EPIC Pharmacies has announced the appointment of Brittany LaPorta as its Director of Government Affairs. LaPorta will manage and coordinate state legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for EPIC Pharmacies that protect the interests of community pharmacies.
“It’s impossible for community pharmacists and owners to monitor the hundreds of legislative actions and bills that directly impact their business and patients,” said Brian Hose, EPIC Pharmacies Board of Directors chairperson and Sharpsburg Pharmacy owner. “We are excited to bring this new position to expand our advocacy for community pharmacy.”
LaPorta brings a demonstrated history of working in government affairs, specifically public policy, and government relations. She was most recently government affairs and community relations manager at TC Energy, where she led the company’s government affairs and community relations efforts for the Mid-Atlantic Region. LaPorta earned her master’s degree in public administration from West Virginia University.
“As a partner to independent pharmacies across the country, EPIC Pharmacies has a lengthy and robust history of protecting the interest of our member pharmacies,” says Joey McLaughlin, Jr., R.Ph., CEO of EPIC Pharmacies. “We are excited to have Brittany join our team and continue expanding our advocacy of these valuable community health resources.”
EPIC Pharmacies protects the interests of community pharmacies by supporting legislation that encourages consumer access to community pharmacies, ensures the collective voice of independent pharmacy is heard at the state level, and fights against those opposed to issues vital to independent pharmacy.
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Member-owned and operated, EPIC Pharmacies provides flexible solutions and hands-on resources so pharmacy members can preserve their independence while providing top-quality patient care for their communities and remaining competitive in the marketplace. EPIC Rx is a valuable service for independent pharmacies across the country, offering group purchasing value, compliance assistance, and much more.