U.S. Senate Passes NACDS Policy Recommendations in Opioid Bill Legislation headed to President’s desk bears pharmacists’ insights from front lines of care, reflects pharmacy’s commitment as part of the solution to abuse

2018-10-03T15:58:33+00:00Oct-03-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Legislation headed to President’s desk bears pharmacists’ insights from front lines of care, reflects pharmacy’s commitment as part of the solution to abuse.

NACDS, American Public Health Association, CDC Foundation to Present Session on Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health Focus areas include expansion of diabetes and hypertension treatment, preventive health services including immunizations, and more

2018-10-03T09:44:17+00:00Oct-03-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

The forum will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in advance of the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. The session will build on topics explored in an article recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

House Sends NACDS-Backed “Gag Clause” Prohibition to President Legislation prevents restrictions on pharmacists’ ability to tell patients when they can save money on prescriptions by paying cash instead of using insurance;NACDS positions DIR fee reform as another crucial issue for lowering out-of-pocket drug costs

2018-09-25T17:03:37+00:00Sep-25-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

The legislation will prevent restrictions on pharmacists’ ability to tell patients when they can save money on prescriptions by paying cash instead of using insurance. Meanwhile, NACDS positions DIR fee reform as another crucial issue for lowering out-of-pocket drug costs.

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

2018-09-18T14:01:52+00:00Sep-18-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

“NACDS recognizes the leadership of Assemblymember Jim Wood, the author of this vital legislation, and the leadership of the California State Board of Pharmacy in sponsoring the bill. We also appreciate the tremendous work of the California Retailers Association in advocating for this important opioid-abuse-prevention strategy,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE.

NACDS Joins “Americans for Free Trade” Coalition NACDS continues to help spotlight emerging trade war’s perils for American consumers, employees, businesses and economic vitality

2018-09-12T11:09:49+00:00Sep-12-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

AFT also will collaborate with Farmers for Free Trade, and these groups are waging coordinated campaigns to tell this story from the grassroots level – beginning with a series of events and communications that carry the theme “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.”

Pharmacy Groups Praise CMS’ Rejection of Below-Cost Medicaid Dispensing Fees in Washington State CMS’ decision is vital for pharmacy patient care in Washington State and across the nation

2018-09-11T18:44:57+00:00Sep-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

NACDS, WSPA, and NCPA applaud action by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reject Washington State’s below-cost and lowest-in-the-nation Medicaid pharmacy dispensing fees.

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