Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in an innovative education program that trains pharmacists to improve patient outcomes through a more personalized and tailored approach to medicine. Duke University, in partnership with NACDS and the University of Pittsburgh, is hosting a Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program on April 10-11, 2017, in Durham, N.C.
In a letter to their congressional colleagues this week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers highlighted the importance of immunizations which protect Americans—especially infants and children—against preventable serious and deadly diseases.
NACDS RxIMPACT is mobilizing a campaign urging support in Texas for legislation introduced by Sens. Dawn Buckingham (R), Charles Schwertner (R), Donna Campbell (R), Craig Estes (R) and Rep. John Frullo (R)—S.B. 697 and H.B. 1296—that will enable patients to synchronize the fill date of their prescription medications so they can order and receive all of their prescriptions on the same day each month instead of having to make multiple visits to the pharmacy.
Significant steps in a changing healthcare environment are unfolding in Washington. The Senate approved the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) last week in a 52-47 vote as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). In related news, Seema Verma, nominee for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is set to appear before the Senate Committee on Finance for her confirmation hearing on February 16.
The value pharmacy brings—and its potential to step up in a rapidly shifting healthcare landscape—stood out at this week’s innovative and collaborative NACDS Regional Chain Conference. The conference provided a leading-edge forum to explore business-to-business partnerships and a public policy agenda that is focused on solutions in healthcare policy, which will benefit patient outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs.
It's a chance for hundreds of us to go meet with the different legislators, both in the House and the Senate...to share what it is that pharmacy does for patients, share our needs and interests in healthcare, and to make requests of them for what we need them to support...
I am really looking forward to the NACDS Regional Chain Conference, which begins this weekend. I refer to NACDS as the intersection of business, policy and politics for our industry, and the Conference program again will demonstrate NACDS’ value in this way. A fantastic event awaits, thanks to the efforts of Hy-Vee, Inc.’s Kristin Williams, who chairs the Conference Planning Committee, thanks to all of the members of that amazing Committee, and thanks to the NACDS staff team.
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