Powers Government Relations Principal Julie Allen was quoted in a Washington Post article yesterday, titled “Patients may have seen ‘significant’ delays in medicine deliveries by USPS, Senate report finds.”
Julie spoke on behalf of her client, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacies (NASP), regarding whether the Association’s members have seen delays in mailed prescription drugs:
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, a nonprofit organization queried by lawmakers, responded that it has not experienced widespread disruption because its members rely on special services, such as refrigeration, that USPS does not provide. But Julie Allen, who advises the association on government relations, said in an interview that it heard scattered reports about delays, particularly affecting patients in need of weekend delivery or those in rural areas.
“We have a couple anecdotal events for members that noticed a slowdown particularly the period between March and July,” Allen said, adding that it was impossible to tell whether the difficulties, some of which predate DeJoy, are the result of the pandemic or postal changes.