DES MOINES ? The Iowa Pharmacy Association has awarded State Representative David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant) with its annual Good Governance Award in recognition of his work and strong support of pharmacy and public health.
As chairman of the Health and Human Services budget subcommittee and a member of the Human Resources committee, Heaton has been a proud advocate for Iowa?s pharmacists on many legislative issues. He has worked to ensure fair reimbursement for pharmacies under Medicaid, and has been a champion for small-town pharmacies throughout his tenure in the House.
Recently, Heaton co-chaired the Opioid Epidemic Evaluation Study Committee, which brought together a diverse array of representatives from Iowa?s health care community to help find solutions to the growing opioid crisis in Iowa.
?Rep. Heaton has been an important ally for our members and the patients that they care for each day,? said Kate Gainer, Pharm.D., the association?s execute vice president and CEO. ?Our members deeply appreciate his commitment to serving his constituents and all of Iowa.?
The association presented Heaton with the award during their annual Legislative Day at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines with over 200 members in attendance.