Pictured here at a prior meeting on a separate topic, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Service Tom Price invited NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, to a meeting about pharmacy’s engagement in solutions to the opioid epidemic.
Washington, D.C. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, participated in a meeting today with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price about pharmacy’s engagement in solutions to the opioid epidemic.
“NACDS appreciates Secretary Price’s outreach, his sincere desire to learn more about pharmacy’s current role in addressing opioid issues, and his interest in identifying opportunities for HHS to assist in these efforts,” Anderson said.
“With all parties acknowledging the tremendous impact inflicted by this issue on communities and families across the nation, we had an excellent discussion about the extensive collaboration and focus that is needed to help solve the problem. We value the Secretary’s appreciation of pharmacy’s zero tolerance for drug abuse and diversion and its 100-percent commitment to patient care.
“We shared and discussed with the Secretary the extensive comments that NACDS provided to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, and we remain committed to serving as a working partner to help protect American communities and families.”