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Preventive care requires reliance on pharmacy, NACDS tells CDC

Preventive care requires reliance on pharmacy, NACDS tells CDC

ARLINGTON, Va. — Preventive care as a public health strategy can benefit even more from the “clinical expertise and sweeping reach of community pharmacies,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) advised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in official comments. NACDS responded to CDC’s request-for-information on priority topics over the next five years

Best ideas aren’t always (or often) from Washington

Best ideas aren’t always (or often) from Washington

Earlier this spring, the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) partnered with the Healthcare Leadership Council to hold town hall meetings in Raleigh, N.C., and Nashville. We asked health care leaders in those communities what really matters to them. Participants focused on the top of the health care funnel: prevention. Many thoughtful participants in those rooms felt

MinuteClinic partners with the CDC to combat antibiotic resistance

MinuteClinic partners with the CDC to combat antibiotic resistance

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— Prescription antibiotics are a critical treatment for many illnesses. But there are cases when antibiotics aren’t needed or effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20 to 50% of all antibiotics prescribed in U.S. acute care hospitals are either unnecessary or inappropriate.i Besides exposing patients to adverse effects, a