Take Healthcare Delivery to the Next Level with Motivational Interviewing

In keeping with its ongoing efforts to benefit patients and help advance public health, the NACDS Foundation is making publicly available an eight-hour online motivational interviewing (MI) program, the Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training for Health Care Professionals (comMIt). comMIt offers continuing education credits and can be accessed via the education portal of the NACDS website.

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NACDS, NCPA Urge Congress Not to Increase TRICARE Copays

I got into the law originally because I’ve always had a passion for politics...

--Chris Smith, NACDS director of federal public policy, in a University of Richmond article on the career path that led him to NACDS

NACDS, NCPA Urge Congress Not to Increase TRICARE Copays

In their ongoing commitment to protect TRICARE beneficiary access to prescription medications, NACDS and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) sent a letter this week urging the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) to refuse to further increase retail community pharmacist copayments.

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In-Demand Media Political Expert to Speak at NACDS Annual Meeting
Find Out What You Need to Know Before the NACDS Annual Meeting, April 16-19
NACDS Urges House to Pass Version of Drug Abuse, Access Legislation Approved by Senate

In the wake of the March 17 passage of S. 483, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016, NACDS is proactively advocating for House passage of legislation that would promote collaboration among government agencies and healthcare stakeholders to ensure patients have access to legitimately needed drugs, while also preventing diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.

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Easter Spending Expected to Reach $17 Billion
You’ve Got to Vote to Be Heard

Got a gathering of pharmacists coming up? Why not take the opportunity to get everyone on board and motivated to show up at the polls and vote. Discount Drug Mart Inc. recently had their twice yearly pharmacists meeting, and with funding from NACDS RxIMPACT, they added a get-out-the vote component to their meeting, which is a mix of continuing education, best practices and vendor sessions.

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Keep NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill’s Momentum Going!

Nearly 400 participants representing 43 states traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to advocate for pharmacy during the 8th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Couldn’t make it to D.C.? No problem. You can still urge Congress to recognize the value of pharmacy.

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With more than 480 Congressional meetings, NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill helped advocates reach 90 percent of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to advance key pro-patient, pro-pharmacy priorities. Pictured here, members of the NACDS Board of Directors met with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
NACDS Board Members Meet with Key Lawmakers During NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill
Senate Passes Drug Abuse, Access Bill

The Story: The Senate on March 17 passed S. 483, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016, legislation that would promote collaboration among government agencies and healthcare stakeholders to ensure patients have access to legitimately needed drugs, while also preventing diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.

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NACDS Meets with 90 Percent of U.S. Congress

Nearly 400 community pharmacists, pharmacy executives, students and others—representing 43 states—convened on Capitol Hill March 16-17 for the 8th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Passes NACDS-Backed Drug Abuse, Access Bill