The NACDS Foundation hosted a forum this week, "Prescription & OTC Medication Record Integration: A Holistic Patient-Centered Approach."
NACDS Foundation Hosts Prescription and OTC Medication Forum
NACDS RxIMPACT Urges Voter Engagement Down to the Wire

The 2016 campaign season is coming down to the wire and it will soon be time to exhale and prepare for what comes next: a new Congress and a new administration.


CDC: Pharmacists Are Front Line of Defense against Opioid Abuse

In an ongoing effort to prevent prescription opioid abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a brochure for pharmacists, "Pharmacists: On the Front Lines—Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse and Overdose."


NACDS Foundation Joins CDC to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

In recognition of antibiotic stewardship programs across the care continuum, the NACDS Foundation will support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) annual one-week observance—Get Smart Week, November 14–20—to raise awareness about the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing.


NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, recently served as the emcee at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2016 Summit Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
NACDS Actively Engaged in Association Community

The Association and its members now enjoy broad bipartisan support, and they are regularly included in discussions about expanding access to healthcare, improving patient outcomes and controlling costs.

—an editorial in Chain Drug Review on NACDS' success as an association

Up Your Advocacy Skills before NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill

If there was a way to hone your advocacy skills so you could maximize your success during congressional meetings before coming to Washington, D.C. for NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill next year on March 14-15, 2017, would you do it?


Election Stress Disorder? Consider NACDS RxIMPACT a Cure

The American Psychological Association last week released a finding from its annual “Stress in America” survey that more than half of adults in the United States feel very or somewhat stressed by the election. Republicans and Democrats are feeling this stress at similar rates. There is even talk of what is formally called Election Stress Disorder.


Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) participated in a pharmacy tour hosted by Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, in Johnson City, Tenn., this week. NACDS RxIMPACT lauds the tour, which covered how pharmacist services improve patient outcomes.
Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) Learns Firsthand about Benefits of Pharmacist-Provided Healthcare Services

It highlights the need for U.S. adults to better appreciate the value of vaccines to prevent economic burden.

--authors of a study published in Health Affairs that showed the cost of adults in the U.S. not getting vaccinated was $7.1 billion in 2015

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NACDS: Political Arena Beckons During American Pharmacists Month
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NACDS Supports Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin’s Innovative Project to Optimize Patient Care

Recent studies show vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness by about 50 percent  to 60 percent among the overall population...

--the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NACDS Partner Healthcare Ready Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Matthew, NACDS partner Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit that works to protect patient access to healthcare during times of disaster, is monitoring the projection and anticipated impacts of the massive storm.