NLARx Winter Meeting February 26, 2010

Thanks to all who attended the Winter NLARx meeting in Washington, DC!

Presentations from the meeting are below:

Sean Flynn - What's Trade Got To Do With It? USTR?s New Focus on ?Disciplining? Pricing Initiatives, and the Impact on State Medicaid Programs and Health Care Reform. (PDF)

Ann Woloson - Safeguarding Kids and Containing Prescription Drug Costs - Learn what states are doing to preserve access for those who need them, while monitoring and controlling the prescribing of powerful antipsychotic drugs. (PDF)

Jasmin Weaver - The latest on health care reform and changes to pharmaceutical policy, including the Part D ?donut hole,? price negotiation, PBM reform, ending ?pay to delay? reverse payments, and the status of follow-on biologics. (PDF)

Meredith Jacob - Why Are Drug Prices So High? - A presentation on the recent GAO Report, ?Brand-Name Prescription Drug Pricing: Lack of Therapeutically Equivalent Drugs and Limited Competition May Contribute to Extraordinary Price Increases.? (PDF)

The Winter NLARx meeting was held Friday, February 26 from 9:30 am ? 3 pm at the Washington College of Law at American University, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016 (Room 524). See map

Information on registration fees and registration materials: more

The meeting is from 9:30 am (registration) ? 3 pm.
Detailed agenda [PDF]

Agenda
STATE LEGISLATOR ROUNDTABLE moderated by Councilmember David Catania, NLARx Board Chair

WHAT?S TRADE GOT TO DO WITH IT? USTR?s New Focus on ?Disciplining? Pricing Initiatives, and the Impact on State Medicaid Programs and Health Care Reform

  • Sean Flynn, Esq., Associate Director, PIJIP, Washington College of Law

Safeguarding Kids and Containing Prescription Drug Costs - Learn what states are doing to preserve access for those who need them, while monitoring and controlling the prescribing of powerful antipsychotic drugs.

  • Ann Woloson, Executive Director, Prescription Policy Choices

PANEL ON FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM AND PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY - The latest on health care reform and changes to pharmaceutical policy, including gift disclosure, the Part D ?donut hole,? price negotiation, PBM reform, data mining, ending ?pay to delay? reverse payments, the status of follow-on biologics, ending reverse payments, and academic detailing.

  • Jill Henderson, Staff to the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • Lance Kilpatrick, Senior Advisor for Rx Drug Strategies, AARP
  • Jasmin Weaver, Healthcare Initiatives Legislative Director, Change to Win
  • Sharon Treat, Executive Director, National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices, Moderator

WHY ARE DRUG PRICES SO HIGH? - A presentation on the recent GAO Report, ?Brand-Name Prescription Drug Pricing: Lack of Therapeutically Equivalent Drugs and Limited Competition May Contribute to Extraordinary Price Increases?

  • Meredith Jacob, Esq., Pharmaceutical Fellow, PIJIP, Washington College of Law

Hotel: Although the deadline has passed to get the guaranteed low rate February 25 and 26 at the Courtyard Washington Northwest attendees may still be able to get a competitive rate through AAA or by asking for the NLARx rate. Call 1- or book online. Go to the Courtyard Washington Northwest

Courtyard Washington Northwest
1900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 1- | Fax: 1-

Check-in is 3:00 pm and Check-out is 12:00 pm; the hotel has a smoke-free policy; a full-service business center with network/Internet printing; and high-speed Internet access in public areas (wireless) and guest rooms (wired). For more information about hotel amenities: more

The hotel is located about 5 blocks north of the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line); use the Q Street entrance and head north on Connecticut Avenue. The meeting site is some distance from the hotel, and you may want to take a taxi to travel from the hotel to the meeting, as Washington College of Law is not immediately near any Metro stops (although you can take the Metro and connect to a bus).

Some directional and transportation links that may be helpful:
Washington College of Law directions: http://www.wcl.american.edu/direction/
Metro info: http://www.wmata.com/

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