NACDS Applauds Massachusetts E-prescribing Law to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-seven percent of Massachusetts voters support e-prescribing requirement as fraud-and-abuse-prevention strategy

2018-08-14T13:36:14+00:00Aug-14-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

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).

NACDS Lauds Senate Panel’s Action on Bill to End “Gag Clauses” S. 2554, the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, helps pharmacies help patients even more in reducing out-of-pocket prescription drug costs

2018-07-25T10:45:48+00:00Jul-25-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

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.

NACDS Addresses DIR Fees, Other “Access Agenda” Priorities in National Drug-Pricing Policy Discussion NACDS responds to request-for-information from HHS Secretary Azar for “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs”

2018-07-18T16:25:32+00:00Jul-18-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS has submitted comments to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in response to the agency’s request-for-information on drug-pricing public policy issues.

NACDS Touts Pharmacists’ Diabetes Management, Prevention Roles Morning Consult op-ed highlights CDC’s new diabetes guide for pharmacists, NACDS' community engagement report

2018-07-16T13:49:51+00:00Jul-16-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

An NACDS op-ed published by Morning Consult describes the role of community pharmacy practice and of NACDS members’ philanthropic initiatives in helping to prevent and manage diabetes.

NACDS Applauds Missouri Pro-Pharmacy Legislation to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-two percent of Missouri voters support limiting the initial fill of certain opioid prescriptions to seven days

2018-07-11T18:26:33+00:00Jul-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

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.

NACDS RxIMPACT Rallies Senate Support for Action on DIR Fees Urging Senators to sign letter to HHS Secretary is the most recent action of NACDS’ grassroots advocacy program on this pressing issue

2018-07-11T12:20:12+00:00Jul-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy advocates are urging Senators to sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that is being led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA File Key Legal Brief in Washington State Medicaid Lawsuit State reimburses pharmacies significantly lower than any other state in the country, impeding patient access to care; Groups also urge CMS to require Washington State to comply with federal Medicaid reimbursement law

2018-06-27T13:25:54+00:00Jun-27-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

Three pharmacy associations filed an important legal brief this week with the Washington State Court of Appeals, challenging the state’s refusal to reimburse community pharmacies for the costs of providing care and services to disadvantaged Medicaid patients.

Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to Speak at NACDS Total Store Expo’s Political Involvement Reception Voted “best White House press secretary” by White House correspondents surveyed by Politico, Earnest is known as a candid, seasoned political commentator

2018-06-19T11:50:49+00:00Jun-07-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Voted “best White House press secretary” by White House correspondents surveyed by Politico, Earnest is known as a candid, seasoned political commentator.

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