Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 45-year-old former vice presidential candidate from Wisconsin, became Speaker of the House of Representatives on October 29. Ryan won an impressive 236 of 245 Republican votes. In order to get further insight into the man third in line from the presidency, NACDS.org turned to Steve Pinkos, a longtime associate of Ryan's, who assists with NACDS' advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
Regular exercise over a long term may increase the effectiveness of annual flu vaccinations in older men.
President Obama has proclaimed November 16–22 “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week,” in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing.
With social media, grassroots...and communications strategies, the whole nature of advocacy has changed.
NACDS Total Store Expo exhibitor Joyce Griffith, vice president of sales at KT Health, LLC, a manufacturer of kinesiology therapy tape, is a veteran of NACDS Total Store Expo. Griffith attributes her company’s participation at the conference with helping put her company’s products in front of the right people to expand their business.
While opportunities for pharmacists to provide direct patient care services emerge, options for obtaining reimbursement for these services continue to be limited.
The Story: On October 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of the Physician Fee Schedule rule, the first since Congress replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
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