October is American Pharmacists Month, a time when we recognize the tremendous work of the men and women serving as pharmacists on the front lines of the American healthcare to improve health outcomes in our communities. 

--Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust

Jason Ausili joined NACDS this week as the director of pharmacy affairs—find out what he brings to the table.
Pharmacist and Healthcare Quality Expert Jason Ausili Joins NACDS

...retailers and suppliers said they were impressed with not only the amount of new products being shown, but also the amount of retail foot-traffic at the four-day event...

--Grocery Headquarters in an article, "Total Exposure," on the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo in Denver

Could Hurricane Joaquin Present the First “Alert” Status for the New “Healthcare Ready”?

You may recall the efforts of Rx Response to maintain the prescription drug supply chain—and to help in other ways—throughout various natural disasters and public health emergencies in the post-Hurricane Katrina era.


The public health community has embraced pharmacies as a trusted, go-to partner for disaster preparedness.

--NACDS Senior Vice President for Pharmacy Care & Patient Advocacy Kathleen Jaeger, in PhRMA’s latest series of online Conversations during National Preparedness Month

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NACDS Expresses Concern with TRICARE provisions in NDAA Report
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NACDS Welcomes CMS’ Move on MTM, Pushes for Improved Medication Use to Benefit Patient Care

Flu season can definitely be considered a corporate concern.

--an article in The Huffinton Post on how the flu affects the bottom line

Want to connect with other like-minded professionals in advancing pro-pharmacy, pro-patient priorities on Capitol Hill?
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Improve Medication Adherence: Be the Media – Tell the Story

The Sunday, September 5 edition of The Washington Post included an article about ongoing efforts to improve medication adherence through research and patient-focused strategies.  


Hillary Clinton Unveils Plan to Lower Drug Costs

The Story: On Tuesday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rolled out a plan to lower prescription drug prices. The plan switches the debate from the Affordable Care Act and focuses more on middle class concerns surrounding the rising price of medications.


Colin Brainard joined NACDS on September 21 as the new director of federal government affairs. Prior to joining NACDS, Brainard served as a senior policy advisor for U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), who is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over key pharmacy issues.
Health Policy Expert Colin Brainard Joins NACDS
CDC Says 2015-2016 Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective

Now that flu season is approaching, health experts held a news conference in Washington, D.C., stating that this year’s vaccine has been updated and should do a much better job at fighting the flu than last season’s.


Generation Z takes in information instantaneously...and loses interest just as fast.

--a New York Times article on the challenges of marketing to Generation Z, born between 1996-2011