RxResponse Alert, but Activation Not Currently Necessary
NACDS participates in RxResponse, a collaborative effort designed to help support the continued delivery of medicines during a severe public health emergency. Please see http://www.RxResponse.org to view a public statement on behalf of RxResponse, and for more information. In summary, with the pharmaceutical supply chain operating without disruption and most pharmacies able to serve their patients, RxResponse will not be formally activated at this time, but will continue to remain on alert to assess the situation and respond as needed. This is good news, in terms of the current state of prescription medication availability, as well as the fact that RxResponse is demonstrating its ability to facilitate communications and quickly assess situations.
Commending Humanitarian Efforts
NACDS would like to pay tribute to the firefighters and rescue workers, and to all those aiding the individuals who have been evacuated. From those who risk their own wellbeing to fight the fires, to neighbors helping neighbors, this time of need is bringing out the best in so many true heroes.
NACDS also would like to recognize and commend the response of its member companies. Their response includes continuing pharmacy operations, but also the contributions of financial resources, products and services to the people in the evacuated areas. Their humanitarian efforts are consistent with their day-to-day commitment to patient and customer care, as well as with their swift and vital responses to prior tragedies, including Hurricane Katrina.
|SOURCE National Association of Chain Drug Stores|
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