NACDS Chairman of the Board Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, Inc., delivered remarks at the NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill Welcome Dinner on March 16.
NACDS Chairman of the Board Randy Edeker Welcomes Advocates to NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill
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NACDS Award Winners Exemplify Grassroots and Political Activism
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NACDS Campaign Urges Each #PharmacyVoter to Make Mark on 2016 Elections
Advocacy Tip: Schedule a District Pre-Visit before Coming to D.C.

As more than 400 advocates from across the country convene in Washington, D.C., today and tomorrow for the 8th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill, at least one advocate did some prep work with his representatives’ district offices before coming to D.C.

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I believe Congress should look at every opportunity to make sure that pharmacists are allowed to utilize their training to the fullest to provide the services that can improve care, increase access and lower costs. 

--Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), recognizing the 8th annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill in the Congressional Record

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NACDS Promotes Vishal Bhatia to Vice President, Information Services/Information Services Security Officer
Senate Passes Addiction and Recovery Bill

The Senate this week approved S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), legislation that would adjust existing authorizations and programs to provide a series of resources and incentives to help healthcare providers, law enforcement officials and state and local governments to expand drug treatment, prevention and recovery efforts.

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NACDS Total Store Expo's Product Showcase Increases Visibility
Medicaid AMP-based FULs Effective April 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will publish the final average manufacturer price (AMP)-based federal upper limits (FULs) in late March 2016. The final AMP-based FULs will be effective on April 1, 2016, to correspond with the effective date of the final rule.

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NACDS Welcomes New Lobbyist Vonnie Hampel

Vonnie Hampel joined NACDS as the director of federal government affairs last week. Hampel most recently managed health policy issues as a senior legislative assistant and press secretary to Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), a member of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, Inc., and chairman of NACDS, with and House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee member Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) at the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Kind will be presented with the NACDS Congressional Leadership Award at this year’s event.
Pharmacy Comes to D.C.

We appreciate the chance to continue to urge a collaborative approach among enforcement and health authorities alike to address prescription drug abuse while maintaining legitimate access.

--Chris Krese, NACDS senior vice president of marketing, communications & media relations, in an article in The Hill

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NACDS Urges Senate to Pass Prescription Drug Abuse, Access Bill
Do Young People Matter in Politics? (Hint: Yes)

The millennial generation’s habits and choices as consumers and voters are subject to great scrutiny in an effort to divine how the generation will influence everything from retail trends to the next president. But, in the last election, millennials had the lowest turnout of any age group.

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...getting a flu vaccine this season reduced the risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by nearly 60 percent.

--Joseph Bresee, M.D., FAAP, chief of CDC's epidemiology and prevention branch