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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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."