SAFPhIR’s state and federal legislative and regulatory intelligence tool was developed as a result of forward thinking industry leaders and members of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Certainly everyone saw the onslaught of increased legislative and regulatory changes as a new challenge. But the real opportunity was realized when we heard the frustration and considered the various steps and resources that healthcare stakeholders were using to stay informed.

Members told us that their inboxes were filled with email alerts from various and sometimes duplicate sources. They always felt an obligation to open each one so that they didn’t miss anything, but the fact that 80% of the information was irrelevant to their unique needs was a huge waste of time and mental energy. Wouldn’t it be nice if magically the alerts could be filtered based on the 20% that they actually needed?

In this flood of information, insights were not readily available. Healthcare and managed care pharmacy stakeholders were often paying legal counsel or third party consultants to provide analysis and intelligence as to what issues meant to their business, to their operations and to their patient care. If they paid for analysis of every issue, there was a lot of wasted spending. If they didn’t pay for the analysis, they ran the risk of missing something critically important.

Wouldn’t it be nice to get high level expert insights that helped them discern whether an issue even required that additional customized legal or operational assessment? A step that turned the raw information into actionable intelligence would be a huge improvement.

That’s when AMCP’s leadership and members made the investment and commitment to build SAFPhIR – the State and Federal Intelligence Resource for the Managed Care Pharmacy industry. Today, SAFPhIR has launched providing a one-stop shop that enables users to tailor the information and insights based on the specific topics and geographies that matter to them.

SAFPhIR’s resources include:

  • New law and regulatory intelligence
  • Expert policy analysis
  • Actionable high-level guidance
  • Only relevant news and information
  • Customized to your State or Federal priorities

Meet the SAFPhIR team:


Tom Donnelly – Vice President

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in technology, government relations and public affairs. Before coming to AMCP to lead the team at SAFPhIR, Tom served as Senior Vice President at Beekeeper Group, PRWeek’s 2014 Boutique PR Agency of the Year, where he managed several clients and a myriad of digital projects.

He served as President of the public affairs and marketing firm, Clout Digital. And was Vice President of Public Affairs at New Media Strategies (NMS), where he was instrumental in the management of digital advocacy campaigns for the energy sector during the 2012 presidential election. Tom also has held senior leadership positions at Ketchum and CQ Roll Call.

Tom brings with him a deep understanding of the content needs of the public affairs sector. He worked as a director for CQ Roll Call’s Advocacy & Engagement practice area where he led efforts to enhance its flagship state legislative tracking service (CQ StateTrack) and grassroots and advocacy tools (Engage). In 2001, Tom co-founded Illumen, a start-up news source and state and federal legislative and regulatory tracking service later acquired by CQ Roll Call.

Lauren Fuller – Editor

Lauren Fuller served as Vice President of Government Affairs with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) from 2008 until 2015. She was responsible for planning, formulation and strategic implementation of AMCP’s public policy agenda and legislative affairs programs.

She spent 12 years working on Capitol Hill with four Senate and House committees from 1997 through 2008. She served as Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, and Labor & Pensions from January 2005 through May 2008 with Chairman and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), where she was responsible for congressional oversight and investigations in each area of the committee’s jurisdiction.

Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Lauren practiced law in the private and federal sectors from 1977 through 1997: Acting Chief of Reparations, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Partner, Montgomery and Fuller; Partner, Fuller and Martinez; Administrative Judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board; Manager of Monitoring and Evaluations, Legal Services Corporation; and Managing Attorney, Spencer, Frank and Schneider.