Arlington, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today welcomed the White House’s release of the 2019 National Drug Control Strategy, and expressed in particular the Association’s commitment to collaboration as part of the solution to the opioid-abuse epidemic.
- The 2019 National Drug Control Strategy touches on the components of NACDS’ public policy recommendations related to opioid-abuse prevention.
- In addition to advancing its public policy recommendations, NACDS and pharmacies maintain longstanding and ongoing initiatives to prevent opioid abuse, including compliance programs; advancing e-prescribing; drug disposal; patient education; security initiatives; fostering naloxone access; stopping illegal online drug-sellers and rogue clinics; and more.
- NACDS describes the results of a January 2019 Morning Consult survey, commissioned by NACDS, that demonstrates voters’ support for NACDS-backed opioid-abuse-prevention policies.
- NACDS’ Chain Pharmacy Community Engagement Report indicates that opioid-abuse prevention stands as one of the top priorities for NACDS members among their community engagement initiatives.