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NACDS boosts government affairs team with new hire

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Julie Philp as director of federal affairs to bring additional pharmacy and legislative expertise to the government affairs team. She joins NACDS on April 11.

"Julie is a seasoned advocate with experience in pharmacy and on Capitol Hill, and she will bring a wealth of expertise to NACDS," stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. "NACDS members will enjoy working with Julie, and we are pleased to welcome her to NACDS' highly effective team."

Philp, who will report to Paul Kelly, NACDS VP federal government affairs, will play a critical role in conveying to lawmakers the ability of pharmacy services to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient health. She will help advance NACDS' pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policy advocacy efforts by building and maintaining relationships with members of Congress and their staff, as well as monitoring key healthcare developments on Capitol Hill.

Philp served as director of government relations for the Association of Community Pharmacists and worked with the American Capitol Group on healthcare issues. She also has worked in legislative capacities for Reps. John Campbell, R-Calif.; Michael Burgess, R-Texas; and IIeana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

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