Action Alert
Take Action Join Us “Firing on all Cylinders” in the Name of DIR Relief: Letters and Calls Needed with 62 Days to Enact DIR Reform

Without your help today, the Senate Finance Committee could omit DIR relief in its draft drug-pricing package when it meets this week. NACDS RxIMPACT is calling on YOU to engage in a powerful two-step call to action to tell the U.S. Senate — and U.S. House of Representatives — about the DIRE need for DIR reform!

The community has rallied and called for these critical reforms time and time again. Our efforts must continue, especially since the 2019 congressional calendar shows only 62 legislative days left for Senators and even fewer days, 45, for Representatives to enact DIR reforms!

The situation is so DIRE that NACDS is firing on all cylinders to advance the community's DIR reform priorities. In fact, take a moment to review a cable, broadcast and digital ad that is making the case for action. Please 1) distribute the ad to your team members, colleagues, and other allies; and 2) "like" and "share" our FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn posts about the ad. The only way for these ads to have their true impact is for pharmacy advocates to maximize their visibility beyond the paid advertising.

NACDS RxIMPACT is asking members of the pharmacy community to join us in firing on all cylinders to promote DIR fee reform. Help us tell the U.S. Congress it must take immediate steps to support and enact the Phair Pricing Act (S.640/H.R.1034) bill provisions in any drug-pricing packages to reform DIR fees greatly contributing to higher out of pocket Medicare costs for seniors and pharmacy closures that impact patient access. 

Please participate in our two-step call to action TODAY and encourage your colleagues and contacts to join this critically-needed campaign to promote DIR relief:

Step 1: LETTERS
Send letters through the NACDS RxIMPACT letter-writing website. Enter your contact details and in one click send messages to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative. Upon completion, your computer screen will showcase step two’s 31 target states, the toll-free phone number and talking points.

Step 2: CALLS
Advocates from 31 targeted states should call the Senate with our toll-free NACDS RxIMPACT phone line by calling 866-DIR-RE4M
Hear a 2 minute message of talking points, type your zip code, and be patched to your Senate target. NOTE: Placing calls through this phone line helps us track how many telephone calls the community has placed to each Senator!

Pharmacy is resilient and will stop at nothing to promote these critical reforms because our pharmacies and patients are depending on it. This is our moment to prove that. Please send your letters AND place your calls today!

If you have any questions about this alert or would like any assistance, please contact NACDS Senior Director of Government Affairs and Political Engagement Heidi Ecker via phone at 703-837-4121 or via email at hecker@nacds.org.

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