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September 28, 2012   

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West Coast Pharmacy Exchange

March 15-18, 2013

Monterey, CA   



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CPhA Board of Trustees


Doug Hillblom   


Pat Person      


Immediate Past President
Kenny Scott  


CEO & Secretary

Jon Roth, CAE 


Edward Sherman 


Speaker of the House
Karl Hess  


Edlen Wong 


Trustee at Large
Jerra Banwarth    


Region 1 Trustee
Steve Bacon 


Region 2 Trustee
Veronica Bandy 


Region 3 Trustee  
Colleen Carter


Region 4 Trustee
Gary Basrai 


Region 5 Trustee
Jerry Fujiwara 


Region 6 Trustee
Roger Klotz  


Region 7 Trustee
Aileen DeRevere 


Region 8 Trustee
Sarah McBane 


Academy of Compounding

Jerra Banwarth 


Academy of Employee Pharmacists

Chris Woo 


Academy of Health-System Pharmacists

Helen Park 


Academy of Long Term Care

Larry Reis  


Academy of Managed Care

Johanna Liu 


Academy of Pharmacy Educators   
Jeff Goad 


Academy of Pharmacy Owners   
I.R. Patel 


Academy of Pharmacy Technicians

Erin Michael 


UCSF Student
Kanizeh Visram 


UCSD Student
Natalie Elder 


USC Student
Chris Munoz 


Loma Linda Student
Alan Estareja 


Western University Student Representative  
Sarah Hernandez 


Touro University Student Representative  
Greta Schnaser 


Pacific Student Representative 

Michael Scott Harada 


California Northstate Student Representative

Jessie Chau  

About CPhA

Since its establishment in 1869, the California Pharmacists Association continues as the largest state association in the nation representing pharmacists. CPhA's membership covers the entire spectrum of pharmacy practice settings and includes student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The Association's vision is echoed by all CPhA members: A unified pharmacy profession, recognized as preeminent in patient care.


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CPhA Sponsored   
PBM Audit Bill Signed!  


Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1195, the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) sponsored legislation that ends abusive audit practices by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). SB 1195, authored by Los Angeles Senator Curren Price (D), is an important achievement in CPhA's efforts to reign in egregious audit practices that have harmed pharmacies.


"Pharmacy audits are an important tool to identify those rare instances where fraud may exist," stated Jon R. Roth, Chief Executive Officer for CPhA. "However, PBMs had grossly overstepped these bounds and were conducting witch hunts that included bounty-hunter type incentives to auditing companies to find non-substantive errors during the audit," continued Roth. "PBMs have been penalizing pharmacies tens-of-thousands of dollars for technical scrivener errors where there is no question that the right patient received the right drug, and the insurance plan was billed the right amount."


Additionally, SB 1195 requires PBMs to provide pharmacies with notice prior to conducting an audit, and allows the pharmacy a due-process appeal of audit findings.


"We want to thank all of our members and partner organizations who informed their legislators of the importance of this bill as well as those who encouraged the Governor to sign it," stated Brian Warren, Director of Government Affairs for CPhA. "Having members engage in the legislative process was critical for helping CPhA convey the importance of this legislation."


CPhA will provide members with an overview of the bill's requirements at the upcoming CPhA West Coast Pharmacy Exchange, March 15-18 in Monterey. Plan to attend the CPhA annual meeting to find out more about this victory. Please click here for a special early-bird promotional price for the conference.


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