2013 Legislative Session
On November 8, 2012 Bill Mincy, Mike Fischer, and Lobbyist Sean Schwinghammer finalized a meeting with Gov. Scott’s Aide and Senator Gaetz’s Aides for an hour each. In order to prepare for the meeting, the group of independent pharmacy owners met at PPSC’s office in the morning to discuss the issues and prepare for testimony. The first meeting was at 2:30 PM and the second one at 4:00 PM. This meeting included Jay Rittenberg (independent pharmacy owner, Miami) and the following FIPN independent pharmacists (Lois Adams, Orlando; Jim & Joan Kovisto, Jacksonville; Roger & Virginia Accardi, Orange City; Scott Paramore, Marianna; Lynn Massey, Quincy; Ray & Mary Sue Adams, Lynn Haven; Rick Bradford, Tallahassee; Leke Alli, Tampa; and Michael Jackson, FPA CEO & Vice President.) Everyone testified about our 2013 Legislative agenda consisting of Auditing, PBM Transparency, and Patient Freedom of Choice.
FIPN Pharmacists Visit with Senator Denise Grimsley at District 21 Office
On January 4, 2013 Lobbyist’s Mike Fischer & Sean Schwinghammer arranged for a meeting of six (6) FIPN members with Senator Grimsley in her Sebring district office to discuss FIPN’s 2013 Legislative agenda. Those in attendance were Lois Adams & Win Adams from Orlando, Steven Nelson from Okeechobee, Bob Duncan from Sebring, and Jerold & Tom Slaughter from Mulberry. They met with the Senator for over an hour discussing issues related to Auditing, PBM Transparency/Pharmacy Fair Reimbursement and Patient Freedom of Choice. The attendees felt the meeting with the Senator was worthwhile for pharmacy.