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First Stop on NACDS Point-of-Care Testing Tour: University of Nebraska
NACDS Launches Point-of-Care Testing Program
By the Numbers: Where’s Your Teen? Probably Online.

24        Percentage of teens—ages 13-17—who go online “almost constantly,” aided by their smartphones

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Op-ed Sticks Up for Pharmacy’s Efforts to Make the Right Call on Pain Meds

In a powerful op-ed in D.C.’s influential publication The Hill, Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder makes a resonant case for the complex issue of preventing prescription drug abuse while also ensuring patients who legitimately need the medications have access to them.

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Advocacy Follow-Up Gets Results

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) recently visited a Hy-Vee pharmacy in Topeka, Kansas, where she discussed bipartisan legislation that would change the Medicare physician payment methodology and revise other  policies—H.R. 2 Jenkins said at the time that passing the legislation would be a “huge win for the American people.” The legislation has since passed the House and Senate and is headed to President Obama, who is expected to sign it.

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...it is worth emphasizing that pharmacies helped to elevate the concerns of patient advocates in the national debate on prescription pain medications.

--Rob Eder, editor-in-chief of Drug Store News, in an article, "Complex Pain Med Problems Demand Holistic Coverage, Action," in The Hill

Students at University of Southern California Pharmacy School expressed their appreciation to NACDS' Heidi Ecker following an NACDS RxIMPACT training session.
NACDS RxIMPACT Creates Next Generation of Advocates

Prevention is impossible in a one-way relationship.

--an article in Healthcare Finance News, “5 Reasons Not to Fear the Scope of Practice Shift”

Pharmacists Integral to Public Health

The Western University of Health Sciences, an awardee of an NACDS Foundation-sponsored initiative, the Pharmacy Partners Program, examined health inequities in medically underserved communities in San Bernadino County California, with an eye on where pharmacists could fill gaps in care for patients.

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House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) speaking at this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill, March 25-26.
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By the Numbers: Pharmacists’ Role in Healthcare Is Growing

60        Percentage of pharmacists who provided medication therapy management (MTM) in 2014

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Vision 2026 to Provide Industry Snapshot at Total Store Expo

We appreciate your excellent program! Our students benefited from your inspirational and educational presentation.

--Paige Clark, director of alumni relations & professional development, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, following an NACDS RxIMPACT training program this week

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