The House and Senate now must arrive at final version of broader opioid-abuse-prevention legislation. Meanwhile, state legislatures and executive branches are taking action to advance electronic prescribing as well.
The Senate agreed to vote this week on a legislative package—the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018—to combat the opioid abuse crisis, which includes an NACDS-backed e-prescribing bill.
NACDS Leadership Details NACDS’ Value for Industry Transformation DIR fee reform, health-and-wellness expansion top Business Program agenda; NACDS communicates from Denver to Washington, D.C. about trade war’s risks
DIR fee reform, health-and-wellness expansion top Business Program agenda; NACDS communicates from Denver to Washington, D.C. about trade war’s risks.
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
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 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
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.
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under Medicare Part D to help prevent fraud, abuse and waste.
NACDS was highly engaged in the Opioid Crisis Solutions Summit in Washington, D.C., last month, which released a roadmap this week with recommendations on combating the opioid abuse crisis.
The Senate Finance Committee passed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460). The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed companion legislation (H.R. 3528) on May 9.
In a statement to the Senate Finance Committee this week on the challenges of healthcare and ways to improve it in rural America, NACDS honed in on key contributions pharmacy provides in rural communities.
Senate Judiciary Committee Moves NACDS-Backed Drug Disposal Bill Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill would create flexible, state-focused drug disposal strategies to help address the opioid abuse epidemic
Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill would create flexible, state-focused drug disposal strategies to help address the opioid abuse epidemic. The legislation is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’ policy recommendations and with pharmacies’ current drug disposal initiatives.