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NACDS RxIMPACT Calls for Action to Ensure Medicaid Patients Have Access to Durable Medical Equipment

NACDS RxIMPACT is calling on its grassroots advocates to ensure that Medicaid preserves access for beneficiaries to important durable medical equipment (DME), including Diabetic Testing Supplies (DTS).

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Proliferation of NACDS RxIMPACT Events Gets Results

NACDS RxIMPACT in-district events proliferated this week—and got results.

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The NACDS Retail Advisory Board Travels to Hotbed of Innovation

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NACDS Battles Pharmacy Medicaid Provisions Designed to Pay for 21st Century Cures Bill

This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed 21st Century Cures legislation, the goal of which is to foster healthcare innovation. As the Committee considered provisions to help pay for the legislation, two concepts of consequence to pharmacy emerged.

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New Front Opens in TRICARE Access Fight

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In Tampa Tribune, NACDS, U.S. Pain Foundation Urge Collaboration for Benefit of Patients
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) (center) dons a white lab jacket for her NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of Hy-Vee in Bloomfield, Iowa, on May 9.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Dons a White Lab Coat for Her NACDS RxIMPACT Pharmacy Tour
Top Five Media Questions on Prescription Drug Abuse

NACDS has been engaged in a media campaign in Florida to raise awareness of an often-overlooked side of the prescription drug abuse story—patients encountering barriers to medications they legitimately need for effective pain relief.

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Congressman Connects Dots on Pharmacists’ Essential Role in Healthcare

The pharmacy team at a Rite Aid in Plymouth, Mich., hosted newly-elected Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) on an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour on May 7. NACDS.org visited with Rite Aid Corporation Pharmacy District Manager Rhonda Morris to find out what the congressman learned about pharmacy he didn’t know before.  

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) on an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of Walmart in San Marcos, Calif.
NACDS RxIMPACT Pharmacy Tour with Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Inspires
NACDS Radio Interviews on Patient Access and Prescription Drug Abuse

May 8, 2015. NACDS SVP Pharmacy Care & Patient Advocacy Kathleen Jaeger is interviewed on WIOD-AM “Newsradio 610” with host Michael Woulfe (Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL).

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NACDS Issues Statement on Chronic Care for Senate Hearing
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Public Health Policy Expert is Latest Addition to Robust Government Affairs Team
NACDS RxIMPACT town halls are a great forum for discussing pro-pharmacy, pro-patient legislative priorities.
NACDS RxIMPACT Town Halls Highlight Pharmacy Priorities