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NACDS Foundation Launches Zika Prevention Campaign on Radio, Online in Puerto Rico
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA, second from right) had an informative, hour-long tour of Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, in Savannah, Ga., this week.
Rep. Buddy Carter Sees Pharmacy at Work During NACDS RxIMPACT Tour

Reducing the needless use of antibiotics will slow the emergence of antibiotic resistant...superbugs, which are among the most urgent public health threats of our time.

--Kathy Talkington, of the Pew Charitable Trust, on a report that found 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed are unecessary

NACDS Advocate Honored with Prestigious Award

A member of NACDS’ advocacy base, former Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), was honored with the Bryce Harlow Business Government Relations Award on April 27. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) praised Lincoln in his introductory comments, and the video tributes to her at the ceremony included congratulatory remarks from former President Bill Clinton, a fellow Arkansan.

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Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV, center) participated in an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of Fruth Pharmacy and the new Pleasant Valley Clinic in Point Pleasant, W.V., with NACDS Board member Lynne Fruth (second from left), president and chairman of the board of Fruth Pharmacy, and other healthcare community leaders on May 2.
NACDS Board Member Lynne Fruth, President and Chairman of the Board of Fruth Pharmacy, Hosts Pharmacy Tour for Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV)

We are the front line of the health care team and often see patients more than any other provider. Pharmacists have become the most over-trained and under-utilized professionals in America. 

--Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), in an article in The Hill on supporting provider status legislation for pharmacists

Medicaid AMP: Vigilance Continues

Ever since the Federal Register published the final Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule (which directs pharmacy Medicaid reimbursement according to the average manufacturer price, or “AMP,” model) on January 21, 2016, NACDS has been evaluating the rule and determining appropriate actions.

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Access to Care Provision Part of CMS’ Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule
Get Out the Vote with #PharmacyVoter Ads

Getting out the vote means taking a stance, being part of the process—and supporting pharmacy. NACDS’ new video ad, released during NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill last month, is designed to encourage pharmacy personnel to volunteer and vote for the candidates of their choice.

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NACDS’ Value, Relationships and Engagement Resonate at Annual Meeting

The highly-anticipated NACDS Annual Meeting brought together decision makers and executives—from retailers, suppliers and other healthcare and consumer goods partners—for an exceptional chance to build relationships, connect and engage.

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View a Recap of the Successful NACDS Annual Meeting
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NACDS-Backed Drug Abuse, Access Bill Enacted
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NACDS Chairman Martin Otto Highlights NACDS’ Value to Members and to Nation’s Health and Wellness
Newly-elected Chairman of NACDS Martin Otto, chief merchant and CFO of H-E-B, accepts the chairman's gavel from Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, Inc., this morning at the NACDS Annual Meeting.
The NACDS Chairman's Gavel Is Passed