NACDS engages in an all-branches and all-levels of government approach to advocacy. This includes engagement in matters before federal and state courts as directed by the NACDS Board of Directors. In addition, NACDS presents programs and services to assist chain pharmacies in complying with the law.  This includes administering the NACDS Legal and Compliance Workgroups, operated to keep NACDS Chain Members informed of legal developments and evolving compliance issues impacting their business and their patients.

As a benefit of membership, NACDS Chain (retailer) members have access to the NACDS Legal Affairs Department, which serves as a source of information and insights to complement companies’ in-house and outside counsels. NACDS invites members to contact the Association’s staff as a resource.

SATISFYING DEA STANDARDS WHEN DISPENSING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

An online course has been designed to help pharmacists minimize the risk of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforcement action. Approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education, the course is available through LearnSomething, Inc., our on-line training service provider.

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FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE COMPLIANCE GUIDE AND TRAINING

By contacting the NACDS Legal Affairs Department as described above, NACDS Chain Members can obtain as a member benefit the “NACDS Model Compliance Guide for Fraud, Waste and Abuse,” updated in 2016. This resource is available for sale to non-members.  Also, NACDS offers “Medicare Parts C & D FWA and Compliance Trainingwhich helps pharmacies satisfy certain CMS-required fraud, waste, and abuse compliance training standards.  Approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education, the course is available also through LearnSomething, Inc.

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PHARMACISTS’ DUTY TO WARN

NACDS has prepared information about legal issues related to the question of whether pharmacists have a duty to warn patients of potential risks associated with prescription drugs.

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