Getting Up to Speed on Prescription Drug Pricing Reform Efforts

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-20-027-H04-P

Release Date:  April 21, 2020

Expiration Date: April 21, 2023

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Contact Hours: 1 

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free              Non-Member:  $30

Target Audience:  Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description:

Prescription drug pricing reform is a high-profile issue heading into the 2020 elections. President Trump, members of Congress, and the Democratic presidential candidates are all competing to address Americans’ concerns over the high cost of prescription drugs. This session will provide an update on the proposals under consideration, including proposals to restructure the Medicare Part D benefit, and an analysis on how those proposals could impact patient access to treatment and the way prescription drug benefits will be designed and managed in the future.

Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the Trump Administration’s actions on drug pricing.
  2. Explain the similarities and differences between major pieces of drug pricing legislation under consideration by Congress.
  3. Discuss the drug pricing reform proposals included in the platforms of the major Democratic presidential candidates.

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass to continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation.


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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CPE Requirements:

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live webinar activity presented at AMCP eLearning Days.

CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.


Member of Firm, Epstein Becker Green, Washington District of Columbia.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-20-027-H04-P 1 Contact Hour April 21, 2020 - April 21, 2023