We are the providers best suited to know the effects of each medication and how to optimize care for patients while they’re under medication therapy.

--Amanda Applegate, PharmD, BCACP, of Balls Food Stores, in a PharmacyToday article

On HHS Nominee Price’s Healthcare Principles, Pharmacy Makes a Powerful Case

During his Senate confirmation hearing this week and since being nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has focused on six principles of healthcare reform: affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, responsiveness, choices. In fact, Rep. Price has focused on those principles for some time – he described them in an op-ed column in The Hill back in 2013 and likely many times before that during his Congressional and medical careers.


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NACDS, University of Pittsburgh Extend Test2Learn Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program
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Pharmacist Provider Status Bill Re-Introduced in House
In preparation for the swearing in of President-elect Trump at the 58th inauguration ceremony on January 20, seats are being set out on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
D.C. Prepares for 58th Presidential Inauguration
House Provider Status Bill Expected Soon

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.

--Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League, which is leading a medication adherence challenge cosponsored by the NACDS Foundation

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) met with Co-Chief Operating Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance Alex Gourlay, NACDS vice chairman, at the 2016 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Rep. Guthrie was a lead sponsor of NACDS-backed pharmacist provider status legislation in the previous Congress, and will be one of the members re-introducing the bill in the House in the coming days. The bill was reintroduced in the Senate on Thursday with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of more than one-quarter of the Senate.
Familiar Pharmacy Faces Earn Assignments on Key Healthcare Committees
Senate Sets in Motion Steps to Repeal Healthcare Law

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).


Senate Floor Update: Budget Amendment Results on Importation

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.


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NACDS Welcomes Return of Pharmacist Provider Status Bill in Senate
Meet the Retailer at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo
NACDS Previews "Pharmacy Outlook 2017" in Chain Drug Review

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."


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NACDS Urges Senate to Prevent Consumer-Safety Risks of Prescription Drug Importation
Senate Makes First Move on ACA Deconstruction

The Senate Budget Committee has made the first move in changing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as we know it.