March 18th will forevermore be recognized as Medication Adherence Day in Alabama.  State Senator Billy Beasley and House Health Committee Chairman, Rep. Jim McClendon, each carried a resolution in their respective chambers declaring March 18th Medication Adherence Day in the State of Alabama.

The adherence panel discussion took place in the Alabama State House on a Tuesday morning before the legislators were scheduled to go back into session. This was the first event of its kind in Alabama, and was designed to serve as a catalyst to prompt and support future dialogue amongst Alabama policymakers around addressing the numerous problems associated with medication non-adherence.


  • Dr. Don Williamson, State Health Officer and Acting Medicaid Chairman
  • State Senator Billy Beasley (D), a trained pharmacist
  • Dr. William Ashmore, CEO, State Employee Insurance Board
  • Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage, Prescriptions for a Healthy America
  • Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League
  • State Representative Jim McClendon, House Health Committee Chairman

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