Health Advisory Council Newsletter | 2019 Q1


Health Advisory Council Newsletter Q1 2019

Welcome to the Q1 issue of the Health Advisory Council Newsletter. This quarter, NCL and Council Members have been active on many fronts. Please see our policy updates, a new Q&A with the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Member updates, and more.

1health_icon.png NCL health policy at work 

Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge

In January, NCL launched the eighth annual Medication Adherence Team Challenge. From January 21 through March 22, inter-professional teams—including student pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and others—implemented outreach activities in their communities to raise awareness and improve understanding about medication adherence, using Script Your Future materials and messaging. Since the Challenge began in 2011, more than 15,000 future healthcare professionals have directly counseled nearly 65,000 patients and reached more than 24.5 million consumers about the importance of medication adherence. Stay tuned for NCL’s announcement of this year’s winners in May.

More NCL health policy updates.

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Get to know the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research with a new Q&A.  

1members.png Updates on Member programs

Get the latest updates on programs, policy, and initiatives from our Members, including AARP, BeMedWise, Eli Lilly, FDA’s Office of Women’s Health, NCPA, and many more.

1listen.png We want to hear from you!

If you have time-sensitive information and updates you’d like to share with the Health Advisory Council in between NCL’s quarterly newsletters, please contact Karin Bolte ( or Nissa Shaffi (, and we will be happy to forward your materials to the Council membership. We also encourage you to contact us with your ideas and suggestions for Council activities.

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Health Advisory Council Newsletter | Q1 2019
Published March 26, 2019