NACDS joins initiative to improve medication adherence

May 2, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has joined forces with other healthcare industry leaders to raise awareness of the need for better medication adherence and to advance public policy with near-term solutions.

 

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has joined forces with other healthcare industry leaders to raise awareness of the need for better medication adherence and to advance public policy with near-term solutions.

As a member of “Prescriptions for a Healthy America: A Partnership for Advancing Medication Adherence,” NACDS hopes to work with other Partnership members on this challenging health issue, according to an NACDS statement.

The Partnership’s mission is to bring together patient, provider, pharmacy, and health plan advocates to work with policymakers in Washington, DC, for improvement in medication adherence. The Partnership released poll results that demonstrated that two thirds of patients who are prescribed medications do not adhere to their prescription regimens.

“At NACDS, we are seeing ever-greater awareness among policymakers about the benefits of boosting medication adherence, and the launch of the Partnership is ideally timed to help build that momentum for the good of patient health,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “We appreciate the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Partnership members on an issue that rightfully could be considered one of the most pressing health challenges and opportunities of the day.”

Other Partnership members include American Academy of Family Physicians, American Heart Association, CVS Caremark, Easter Seals, Merck, National Consumers League, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.