ARLINGTON, Va. – The Senate Finance Committee has passed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460), which is backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed companion legislation (H.R. 3528) on May 9. The legislation would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through
WASHINGTON — In the first step in the stakeholder process recommended by lawmakers in a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD) in April, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) have been invited to participate in a DoD-hosted meeting
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced that former White House press secretary and noted political commentator Josh Earnest will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 25 to 27 in Denver. Earnest, respected by Washington insiders in
WASHINGTON — In a statement to the Senate Finance Committee this week on the challenges of health care and ways to improve it in rural America, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) honed in on the specific and key contributions pharmacy provides in rural communities. As Congress grapples with the daunting task of finding
ARLINGTON, Va. — Leading-edge retailers approach the NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) creatively and strategically, in ways that enhance team performance and sharpen differentiation in the marketplace. NACDS has compiled some of the top advice from retailers, which can guide preparations for the 2018 NACDS TSE, to be held August 25 to 27 in Denver.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) welcomed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage today of 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, and with pharmacies’ current drug disposal initiatives. Sen.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Iowa state legislators and Governor Kim Reynolds (R) for the enactment of HF 2377, an opioid omnibus bill which includes a critical mandate to require electronic prescribing for all drugs in the state of Iowa, effective January 1, 2020. “Governor Reynolds and the
PALM BEACH, Fla. — A group of 19 high-profile women in the retail and health care industries formally announced the creation of an organization called WE during a reception at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month. The mission of WE, derived from the first two letters in well, is
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting last month in Palm Beach, Fla., unfolded against a backdrop of rapid-fire change in community pharmacy and the broader retailing and health care sectors. Leaders of many of the nation’s top mass market retailers, including discounters, supermarkets, dollar stores and even online merchants, as well as
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS today sent the following memo to chain members: We are writing to update you on President Trump’s announcement today regarding prescription drug pricing policies, and anticipated future events related to it. In short, we anticipate learning more details in the coming days, and NACDS will analyze the Administration’s proposals and provide
ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting in April, the NACDS leadership emphasized the importance of retailer-supplier collaboration across diverse product categories, and positioned the NACDS Total Store Expo as a natural progression of retailer-supplier collaboration throughout the year. With a theme of “Leading Health and
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Tennessee state legislators and Governor Bill Haslam (R) for the enactment of House Bill 1993, which requires that on or after January 1, 2020, prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances in the state of Tennessee must be issued as an electronic prescription from
ARLINGTON, Va. – Legislation backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to help address the opioid abuse epidemic was passed today by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill – the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) – would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under
WASHINGTON – The role of National Association of Chain Drug Stores members in the conversation about improving healthcare and addressing related societal challenges was on display during the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress, held earlier this week here. The World Health Care Congress brought together decision-makers from payer, provider, pharmaceutical, government and solutions organizations