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The health care reform dialogue continues

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July 02, 2009

Today, I am scheduled to meet with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, in a Health Care Stakeholders Discussion. Attending with me will be Bill Ellis, head of APhA's Foundation, and practicing pharmacist Michelle Herbert Thomas from Richmond, VA. Kristina Lunner and our Government Affairs staff are doing a great job helping us to prepare for meetings such as this. We will get an update from the White House and will make the case for the value pharmacists provide in addressing the medication-use crisis we have in America. After the meeting, I'll post a blog to let you know how the meeting went.

On a separate note, we just met with Patrick Kennedy, Undersecretary for Management at the US Department of State. Ambassador Kennedy was touring the newly leased State Department space here at 2215 Constitution.