Election Stress Disorder? Consider NACDS RxIMPACT a Cure

The American Psychological Association last week released a finding from its annual “Stress in America” survey that more than half of adults in the United States feel very or somewhat stressed by the election. Republicans and Democrats are feeling this stress at similar rates. There is even talk of what is formally called Election Stress Disorder.


Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) participated in a pharmacy tour hosted by Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, in Johnson City, Tenn., this week. NACDS RxIMPACT lauds the tour, which covered how pharmacist services improve patient outcomes.
Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) Learns Firsthand about Benefits of Pharmacist-Provided Healthcare Services

It highlights the need for U.S. adults to better appreciate the value of vaccines to prevent economic burden.

--authors of a study published in Health Affairs that showed the cost of adults in the U.S. not getting vaccinated was $7.1 billion in 2015

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NACDS: Political Arena Beckons During American Pharmacists Month
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NACDS Supports Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin’s Innovative Project to Optimize Patient Care

Recent studies show vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness by about 50 percent  to 60 percent among the overall population...

--the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NACDS Partner Healthcare Ready Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Matthew, NACDS partner Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit that works to protect patient access to healthcare during times of disaster, is monitoring the projection and anticipated impacts of the massive storm.


Register as a #PharmacyVoter before October 11 Deadline

Is it Election Day yet? No. But the deadline to register to vote—October 11—is fast approaching for the District of Columbia and the following states: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, N.M., Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. NACDS RxIMPACT is calling on you to register to vote on Election Day, November 8.


CDC Recognizes Pharmacy Value, Urges Flu Vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) praised pharmacy's vital role in healthcare delivery in a letter to pharmacists stating that the agency "recognizes and appreciates the increasingly important role that you play in public health, including vaccinating the public against seasonal influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases."


NACDS co-hosted its inaugural Test2Learn™ Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program with the University of Pittsburgh last week. NACDS and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy adapted Test2Learn™ from an innovative University platform that enables students to learn by using real genetic data in highly-interactive exercises.
NACDS Co-Hosts Inaugural Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program with University of Pittsburgh
Study: Pharmacy-Based Heart-Risk Testing a Viable Option

Pharmacies were shown to be an effective alternative to a regular medical exam in testing people for heart-risk conditions such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and cholesterol according to a recent study published in the journal Open Heart.


Elimination of Measles in Americas Highlights Vaccination Effectiveness

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that measles has been eliminated in all of the Americas, the first region in the world to have eliminated the highly contagious disease, which primarily affects children.


October is American Pharmacists Month

October is American Pharmacists Month (APhM), which is a great time to recognize the vital contributions made by pharmacists in healthcare delivery.


At hand is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and we're committed to getting 21st Century Cures signed into law this fall.

—leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a statement pledging to get the 21st Century Cures bill signed into law

NACDS, Stakeholders Release Pandemic Response Resources

A recent study in the journal Vaccine noted that achieving early and rapid vaccination coverage during an influenza pandemic would require better coordinated partnerships between public health agencies and vaccine providers, especially given the vital role pharmacists play in expanding access to pandemic vaccination.