Dear Dr. Lofgren,
Thank you for taking the time to contact my office about the status of pharmacists under federal law. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.
Pharmacists are a vital part of our country's healthcare delivery system, and I agree with you that there are important ways in which pharmacists can help to improve patient care. You are right that proper use and management of prescription medications can save lives and health care dollars, and I appreciate the information in your letter about the need to designate pharmacists as providers. The insight you've provided here will help me and my staff more effectively look into this issue.
Thank you again for your letter. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with me.
United States Senator