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NACDS Launches Initiative to Improve Immunization Rates
PA and SC Members: DEA Diversion Conferences Set for August

The Liaison and Policy Section of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has asked NACDS to share with member companies the news of Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences scheduled for August. Two options – August 15 or 16 – are available in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and one date of August 27 has been set for Harrisburg, Pa.

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House Members Urge Enactment of TRICARE Pilot
Pharmacists First In Patient Trust Survey

Pharmacists are the most trusted group in the healthcare industry, according to a new survey by advertising and marketing firm Meyocks.

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Fruth Pharmacy team members, from left to right: Barbara Taylor, OTC category manager; Lynne Fruth, president; Amy Nelson, gift category manager; Tim Weber, vice president of pharmacy.
Fruth Pharmacy Sees "West Virginia Strong" First-Hand
Extended Fruth Pharmacy Family Steps Up Amid Flood

Mother Nature’s might is revealing itself yet again in the West Virginia flooding of three weeks ago. Also on display is the power of the helping hand and the human spirit – with the customers, employees and business partners of Fruth Pharmacy figuring significantly in the relief effort.

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Health conditions may worsen or not improve if older adults skip or don’t take their medications properly.

----Brenda Jamerson, of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research at Duke University, on a recent study showing failure to take medications increases with age and memory loss

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NACDS, University of Pittsburgh Announce National Tour for Test2Learn Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program
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NACDS, NCPA Maintain Push for Pharmacy Choice in TRICARE

Today’s new consumer is more informed, more independent, more curious and more conversational than ever before.

--from a Drug Store News special report, “New General Market: Multicultural, millennial influences change the way brands engage with consumers”

HHS Moves to Accelerate Zika Vaccine Development

The Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday it would accelerate development of a Zika vaccine, following a House decision last week to provide $1.1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus.

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Get Ready for NACDS Total Store Expo with Retailer Resources

The threat posed by Zika presents an urgent need for vaccines and diagnostics.

-- Dr. Richard Hatchett, acting director of HHS's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

NACDS RxIMPACT Pharmacy Tour: "The Best Type of Legislative Visit"

As NACDS RxIMPACT continues to maximize the value of in-district congressional activities, a report from the pharmacy manager, Brandon Martin, PharmD, of Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, in Ladue, Mo., called a recent pharmacy tour with a field representative for Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), “the best type of legislative visit.”

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