NACDS Invited to White House Event to Commemorate “Historic Action” on Opioid Abuse Epidemic

By |Oct-18-18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

NACDS has been invited back to the White House for an event on Wednesday, October 24, that is titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis.” We also anticipate soon President Trump’s signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – which reflects aspects of all four of the policy topics recommended by NACDS to help address opioid abuse.

At the White House’s Invitation, NACDS Participates in Bill Signing Ceremony for “Gag Clause” Prohibition NACDS applauds Trump Administration’s focus on reducing patients’ out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, and Congressional sponsors’ effectiveness in advancing legislation

By |Oct-10-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

NACDS applauded the Trump Administration’s focus on reducing patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs, and Congressional sponsors’ effectiveness in advancing the "gag clause" ban. NACDS noted that pharmacy is a long-standing and trusted partner in helping patients achieve prescription-drug affordability – which is essential for health and wellness.

20th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner to Feature Acclaimed Entertainer Colin Jost Saturday Night Live star to further energize evening dedicated to improving patient outcomes and public health

By |Oct-05-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

Attendees at the 20th NACDS Foundation Dinner will have an opportunity to mark the Foundation’s progress, to celebrate collaboration, and to experience the award-winning and nationally recognized brilliance of entertainer Colin Jost. The event will be held November 28, 2018, in New York City.


Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.

Medication Resource

With their extensive education and training, pharmacists help patients obtain and use medications accurately, safely and effectively.
Taking a pharmacy license exam requires a Doctor of Pharmacy degree – with a minimum of six years of professional education.

New Services

Pharmacists provide vaccinations, health education, and disease state testing and management, in partnership with doctors and other professionals.

It wasn’t until 2009 that all 50 states allowed pharmacists to give the flu vaccine. As of 2015, each state allows pharmacists to give at least three vaccines.

Trusted & Accessible

Pharmacists rank highly among the most trusted, approachable and accessible health professionals, and are especially valued by those in the greatest need.
Nine-in-ten Americans live within five miles of a community pharmacy. Pharmacists rank second – only behind nurses – in Gallup’s Honesty & Ethics survey.


Through effective treatment and prevention, pharmacists boost health and reduce costs – and also help patients navigate insurance and use generics.

79% of registered voters say pharmacists are credible information sources on opportunities to save money.

Nine-in-ten Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy, and patients trust the care and advice that pharmacists provide. With experience on the front lines of accessible, quality and affordable healthcare, we’re eager to collaborate even more to improve health and wellness—and their delivery in neighborhoods across the nation.


NACDS Meetings Make Connections Happen

NACDS has designed its calendar of industry meetings and conferences to create an integrated approach to strategy and execution. Retailers and suppliers use the NACDS Regional Conference, the NACDS Annual Meeting and the NACDS Total Store Expo to set up their success throughout the entire store.


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