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Recognize American Heart Month this February by learning about the signs of coronary artery disease.

--an article on The Society for Women's Health Research for American Heart Month in February

Pictured here, receIving the award from The Arlington Transportation Partners, is Dawn Worthington, NACDS’ vice president of human resources.
NACDS Among 34 Employers in County to Earn Platinum Award for Sustainable Transportation
Don’t Underestimate Iowa

This headline is not a reference to the Iowa Caucuses that formally launched the presidential nomination process this week. Rather, this headline refers to another important event held in Iowa this week: an NACDS RxIMPACT Training Program at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Des Moines.

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NACDS Comments to White House on Drug Abuse Prevention Solutions

In response to a request from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for policy solutions on prescription drug abuse and prevention, NACDS sent comments this week outlining strategies to address the issue.

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NACDS Ally Reflects on a Challenging Career in Healthcare

NACDS government relations ally Connie Woodburn recently stepped down from her position as senior vice president of government relations at Cardinal Health, one of the nation’s largest healthcare supply companies, after 19 years.

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Lynne Fruth, president & chairman of the board of Fruth Pharmacy and Tim Weber, RPh, vice president of pharmacy at Fruth Pharmacy, met with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WVA) recently to discuss key pharmacy issues, including pharmacy's commitment to combating prescription drug abuse and Fruth Pharmacy's work on point-of-care testing.
Fruth Pharmacy Executives Met with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WVA) on Combating Prescription Drug Abuse, Point-of-Care Testing

Any regional chain is going to benefit from the Conference because the topics are timely, the presentations are strong and the camaraderie with peers is really beneficial.

--NACDS 2016 Regional Chain Conference Chairman Eric Graf, R.Ph., M.S., chief executive officer of Ritzman Pharmacy, Inc., on the Upcoming NACDS Regional Chain Conference

NACDS RxIMPACT Journeys To Iowa Amid Caucus, Blizzard

Last night's Iowa caucuses mark the beginning of voters flexing their civic muscle--and pharmacy was there to represent. 

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Top Reasons to Attend NACDS Total Store Expo, August 6-9, 2016 in Boston
NACDS Director of Grassroots and Advocacy Heidi Ecker delivered the first NACDS RxIMPACT grassroots training of 2016 at the West Virginia State University School of Pharmacy on effective grassroots involvement in the political process.
As 2016 Election Intensifies, NACDS RxIMPACT Emphasizes Voter and Grassroots Engagement
Prepare to be a Pharmacy Voter in the 2016 Elections!

In 2016, Americans will elect a new president, 435 congressmen, 34 senators, 14 state/territorial governors and nearly 6,000 state legislators who will construct not only the laws you live by, but also the laws that helps serve patients better. Take action with the NACDS RxIMPACT Votes campaign today!

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Medicaid AMP Issue Reflects Founding Vision of NACDS

One week ago today, when the Federal Register posted the Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule – or as we tend to call it, the Medicaid AMP rule – it set off a chain of events that the founders of NACDS envisioned 83 years ago.

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NACDS sponsored and attended the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) Legislative Day, Pharmacy Council Meeting and a reception with Governor Rick Scott (R-FL), pictured right, with his wife Ann center. NACDS Director of State Government Affairs Leigh Knotts (left) attended. Topics of discussion at the state-level grassroots event included the future of Florida Medicaid and opioid abuse deterrence and health insurance coverage for opioids.
NACDS Attends Florida Retail Federation Legislative Day
NACDS Partner Healthcare Ready Responds to Winter Storm Jonas

As the East Coast rallies to respond to Winter Storm Jonas, NACDS partner Healthcare Ready provides information on open pharmacies with its online resource Rx Open. Rx Open remains active and updated twice daily for 17 states, plus Washington, D.C. Healthcare Ready exemplifies the collaboration with public health partners and emergency preparedness authorities.

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