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Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

2017 NACDS Total Store Expo kicks off

2017 NACDS Total Store Expo kicks off

The 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo got under way on Saturday with a flurry of Meet the Market and Meet the Industry events. A pre-exhibition event, Meet the Market allows exhibitors to introduce their latest products, technology and services to the retail audience at the Total Store Expo in a series of 10-minute appointments arranged

NACDS makes case for pharmacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is running newspaper advertisements in selected congressional districts this month. The ads thanks members of Congress for sponsoring a bill that would let pharmacists provide basic health care services to Medicare patients in underserved areas, and urging passage and enactment of the legislation. The Pharmacy

Pharmacies make an impact with flu shots

Pharmacies make an impact with flu shots

Pharmacy-administered flu shots are helping to lift influenza immunization rates, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The association said an article published in Clinical Therapeutics highlights an Avalere-NACDS study finding that as pharmacists were granted authority by states to administer flu vaccines, influenza vaccinations rates edged up. Specially, the study revealed that

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

Amid the political turmoil in Washington and the unpredictability in the health care arena over the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future, retail pharmacy operators and their customers are fortunate to have a powerful voice in D.C.: the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS has been closely monitoring the turbulent health care debate, defending the position

NACDS stays course amid disarray in Washington

NACDS stays course amid disarray in Washington

The confusion and anxiety unleashed by Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to be put to rest anytime soon, despite the collapse of the Senate leadership’s repeated attempts to secure enough support to enact a bill undercutting President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. After the Republican-controlled chamber failed to pass

Retail industry hails GOP’s decision to shelve BAT

Retail industry hails GOP’s decision to shelve BAT

WASHINGTON — Retailers applauded Republicans’ move to give up their pursuit of the border adjustment tax (BAT). Prior to GOP leaders’ announcement of the decision on Thursday, retailers that receive many of the goods they sell from overseas had expressed concerns about the BAT, claiming it would pass hefty costs on to ­consumers. The week

Senators urge DoD to act on TRICARE Rx pilot

Senators urge DoD to act on TRICARE Rx pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — Twenty-one senators have called on U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to implement the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy. In a letter to Mattis, the lawmakers outlined the benefits of the pilot, describing it as a “sensible approach to reducing prescription drug costs in the TRICARE program.” The

NACDS offers input to U.S. drug abuse commission

NACDS offers input to U.S. drug abuse commission

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores described retail pharmacy as a strong partner in the fight against drug abuse in a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson noted in

NACDS underscores pharmacy’s health care role

NACDS underscores pharmacy’s health care role

WASHINGTON — National Association of Chain Drug Stores board members from around the country met with House and Senate leaders this week to promote pharmacy’s role in affordable, accessible and quality health care for all Americans. Board members flew in to the district to discuss pharmacy priorities directly with lawmakers, including provider status legislation, health

NACDS advances Access Agenda platform

NACDS advances Access Agenda platform

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association for Chain Drug Stores moved its Access Agenda platform forward with comments to Congress as committees consider the fiscal 2018 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NACDS said Thursday that it submitted statements highlighting pro-patient health care solutions as the Senate Finance Committee and the

NACDS serves up tools for Total Store Expo

NACDS serves up tools for Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — A suite of tools is available for attendees prepping for the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo in San Diego, says Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. This year’s event will be held August 19 through August 22 at the San

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes gala

WASHINGTON — The prevention efforts undertaken by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation were highlighted by chairman Steve Anderson at the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala last month. The NACDS Foundation served as title sponsor of the event — which celebrated its 35th ­anniversary. The foundation’s prevention focus aligns with the March of

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

ARLINGTON, Va. — Veteran Costco Wholesale Corp. pharmacy executive Charles Burnett has died, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported. NACDS said Friday that Burnett passed away in the early morning on June 1. Funeral arrangements are pending. Burnett was a pioneer in the retail pharmacy arena and held a unique honor with NACDS

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