ALEXANDRIA, Va. In line with the second annual RxImpact Day, hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, two congressional leaders commented on pharmacy’s commitment to patient health in the Congressional Record, which officially documents each day’s action in Congress.
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., discussed pharmacy's ability to improve medication adherence and provide a "vital service as part of the healthcare-delivery system."
“As the face of neighborhood health care, pharmacies across the nation offer…cost-saving programs and services to help patients take medicines they need to achieve positive results from appropriate use of their medications,” Hagan wrote.
Added Roskam, “Recognizing the 2010 RxImpact Day held by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, I am delighted to recognize the chain drug stores nationwide that have a significant presence in my district.”
More than 250 pharmacy advocates from 35 states participated in the grassroots pharmacy advocacy event, held March 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C.