NACDS demonstrates value of community pharmacy at U.S. Senate Health Fair

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is participating in the U.S. Senate Health Fair, held here on Oct. 13 and 14, in the U.S. Senate office complex.

NACDS coordinated an exhibit to demonstrate the importance of pharmacist-patient interaction and the valuable role that pharmacy plays in helping patients take their medication properly.

Pharmacists from NACDS members Walgreens and Supervalu are offering blood pressure screenings, counseling staffers on proper medication use, answering questions on health issues and providing advice on predispositions to chronic diseases.

“NACDS is pleased to once again participate in the Senate Health Fair, showcasing the true value of the pharmacist-patient interaction,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “As the face of neighborhood healthcare, pharmacy is part of the solution in helping patients improve their health as well as reducing healthcare costs across the board.”

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