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NACDS lauds Oklahoma e-prescribing Law to help prevent opioid abuse

NACDS lauds Oklahoma e-prescribing Law to help prevent opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Oklahoma state legislators, Governor Mary Fallin (R) and Attorney General Mike Hunter (R) for the enactment of House Bill 2931, which mandates electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances in the state of Oklahoma, effective January 1, 2020. “NACDS thanks Oklahoma

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in yesterday’s White House Opioid Summit and continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at Thursday’s event, which featured panels on education, prevention,

NACDS: Pharmacy can be major player in opioid crisis

BALTIMORE — Pharmacy can be key to thwarting opioid abuse, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson told a government summit on the opioid crisis. “Advancing the health and safety of patients, families, communities and the nation remains the priority of pharmacies, and confronting the opioid abuse epidemic is

NACDS offers ideas on combatting opioid crisis

WASHINGTON — It’s clear that America’s growing opioid epidemic is getting worse. Last month President Trump stopped short of declaring the crisis a national emergency and directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency instead. Though this less urgent designation puts Congress in charge of dispensing

Troubling Rx trends: Drug lawsuit ads, lax opioid disposal

Troubling Rx trends: Drug lawsuit ads, lax opioid disposal

Some recently released research uncovered a couple of disconcerting trends concerning prescription drugs. Lawsuit ads targeting prescription drugs and medical devices have caused at least 61 serious medical events, including six deaths, according to a report from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). This marks an increase from previous reports, ILR said. Titled

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

WASHINGTON — The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis has issued its final report, which includes 56 recommendations to the Trump administration to help fight opioid abuse. President Donald Trump formed the presidential commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R.), in a March 29 executive order as a way

NACDS tackles opioid crisis in letter to Trump

NACDS tackles opioid crisis in letter to Trump

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has made four policy proposals to help fight opioid abuse in a letter to President Donald Trump. NACDS said Tuesday that the proposals made in the letter to President Trump build on current collaborative efforts to address the opioid abuse epidemic while preserving quality patient

APhA launches online opioid resource center

APhA launches online opioid resource center

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has gone live with an online resource center to serve as a one-stop shop for pharmacists who want to learn more about opioid use, abuse and misuse. The Resource Center, accessed via the APhA website, will help educate pharmacists by identifying learning opportunities, highlighting clinical and patient resources,