Ann Byre Joins Angie Craig on Prescription Drug Costs Panel in D.C.

DCTC Foundation Board member contributes to Rx for Success

Ann Byre, PharmD, vice president of pharmacy services at Allina Health and a member of the DCTC Foundation Board, joined Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN-02) for Rx for Success – Part II, a panel discussion held Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Vizient, a healthcare solutions and services company, the event was titled “A Series on Strategies Providers Use to Address Rising Prescription Drug Costs.”

“Ann serves on the executive committee of the Foundation Board,” said Michelle Boe, JD, executive director of the DCTC and Inver Hills foundations. “We are lucky to have someone so accomplished in the healthcare field and so passionate about supporting our college, our students and our community.”

The briefing highlighted how hospital providers nationwide are managing and mitigating rising prescription drug costs. Panelists covered a variety solutions such as:

  • Strategies to increase generic drug competition
  • Enhancing supply chain efficiencies
  • Preparing for biosimilar adoption
  • Helping avoid drug shortages
Speakers included Byre and Craig along with:

Angie Craig and Ann Byre

Christine Collins, RPh, MBA
Director of Pharmacy
Lifespan Pharmacy, LLC

Dan Kistner, PharmD
Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions

Moderator: Lauren Aronson
Executive Director
Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing

More about Vizient…¹

Vizient is the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, providing innovative data-driven solutions, expertise, and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs.

Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

Learn more about the DCTC Foundation by contacting:

Michelle Boe, JD
Executive Director of Foundation

Amy Eppen
Foundation Development Director

¹ Courtesy of Vizient