NACDS continues to make progress on advancing provider status in the 115th Congress. Last week, The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 109) was reintroduced with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of more than a quarter of the Senate.
...the role of healthcare professionals in helping patients take their medications as directed to preserve and improve their health is more critical than ever.
The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday morning to approve a budget resolution that provides a blueprint for House and Senate committees to begin working on legislation that would repeal key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
There was a close vote on drug importation on the Senate floor during Wednesday's frenzied "vote-a-rama" as the Senate conducted budget resolution proceedings.
The opening line of an NACDS-authored article in the January 2, 2017, edition of Chain Drug Review says it all. "I will spare you the introductory paragraph that attempts eloquence," writes NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. "Let's get right to the point. In NACDS' view, 2017 could be one of the most pivotal years in healthcare policy and in pharmacy patient care."
With President Obama’s signature, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 became law on December 23, 2016.
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