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Sheldon Whitehouse

Surgeon General, senator extend kudos to CVS

Surgeon General, senator extend kudos to CVS

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) hailed CVS Health’s efforts to cut tobacco use in a recent hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The session, titled “Encouraging Healthy Communities: Perspective from the Surgeon General” and held last week, focused on furthering public wellness and

Prescription drug abuse bill gets Senate approval

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Senate has passed the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483), legislation that has the support of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The bill would advance collaboration among health and enforcement authorities to achieve drug abuse solutions that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications.

Senate OK’s key drug abuse legislation

Senate OK’s key drug abuse legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Senate has passed the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483), which is seen as striking a balance between fighting drug abuse and upholding legitimate drug use. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, which supports the bill, said Friday that the measure would advance

Anti-drug abuse efforts advance

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging the Senate to pass legislation that it says would spur collaboration among health and enforcement authorities for drug abuse solutions “that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications” while fighting opioid abuse. The trade organization supports the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

NACDS backs Senate prescription drug abuse bill

NACDS backs Senate prescription drug abuse bill

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has endorsed legislation that would promote the collaboration of health and enforcement authorities in fighting prescription drug abuse while upholding patients’ access to medications. NACDS expressed its support of the bill, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483), in