The Missouri Pharmacy Association has been closely following the recent developments regarding the 2023 Express Scripts contract with TRICAREWe disagree with the Defense Health Agency’s decision to slash reimbursements for in-network pharmacies. As advocates for patient rights and safety, we understand the importance of access to community pharmacies and the vast array of services provided by them. Given the rapidly approaching date for this contract to be enacted, MPA is taking all necessary steps to bring accountability to DHA and Express Scripts.  To assist our outreach efforts to help bring a change to this onerous proposal, we have created a Change.org petition to allow military families and pharmacists to register their objections. Please sign the petition and share it via this link. Thank you for your participation.  We encourage you to have your patients respond to this petition as well.

 

Advocacy 101

 

The MPA is your voice, a strong voice, at the Missouri Capitol. We fight to ensure that the practice of pharmacy is protected and that your profession will flourish for years to come.

The MPA has trained and is advanced in grassroots techniques and organization. We ensure that you have the information you need to develop a coalition around a specific issue, the MPA is here to represent you in the most effective manner possible.

Below are some helpful links to connect you with your elected officials and to help you understand more about Missouri's legislative process:

My Elected Officials

Find A Bill

How A Bill Becomes A Law

Missouri Legislative Process

Communicating With Legislators

Important Legislative Dates

Legislative Terminology

Advocacy Webinars

Below is a series of short webinars that highlight some of the key areas surrounding the legislative process and how to better prepare for Legislative Day. 

Series 1: Advocacy 101 - Understanding the Political Process in Missouri

Series 2: Becoming an Advocate - Preparing you for Missouri Pharmacist's Legislative Day

Series 3: Current Events in the Profession - Preparing you for Missouri Pharmacist's Legislative Day

Series 4: Legislative Day Specs - How to get the MOST out of Missouri Pharmacy Legislative Day