Announcement of Public Workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition” (“Health Care Workshop”) #00198

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Kenneth B. Roberts
Univeristy of Kentucky
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Announcement of Public Workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition” (“Health Care Workshop”)
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May 15, 2014 Federal Trade Commission Office of The Secretary Room H-113 (Annex X) 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20580 Re: Health Care Workshop Project No. P131207 It is my pleasure to submit comments (attached) to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notice and questions regarding “Examining Health Care Competition.” 79 Fed. Reg. 10153 (2014). The comments are submitted to the FTC as it seeks to better understand the dynamics in the primary care and prescribing marketplaces and the expanding professional role pharmacists are serving to increase access, enhance patient satisfaction, increase quality, improve outcomes and reduce health care expenditures. It has been my honor to serve in pharmacy education for 40 years, including 10 years in professional association management and a number of leadership roles while also conducting practice based research and teaching professional students (bio attached). It is from this background and experience that I prepare and submit this statement. Respectfully, Kenneth B. Roberts, BSPharm, MBA, PhD Sloan Professor and Dean Emeritus University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy [Redacted]