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.
NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tours engage members of Congress and their staff on the vital healthcare services pharmacists provide on a daily basis.
NACDS RxIMPACT mobilized advocates urging members of the House of Representatives to request action by Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on DIR fee reform.
An extremely effective NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour this week exemplifies the value of speaking directly to members of Congress and their staff members on critical issues facing pharmacy right now.
NACDS members engaged with members of Congress and their staff on several key issues, including the opioid abuse epidemic and provider status legislation.