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Panzer vows to keep NACDS focused on patients’ needs

Panzer vows to keep NACDS focused on patients’ needs

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer, chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has been involved with the chain drug business for over 40 years. During that time, he has seen the industry transformed, above all by consolidation, but also in response to broader changes in retailing and consumer behavior as well as changing

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers, and executive committee and board  members for the coming year. The appointments were announced at the NACDS Annual Meeting. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., was named chairman of NACDS. He succeeds Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Change – confronting it and creating it – has emerged as a powerful theme of the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. That fact was on display throughout Business Program remarks yesterday by NACDS chairman of the board Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and

NACDS report quantifies 2017 chain-member giving

NACDS report quantifies 2017 chain-member giving

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, with the assistance of Deloitte & Touche LLP, has developed a report on the community engagement activities of NACDS chain member companies. The report is intended to empower further discussions about opportunities for chains and suppliers to collaborate to help address society’s needs. The 2017

Anderson spurs NACDS to anticipate what comes next

Anderson spurs NACDS to anticipate what comes next

ARLINGTON, Va. — In the currently chaotic public policy environment, the ability of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to remain both focused and nimble in support of its industry has been a huge asset to the NACDS membership. As NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson pointed out earlier this year, the

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

ARLINGTON, Va. — During the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala in Washington Tuesday, April 17, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation returned as a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The Gourmet Gala makes possible research, education, advocacy and programs that “help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.” The Gourmet Gala

NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va.  — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has endorsed S. 2645, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, which is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’ policy recommendations to help address the opioid abuse epidemic. Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) introduced the legislation, with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of Sen. Chuck

NACDS commends CMS on new Medicare Part D policies

NACDS commends CMS on new Medicare Part D policies

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  expressed appreciation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for provisions in the final 2019 Medicare Part D rule and in the 2019 Rate Announcement and Final Call Letter, which the agency released earlier this week. The agency signaled the potential for future

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded President Donald Trump’s new program to combat the drug abuse epidemic, dubbed “Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.” Announced by yesterday, the Stop Opioids Abuse plan targets what the White House said are key drivers of the opioid abuse crisis, including

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in this month’s White House Opioid Summit as it continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at the March 1 event,

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in yesterday’s White House Opioid Summit and continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at Thursday’s event, which featured panels on education, prevention,

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

NACDS weighs in on burdens associated with DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. — The “untenable” procedures around direct and indirect remuneration fees (DIR fees) can be righted with measures reducing costs for beneficiaries and the government, while promoting a more quality-driven health care system, says the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS expressed that message in comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has slated two top speakers for its Sunday Business Program at the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be held April 21 to April 24 in Palm Beach, Fla. — Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Peggy Noonan and author and management educator Jim Collins. Noonan’s writing for

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