Eleven states now have enacted an NACDS-backed mandate, including five that have enacted such legislation this year. Legislation is pending in four additional states. At the federal level, NACDS has endorsed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528 and S. 2460).
During the commemoration of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, NACDS will be promoting a host of story lines of importance to public health and to pharmacy’s role as the face of neighborhood healthcare.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed legislation by Sen. Sue Collins (R-ME) that would do away with efforts to prevent pharmacists from informing patients when a medication can be purchased at a lower price without using insurance.
With international relations and cybersecurity issues top-of-mind, Gen. Michael Hayden, an expert on international relations and cybersecurity, will be a timely keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo.
NACDS is recognizing the leadership of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, the Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri state legislators, Gov. Mike Parson (R) and bill sponsor Sen. David Sater (R) for the enactment of SB 826 in Missouri.