Pharmacy SIG - Online Advocacy and Policy Toolkit
ASBMT Pharmacy SIG Advocacy & Policy “Toolkit”
ASBMT Advocacy Archive - ASBMT is working on your behalf in Washington, DC to addres the policy issues that are important to you. Here you will find an archive of news articles and columns covering ASBMT's recent advocacy activity.
- Biosimilars ‒ Ensure that biosimilar drugs reach the market but do not impact patient safety.
- Counterfeit Drug Prevention – Describes the issue of counterfeit drugs and recommendations for legislative changes that aid in the prevention of counterfeit drug availability in the U.S. market.
- Drug shortages – Address the growing oncology drug shortages which prohibit patients from accessing or receiving the agents necessary for the treatment of cancer and cancer-related symptoms.
- H.R. 592/S. 314 Fact Sheet – Support the hematology/oncology pharmacist as an essential component of patient care and recognize them as providers under Medicare Part B.
- Oral chemotherapy – Improve access to oral chemotherapy for all patients; develop guidelines to promote safety in ordering, dispensing, and administering oral chemotherapy
- Pain Management ‒ Ensure the responsible use of and access to pain medications for cancer patients
- Role of the hematology/oncology pharmacist – Promote and improve patient safety by realizing the value and role that hematology/oncology pharmacists play in healthcare delivery.
- Legislative action center
- Input your zip code followed by street address and identify your federal and state officials. Upon clicking on a state official, you are sent to that official’s page with links to that individual’s website and social media sites along with political information (date assumed office, committee involvement, and staff), sign up for alerts via email
- Advocacy activity
- Highlights all activity of the group complete with correspondence and ongoing project links
- Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Collaboration (PAPCC)
- Our mission is to develop and help enact a federal policy proposal that would enable Medicare beneficiary access to, and payment for, Medicare Part B services by state-licensed pharmacists in medically underserved communities. Our primary goal is to improve medically underserved seniors’ access to pharmacists’ services consistent with state scope of practice laws and regulations. In addition to the national and multi-state organizations listed below, PAPCC includes dozens of state partners.
- American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) advocacy
- Pharmacist and patient based advocacy
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Tools and resources for advocacy projects
- American Pharmacists Association
- Pharmacist based advocacy
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) advocacy and policy
- Oncology nurse based advocacy
- American Cancer Society
- Patient based advocacy