APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A year in review legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2019

Activity Preview

In 2019, federal legislative and regulatory activities continued to shape and advance the practice of pharmacy, with the Trump Administration and Congress focusing heavily on prescription drug prices and implementation of measures to counter the opioid epidemic and provide support for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The Administration also continued its oversight and implementation of regulatory programs, such as compounding, supply chain security, biosimilars, value-based delivery and payment under Medicare, and management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe federal activities to address drug pricing and the potential impact to pharmacy practice.
  2. Analyze legislation in 2019 impacting pharmacy practice.
  3. Explain how federal agency actions will affect or are affecting pharmacy practice.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning level: 1

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-112-H03-P/T.  

To obtain credit for APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A year in review legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2019, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then claim credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: January 1, 2020
Expiration date: January 1, 2023 


APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A year in review legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2019, is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Advisory Board

Michael A. Mone, BSPharm, JD Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs Cardinal Health

Geoff Mospan, PharmD Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Wingate University American Society for Pharmacy Law

Ilisa BG Bernstein, PharmD, JD Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs, APhA

Alicia Kerry Mica, Senior Lobbyist, APhA Michael Baxter Director, Regulatory Affairs, APhA Jenna Ventresca, JD Director, Health Policy, APhA


APhA’s Government Affairs and APhA’s Government Affairs and editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.


There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for nonmembers.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  To view the Technology System Requirements, please visit our website.