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
- Medication Adherence Day Marked by Expert Panel – AL Political Reporter
- Panel: Medication adherence may help control Medicaid costs– Montgomery Advertiser
- Ala. officials aim to improve medication adherence– Associated Press