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Advocates--more than 350 strong--emphasized the role pharmacists play as trusted, accessible healthcare providers during the 7th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill
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The program has a significant positive track record of accomplishments for our profession. I can point to a numbers of students who had this single learning experience change their passions and directions.

--Ron Jordan, R.Ph. FAPhA, dean of the Chapman University School of Pharmacy and NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill Pioneer, on the positive advocacy outcomes at the event

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill: Patient Access to Care Is Key

More than 350 community pharmacists, pharmacy executives, students and others—representing 44 states—convened on Capitol Hill March 25-26 for the 7th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Teams of novice and veteran advocates made their way to Capitol Hill to tell pharmacy’s story to lawmakers, emphasizing the role pharmacists play as trusted, accessible healthcare providers who provide services that improve patient outcomes and reduce overall costs.

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NACDS RxIMPACT Awards Recognize Engagement

The first-ever NACDS RxIMPACT Key Contact of the Year Award was presented to Ryan Swensen, PharmD, pharmacy manager, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC. The Key Contact Award recognizes pharmacists who actively engage with member of Congress on pro-pharmacy legislative priorities.

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With more than 460 Congressional meetings, NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill helped advocates reach more than 85% of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives with key “asks” on pro-patient, pro-pharmacy issues. Pictured here, members of the NACDS Board of Directors meet with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
NACDS Meets with More than 85 Percent of U.S. Congress
"Know Before You Go" - 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting
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NACDS Lauds Rep. Guthrie; Pharmacy’s White Coats Take Capitol Hill
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Pharmacy Leaders Recognized at NACDS RxIMPACT Events
John Standley, chairman and CEO of Rite Aid Corporation & chairman of the NACDS Board, & Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, president and CEO of NACDS, at The White House
NACDS Board Joins President & HHS Secretary, Stakeholders at White House Launch of New Healthcare Initiative
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NACDS Board Joins President & HHS Secretary, Stakeholders at White House Launch of New Healthcare Initiative
Advocate for Pharmacy Virtually

NACDS is welcoming more than 350 advocates, representing 44 states, to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 7th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill March 25-26. Can't make it to D.C.? No problem. You can still urge Congress to recognize the value of pharmacy by participating in NACDS RxIMPACT'S biggest letter-writing campaign ever. 

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Media Campaign Promotes Pharmacists’ Role in Senior Care

The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC)—a group of more than 25 organizations, including NACDS—announced the launch of an expanded media initiative promoting the role that pharmacists can play in addressing challenges seniors face with inadequate access to healthcare services in medically underserved communities throughout the nation.

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It is going to be a great week for pharmacy.

--Ron L. Fitzwater, CAE, CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, on the NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill, March 25-26

The Block on Sunscreens

According to a recent editorial in The Wall Street Journal, sunscreen manufacturers can’t catch a break from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At issue is a 12-year backlog of approval for sunscreen ingredients that are widely available in other parts of the world, but not the United States.

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