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Sabato’s Political Crystal Ball Returns to NACDS Annual

As we anticipate these next 12 months, I think it is helpful to assess pharmacy’s accomplishments, and pharmacy’s outlook.

--NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, in a Chain Drug Review feature, “Pharmacy Outlook 2016”

NACDS announced this week that Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, Retired, who in September 2015 concluded his 41 years of military service and his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the Tuesday, April 19, Business Program during the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2015, Gen. Dempsey was named one of the “100 most influential leaders in the world” by TIME magazine.
NACDS Says Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, Retired, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Will Speak at 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting
NACDS Foundation Keynoter Megyn Kelly Featured on Cover of Vanity Fair

Less than a month after delivering keynote remarks at the 17th annual NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly landed on the cover of January’s Vanity Fair with headlines that pulled no punches: “Don’t Mess with Megyn Kelly” and “Blowhards, Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now.” Message received.

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House Community Pharmacy Caucus co-chair Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) spearheaded sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell in support of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s efforts to enhance medication therapy management (MTM) models.
MTM Services Get Bipartisan Boost
Media Ripple Effect Highlights Pharmacists’ Integrity; Expanded Role

The new year began with a nice ripple effect in the media for the role pharmacists play in the healthcare system. Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics survey placed pharmacists second again this year—behind nurses—as being among the professions Americans trust the most.

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Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey to Address NACDS Annual Meeting

The vast majority of circulating flu viruses analyzed this season remain similar to the vaccine virus components for this season's flu vaccines.

--CDC's January 4, 2016 flu update

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Retailers Submit Comments on EPA Waste Management Proposals
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Bipartisan House Coalition Emerges to Support Pharmacists’ Role in MTM Pilot
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Pharmacists Maintain Second Slot in Gallup Integrity Survey
Holiday Shopping Is Not Wrapped Up—Yet
Opportunity for Pharmacies with CMS’s MTM Pilot Project

NACDS has been instrumental in consistently helping medication therapy management (MTM) services evolve, expand and better target beneficiaries over time. There is now a new opportunity to further advance MTM, which was recently announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

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NACDS Research Shows Public ‘Gets’ Complexity of Drug Abuse Issue

An article in The Washington Post this week points to the continuing—and alarming—rise in deaths from heroin and abuse of prescription opioids and notes that a wide range of strategic efforts have still not stemmed the tide of drugs affecting a large portion of the United States.  

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores snagged a coveted keynote from the former House speaker...

--Politco, reporting that former House Speaker John Boehner will deliver the NACDS Annual Meeting keynote