NACDS-Backed Drug Abuse, Access Bill Enacted

NACDS-Backed Drug Abuse, Access Bill Enacted

President signs bill consistent with pharmacy’s “100-percent commitment to patient care and zero tolerance for abuse”

NACDS: Arlington, Va. - President Barack Obama today signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.
The new law, advocated by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), seeks to advance collaboration among health and enforcement authorities to achieve drug abuse solutions that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications.

NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, today called the bill’s enactment a positive step forward for those whose lives have been substantially affected by prescription drug abuse and by lack of access to needed medications. He described the broad-based and consistent effort to urge meaningful dialogue and action on these issues....

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