NACDS makes an 'Impact' on Capitol Hill


NACDS chairman Larry Merlo addressed attendees at the third annual NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., discussed the vital role of pharmacy care at the event's Breakfast Briefing.

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson introduced Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., the lead sponsor of S. 274, the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011.

Tony Civello — chairman, president and CEO of Kerr Drug, and former NACDS chairman — with Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Robert Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Stores; NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson; Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons; Kinney Drugs chairman and CEO Craig Painter; Christopher Dimos, president of pharmacy operations for Supervalu; and Kermit Crawford, president of the pharmacy services division for Walgreens, with Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Thrifty White Stores president and CEO Robert Narveson and EVP pharmacy operations Gary
Boehler, met with Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., to discuss H.R. 891, the Medication Therapy Management Benefits Act of 2011.

Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton with NACDS’ Steve Anderson and members of the NACDS board of directors.

Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., met with Rutgers University pharmacy students.

Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., met with pharmacy students from the University of Arkansas.

Rep. Shelley Moore Capitol, R-W.Va., with Lynne Fruth of Fruth Pharmacy and pharmacy students from the University of West Virginia.

The third annual RxImpact Day, which is part of NACDS’ overall RxImpact grassroots initiative, was held March 9 and 10, and attracted more than 350 pharmacy advocates — many clad in white pharmacy coats — from nearly 40 states.