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 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.
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on opioid abuse prevention, senators pointed to the benefits of e-prescribing legislation as part of the solution in combating the opioid abuse epidemic. The bill later advanced.
NACDS RxIMPACT launched a grasstops campaign this week encouraging pharmacy advocates to urge support for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.
NACDS provided recommendations on policy changes to the House Energy and Commerce Committee during this week's congressional hearing on combating the opioid abuse epidemic.
Lawmakers' constituent newsletters and social media posts reflect the success of NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill on pressing issues—including the opioid abuse epidemic.
NACDS joined the Vermont Association of Chain Drug Stores to meet with Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) to discuss the opioid epidemic this week.