NACDS members and other stakeholders met with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) on opioids and other key issues. Left to right: Tommy Culligan, Publix; Jennifer Burch, Food Lion; Meredith Preloh, Lowe’s; Leigh Knotts, NACDS; Courtney Herring, CVS Health; Gov. Henry McMaster, Sally West, Walgreens; Brook Mueller, Walmart; Eric Ridings, Fred’s Pharmacy; Don Balfour, Waffle House, Inc.; Lindsey Kueffner and Lisa Sweatman, South Carolina Retail Association.

As part of the 2018 South Carolina Retail Association (SCRA) Winter Legislative Meetings, NACDS and several member companies met with South Carolina legislators, including Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC, center), on various opioid bills in S.C.: e-prescribing, 90-day prescription medication fill, and increasing the emergency fill limit.

The meeting also included the annual SCRA Food Drive. Members contributed $37,000 in product or monetary donations to statewide food banks.

On a related note, NACDS recently endorsed federal legislation, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460), which would help address the opioid-abuse epidemic by requiring that controlled substances for Medicare Part D beneficiaries are prescribed electronically.