Hitting two million prescriptions is a great sign that this program is making flu vaccinations more accessible and affordable.
In response to a recent New York Times article painting pharmacies’ response drug take-back initiatives in a negative light, NACDS submitted a letter to the editor of The New York Times expressing support for drug take-back programs, but emphasized inherent flaws in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s current policy mandating pharmacies to establish the programs.
[MTM interventions]…could include increased reliance upon the pharmacist as a trusted community resource to ensure that targeted beneficiaries are taking their medications accurately and appropriately.
NACDS Director of State Government Affairs Mary Staples was honored this week with an award in her home state at the 41st Annual Convention of Texas Federation of Drug Stores for her outstanding service to chain pharmacy in Texas.
President Obama outlined his administration’s commitment to addressing the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic on Wednesday during an event in West Virginia, a state that leads the nation in drug overdose deaths.
Source: July 2015 opinion research commissioned by NACDS and conducted by Public Opinion Strategies
This week, the White House and the Administration invited representatives of the NACDS membership to two separate events. Drug abuse and access issues emerged as key topics of discussion at both of them, and it is clear that the need remains for pharmacy to keep urging a 100-percent commitment to patient care, amid a zero-tolerance for drug abuse.
My first job was at a pharmacy in South Baltimore, where I learned that in our communities, pharmacies are survival stations for families.
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