"On social media, we saw a photo of NACDS Board of Directors member Richard Ashworth, president, operations, Walgreen Co., at a white board in the office of U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), literally drawing out an example for the Senator that demonstrates the need for fair pharmacy reimbursement, for transparency in the prescription drug supply chain, and for appropriate pharmacy metrics that should be tethered to DIR fee reform."
"This week, NACDS joined with the nation in reflecting on the life and leadership of President George H.W. Bush. NACDS has had a wonderful relationship with President Bush and his family for many years. They have always answered our calls, and they have honored the NACDS membership with their warmth and presence."
NACDS has been invited back to the White House for an event on Wednesday, October 24, that is titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis.” We also anticipate soon President Trump’s signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – which reflects aspects of all four of the policy topics recommended by NACDS to help address opioid abuse.
Welcome to the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo! This year’s event will be unlike anything else before it, because that is the nature of the transformation in which the industry is engaged. You will see the scope and magnitude of change in the content of each and every meeting between retailers and suppliers, as well as in the nature of the official conference programming.
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.
Discussion topics included enhancing pharmacists’ scope-of-practice; accountable care organizations; the role of pharmacy technicians in optimizing patient care; advancing medication therapy management; and more.
Dr. Dan Carey, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, spoke about opioid issues during the NACDS Retail Advisory Market Immersion in Richmond.
In a January 2018 national survey conducted by Morning Consult, and commissioned by NACDS, 76% supported rules that all prescriptions must be handled electronically, rather than by paper or fax.
50 for 10: NACDS RxIMPACT’s Momentum Builds Pharmacy Advocates from All 50 States to Engage in 10th NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill
For the first time in the event's 10-year history, the 2018 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will feature pharmacy advocates from all 50 states. The fly-in, which reaches 90 percent of Congressional offices, will be held March 7-8.