In this special report, Drug Store News takes an in-depth look at community pharmacy and its growing role in helping to lower healthcare costs and expand patient access in the United States.
NACDS leadership also urges attendees to take part in RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill next month.
Already CRN has made significant progress in connecting to the 60 freshman Congressional leaders within the first 100 days, a promise CRN president and CEO Steve Mister shared with Drug Store News at the top of the year.
Overall, 88% of Americans believe that the benefits of inoculations, specifically MMR vaccines, outweigh the risks, the Pew Research Center reported.
According to the NCPA 2016 Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, approximately 1,800 rural independent pharmacies serve as the only pharmacy provider in their community, with the next closest pharmacy miles away.
The provider status bill would allow underserved Medicare patients to receive certain services from pharmacists, in states in which pharmacists already are permitted to administer the functions.
Johnson and Johnson worldwide chairman, pharmaceuticals, Joaquin Duato will be the next board chairman of PhRMA.
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.
The NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit facilitated more than 600 visits to Capitol Hill by community pharmacists to call on more than 250 representatives and senators to support patient- and pharmacist-friendly legislation.
The ad notes that more than 60% of the U.S. House of Representatives and more than 40% of the U.S. Senate have cosponsored legislation to name pharmacists as healthcare providers in Medicare Part B.