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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NACDS Foundation Supports Increased HIV Testing Awareness
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NACDS Total Store Expo Announces New “Vision 2027” Participants
Join Pharmacy’s Team: Become an NACDS RxIMPACT Key Contact

NACDS represents members—by advocating on behalf of the pharmacy community with a resonant, unified voice about the value of pharmacy.

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NACDS Meets with CDC and other Stakeholders on Pandemic Readiness

Last week NACDS, with support from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), held a meeting to discuss strategies to improve public-private partnerships, which would lead to earlier and more broadly available pandemic vaccine.

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Congress Continues to Seek Solutions on Opioid Abuse

Congress continues measures to address the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic. Yesterday, during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), senior member and former chairman of the Committee Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) asked DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg what the DEA is doing to implement NACDS-backed legislation, S. 483, the Ensuring Patient Access and Drug Enforcement Act, which was signed into law on April 19, 2016.

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) learned more about provider status legislation--H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act--during an NACDS RxIMPACT in-district activity, "Government in the Grocery," hosted by Albertsons Companies.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) Learns More about Provider Status Bill at "Government in the Grocery" Event

You could have about 400,000 pharmacists available to help with your number one killer.

--Dr. Ross T. Tsuyuki, a professor of medicine at the University of Alberta, on the expanded role pharmacists could play in helping prevent heart attacks in patients

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NACDS, NCPA Urge Congress to Support TRICARE Pilot Program
NACDS Total Expo: Preparation is Key
House Energy and Commerce Committee Member Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) participated in an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour of a Rite Aid in Lancaster, N.Y., on Monday. Photo: Rep. Chris Collins
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) Discusses Provider Status, Opioid Abuse on Rite Aid Pharmacy Tour in Lancaster, N.Y.
New Research Shows Decline in Accidental Acetaminophen Overdoses

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) highlighted research this week showing that progress is being made to increase awareness of the safe use of acetaminophen—one of the most common drug ingredients in the U.S.

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NACDS Congressional Statement Urges Provider Status, MTM