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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Capitol Hill will turn into a sea of white lab coats Wednesday and Thursday as more than 350 pharmacy advocates from almost 40 states visit Washington for the third annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day, NACDS said Wednesday.
The event will include pharmacy and retail executives, division and store managers, pharmacists, pharmacy school deans and students advocating on behalf of pharmacy to members of Congress.
“NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill demonstrates the excitement, enthusiasm and active engagement of pharmacy — the face of neighborhood health care,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. “In the third year of this well-attended event, NACDS RxImpact Day continues to build momentum for pro-patient and pro-pharmacy public policy, and is a strong testament to pharmacy’s future health and well-being.”
In addition to RxImpact Day itself, NACDS also sponsors training sessions to teach participants how to advocate on behalf of pharmacy to lawmakers, tours of pharmacies for members of Congress that expose them to how pharmacists help patients improve their health, and action alerts designed to influence advocates when issues emerge.