Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Message from Edward McAdam, Chairman, IIR’s MDRP Summit

Government rules and regulations affect every department at a pharmaceutical company. However, few areas are as directly—and as frequently—affected as the government pricing and reimbursement space. Those working in this segment need to be knowledgeable about several different government agencies whose updates impact the way manufacturers conduct their government-related operations.

We’re still thinking about Medicaid expansion and how many states will ultimately expand, thereby adding more weight to the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. Along with HRSA’s 340B Proposed Mega Rule and CMS’ Final AMP Rule—both set to come out this year—this will fundamentally change how we do our calculations.

There’s only one event that I know that really addresses these questions providing a forum to debate and create a roadmap for manufacturers to follow—IIR’s Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit. I’m pleased to once again be chairing this industry-leading event—the largest in the country—taking place September 30-October 2 in Chicago.

I invite you to join us. 

The MDRP Chicago Summit has anticipated what manufacturers are dealing with on a day-to-day basis and provides essential content you won’t find anywhere else. It is THE largest MDRP event where industry, state and federal government professionals come to share information, get updated on regulatory issues, and have a good time doing it.

When you download the agenda, you’ll see why the MDRP Summit stands out: 
  • Six pre-conference symposium including the all-new Town Hall between Manufacturers and States 
  • The annual update on 340B Program Regulations and Processes from Michelle Herzog, Deputy Director, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, HRSA 
  • The only event facilitating Dispute Resolution Meetings with at least 20 participating States 
  • The all-new Pharmaceutical VA Contracting and Compliance Summit where you will get updates on FSS, NFAMP, FCP and more

There’s a reason 550+ MDRP executives (including myself!) come back year after year. Take a look at the agenda by downloading it here and register today!

I look forward to meeting you in Chicago. (I’ll be the guy up front introducing our opening keynote, Ezra Klein, Editor-in-Chief,; Columnist, Bloomberg News, Policy Analyst/Contributor, MSNBC!)


Edward J. McAdam, Sr. 
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. 
Chairman, IIR’s Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit

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