Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association
LIPA is a member-based organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the state’s independent pharmacy community. Since 2001, LIPA has been an active advocate on behalf of our members, advancing issues and concerns related to the business of pharmacy and patient care, and serves as the conduit for information critical vitality and viability of our member pharmacies.
We are dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy, representing the professional and proprietary interests of community pharmacists throughout Louisiana. We work to rigorously uphold the right of free enterprise, and are devoted to ensuring our members have the right to compete in a free and fair marketplace.
As Fortune 100 companies continue to disrupt healthcare in the interest of shareholder value, fostering a climate of uncertainty for patients and their providers, the Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association membership will stand steadfast in its mission to protecti the critical interests Louisiana citizens and the pharmacies who serve them.
LIPA will engage Congress and members of the State Legislature, supporting our national partners in progressively correcting the damage perpetrated by the uncontrolled expansion of the PBMs. LIPA restoring PBMs to a support role. To assure Louisiana has a robust range of purchasing and advisory options, LIPA will take action to stimulate further independent ownership of community pharmacies statewide by working with pharmacy students to highlight the benefits of owning an independent pharmacy.
LIPA’s Board of Directors addresses the needs and concerns of our membership as well as provides direction for policy decisions affecting the independent pharmacy community. Member pharmacies are separated into the 11 LIPA Membership Districts across the state of Louisiana, with each district represented by the corresponding board member from that area.
We operate on the feedback of our members. Please reach out to the LIPA Board Member in your area or call the LIPA office in Baton Rouge to speak with a staff member about pharmacy-related issues within your community.