Local store tours provide first-hand look at value of community pharmacy


Community pharmacy leaders routinely host pharmacy tours in their stores throughout the year to help demonstrate firsthand to members of Congress and policy-makers the important interaction pharmacists provide patients every day, and the importance of supporting measures that help promote pharmacy to help expand patient access, improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

Last month, Kim Coalter, constituent services representative for Rep. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., toured a Fred’s Super Dollar pharmacy in Jackson, Miss., as part of an National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxIMPACT pharmacy tour.

In 2014, NACDS chain member companies conducted more than 100 Congressional pharmacy tours in districts across the country.

For information on how to set up a tour of a local community pharmacy in your district, contact Heidi Ecker, director, government affairs and grassroots programs, at [email protected].
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