Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) recognized the importance of pharmacists as accessible healthcare providers during a Costco pharmacy tour as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT program.
"On social media, we saw a photo of NACDS Board of Directors member Richard Ashworth, president, operations, Walgreen Co., at a white board in the office of U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), literally drawing out an example for the Senator that demonstrates the need for fair pharmacy reimbursement, for transparency in the prescription drug supply chain, and for appropriate pharmacy metrics that should be tethered to DIR fee reform."
Advocacy, Awards Highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill Pharmacy advocates from all 50 states reach every Congressional office with strategies to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs, to advance pharmacy value and viability, and to help further address the opioid abuse epidemic
An impressive force of 424 advocates from all 50 states reached every Congressional office during the 2019 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.
Inside–the–Beltway publications will send a strong message next week: Pharmacy stands as a trusted source of cost–reducing policy strategies, and DIR fee reform tops the agenda.
Lawmakers back in their congressional districts while Congress is on recess got to see the valuable services pharmacists provide to their constituents every day.
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) went behind the scenes during a recent Albertsons Companies pharmacy tour in Petaluma, Calif., as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT program.
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), the only pharmacist currently serving in Congress, toured a Kroger pharmacy in Waycross, Ga., this week as part of the NACDS RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program.
NACDS member companies hosted 11 recent NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tours with members of Congress and staff back home in their states, bringing the 2018 total to 62 so far.