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Listen Now: The Cardinal Health™ Counter Talk™ Podcast | Episode 15 – LIVE at RBC – Interview with Rep. Buddy Carter and Doug Hoey

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Jason Callori is a senior advisor, Marketing Operations, and host of the Cardinal Health™ Counter Talk™ Podcast. Jason has worked at Cardinal Health since 2014 and has used his passion to connect with pharmacists for the annual Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference. He started his career back in 1999 with Kinray Inc., a pharmaceutical wholesaler in the state of New York. He was hired to create the company’s first website which blossomed into a 22-year career in marketing to independent pharmacists. While working at Kinray, he learned about challenges the pharmacists, the patients, and how important independent pharmacies are to healthcare. Jason’s passion for the independent pharmacy filters into everything he does. 

Episode 15 – LIVE at RBC - Interview with Rep. Buddy Carter and Doug Hoey

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­The COVID-19 pandemic validated how essential pharmacists are in providing patients care, services and vaccines. In this podcast — held at Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference (RBC) in Boston — Congressman Buddy Carter and Doug Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), address how they’re advocating to elevate the inherent value pharmacies bring to the healthcare industry. They also address the importance of accessibility, affordability and quality in healthcare.


Listen in as Congressman Carter and Hoey talk about the Equitable Community Access to Pharmacist Services Act (H.R. 1770, S. 2477), a provider status bill that—if passed—would enable Medicare patients to receive timely and consistent treatment from pharmacists for pandemic-related health services and would provide a federal reimbursement to pharmacies under Medicare Part B for treatment and services rendered.

They also address the current and future state of pharmacy not only through a legislative lens but also how this industry can be positively impacted by advocacy and grassroots efforts. 

Learn about the guests

U.S. Representative Carter is serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Budget Committee. He’s the former mayor of Pooler, GA, a former Georgia General Assembly member, a pharmacist and past owner of Carter’s Pharmacy, Inc. With more than 30 years of experience in pharmacy, he is dedicated to working on behalf of pharmacies to expand their role and interaction with patients.

Doug Hoey is the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), is a licensed pharmacist in Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas, and has practiced in various pharmacy settings. He is viewed as a pillar of advocacy as he’s spent the last 20+ years working in and representing community pharmacies.

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