Pharmacy Day at the State House a Success
On February 19, students, residents, technicians, and pharmacists from throughout the state came out for “Pharmacy Day at the State House.” The South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) had over 40 students and faculty in attendance. They had the opportunity to meet with many legislators to discuss S 413, Pharmacy Vaccination Expansion legislation, and were introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Given there are numerous bills that are being introduced this spring impacting pharmacy practice and the profession, SCCP’s strong participation in the event helps make a statement to our legislators.
Prior to the actual event, APhA-ASP and SNPhA at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy joined forces to prepare students for South Carolina’s Pharmacy Day at the State House. On February 12, they hosted “Pizza and Policy” to educate over 40 pharmacy students on how to effectively advocate for the profession. The night consisted of small group discussions about state and federal legislation regarding immunizations, MAC transparency, compounding practices, overdose prevention, and provider status. We were honored to have pharmacists from state organizations (SCPhA and SCSHP) as well as our college to facilitate these discussions. Students also wrote letters to their representatives and made posters for Pharmacy Day.