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Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation reassesses its health care system under a new presidential administration, the integral role of pharmacy cannot be overlooked, National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders said at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here. “This meeting and the topics addressed in the coming days could not be timelier with

Provider status legislation on docket

WASHINGTON — Pharmacist provider status legislation was reintroduced in the House of Representatives last month with the original bipartisan cosponsorship of nearly one-quarter of the members. The Senate bill had been reintroduced eight days earlier. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores thanked lead House sponsors Brett Guthrie (R., Ky.), G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.), Tom

NACDS warns Congress on danger of drug imports

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) sent a letter to all 100 U.S. senators last month ahead of a vote on an amendment that would allow Americans to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. In its letter, NACDS said that importation undermines the prescription drug safety net. “NACDS shares the goal

NACDS marshals support for provider status bill

NACDS marshals support for provider status bill

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is mobilizing its membership to voice their support of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, known as the pharmacist provider status bill. NACDS said its RxImpact grassroots program has kicked off a letter-writing campaign urging pharmacy advocates — including NACDS member companies, state

NACDS expands Test2Learn pharmacogenomics tour

NACDS expands Test2Learn pharmacogenomics tour

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores plans more stops for the national tour of the the Test2Learn Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program. NACDS said late Wednesday that the program, done in partnership with University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, will come to Duke University in Durham, N.C., on April 10-11; Chapman University’s

2017 could be pivotal year for pharmacy care

2017 could be pivotal year for pharmacy care

I will spare you the introductory paragraph that attempts eloquence. Let’s get right to the point. In NACDS’ view, 2017 could be one of the most pivotal years in health care policy and in pharmacy patient care. NACDS not only is ready to advocate for pharmacy in this unprecedented environment; that vital work already is

NACDS informs governors about value of Rx

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the governors of all 50 states urging pharmacy patient care as a top priority in any changes to health care policy in 2017 and beyond. The most recent letter continues NACDS’ pro-patient, pro-pharmacy drumbeat to federal and state government decision

NACDS warns Senate of drug importation risks

NACDS warns Senate of drug importation risks

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores highlighted consumer safety risks from prescription drug importation as the Senate mulls budgetary measures this week. NACDS said Monday that it has written a letter to all 100 U.S. senators that describes the ways importation threatens the prescription drug safety net and cites other risks,

NACDS’ Steve Anderson honored for industry leadership

NACDS’ Steve Anderson honored for industry leadership

ARLINGTON, Va. — In the decade since Steve Anderson became president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the organization has solidified its position as the preeminent voice for retail pharmacy and established itself as the indispensable network for interaction among those within the sector, and communication between the industry

NACDS fills two government affairs posts

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has appointed William Tighe as vice president of federal government affairs and Amber Manko as director of federal government affairs. Tighe reports to Tom O’Donnell, NACDS’ senior vice president of government affairs and public policy. He began his new position with NACDS on December 12.

Gallup poll: Pharmacists among top trusted professions

Gallup poll: Pharmacists among top trusted professions

WASHINGTON — Americans continue to hold pharmacists in high regard, according to Gallup’s Honesty and Integrity survey. Of more than 1,000 U.S. adults that Gallup polled by phone, 67% rated pharmacists “very high/high” in honesty and ethics — second only to nurses, which again came out on top with 84% of respondents describing the nursing

NACDS hails rule relaxing access to pharmacy rewards

NACDS hails rule relaxing access to pharmacy rewards

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is giving pharmacies more flexibility to extend their reward and loyalty programs to beneficiaries in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS said Wednesday that the final rule, issued by the HHS Office of

Chain drug industry looks ahead at uncertain future

Chain drug industry looks ahead at uncertain future

For chain drug industry people, 2016 will be remembered as a year best forgotten — as much for the uncertainty of the future as for the problems of the past. As November ended and December began, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores brought industry leaders together in New York City for NACDS Week in

Value of NACDS evident as new era dawns

Value of NACDS evident as new era dawns

At the start of the month the National Association of Chain Drug Stores concluded a series of successful events in the nation’s economic and cultural capital. The much anticipated annual gathering, known as NACDS Week in New York, brings together leaders from the diverse constituents that comprise the chain pharmacy industry to take stock as

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