It is my great pleasure to congratulate fellow pharmacist and Georgia state Sen. Buddy Carter on his election to Congress. With a pharmacist in Congress, I am confident that our nation’s health care policy will turn toward providing consumers with access and coverage for pharmacists’ patient care services. APhA and pharmacists nationwide are excited to have a voice in Congress to advocate for the profession and our patients.
APhA supported Buddy’s congressional run, and hosted him at our APhA Annual Meeting in Orlando this past March—where Buddy called H.R. 4190 “vitally important” and said that “pharmacists need provider status.” In an interview with APhA this year, Buddy noted that a pharmacist in Congress would understand our issues firsthand. “No one can represent us like one of us,” he said.
Again, congratulations to Buddy!