The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on Saturday, October 28. Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse and medications.
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.
The California State Board of Pharmacy reminds pharmacists and pharmacies about pharmacy law provisions that can be of assistance in caring for patients displaced by emergency relocations due to wildfires in the state.
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.