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RxImpact Day is rescheduled
November 18th, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The dates of the 2012 NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill have been changed because of a change in the 2012 congressional calendar, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
NACDS said Thursday that the new dates for the pharmacy advocacy event will be March 21 and 22, 2012.
The event was previously scheduled for the prior week in March, which now falls during a Congressional District Work Period in which lawmakers will be in their home states and districts.
"There is much at stake with the health care delivery system today, and it's imperative that pharmacy advocates engage with their elected officials during their visit to Washington, D.C. The rescheduling of the two-day event to March 21 and 22 will now enable pharmacy advocates from across the country to engage with lawmakers on pro-patient and pro-pharmacy issues," stated NACDS president and chief executive Steve Anderson. "In its fourth year, this high-energy event will bring together advocates from all sectors of the industry to meet with key lawmakers to illustrate the unsurpassed value of community pharmacy in improving patient health and reducing costs."
NACDS said that for RxImpact Day it will mobilize hundreds of pharmacy advocates from across the nation — many wearing pharmacy white coats. The event brings pharmacy and retail executives, division and store managers, pharmacists, pharmacy school deans and students to Washington for the two-day event.