A Costco pharmacy in Los Angeles hosted the 104th NACDS RxIMPACT tour of 2017 for a staff member from Senator Kamala D. Harris’ (D-CA) office. The pharmacy team called the experience “informative, fun and important for the pharmacy profession.”
NACDS staff members volunteered this week for local nonprofit, the Arlington Food Assistance Center, helping to harvest more than 3,000 pounds of vegetables for grocery distribution to people in the community who are in need.
Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, leaving widespread damage in its wake. NACDS member companies have been affected by the storm and—in collaboration with public health partners and emergency preparedness authorities— are working to meet the ongoing needs of people affected by the hurricane.
NACDS remains engaged in response to disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico. NACDS continues to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure patient access to medications during an emergency.
NACDS and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) urged House and Senate conferees this week to support a one-year extension to implement the TRICARE Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program, which would reduce healthcare costs and improve patient access.
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) participated in a pharmacy tour hosted by Jewel-Osco as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT program. Hultgren discussed strategies to increase awareness about proper storage and disposal of opioid drugs with the pharmacy team.
NACDS attended the annual Influenza Vaccination Kick-Off news conference sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, along with HHS Secretary Tom Price who got a flu shot at the event.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) found out firsthand how resilient and accessible pharmacies are when he toured a Fred's Pharmacy in Social Circle, Ga., last week in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Following a pharmacy tour at a Kroger’s in Dallas as part NACDS RxIMPACT, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) wrote to his constituents, “We discussed a number of issues including the frontline steps being taken to combat our nation’s opioid epidemic and how Congress can enact policy that best serves those who provide the critical medication and support that pharmacy customers depend on."
NACDS RxIMPACT is making the most of a record-breaking number of congressional in-district activities. Now that the August congressional recess is over, here is an overview of 2017 in-district activities.