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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

NACDS to co-host public health workshop

NACDS to co-host public health workshop

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and American Public Health Association (APHA) are hosting a preconference workshop on pharmacy partnerships with public health agencies to foster better patient health outcomes. Titled “Building Health Department and Pharmacy Partnerships to Improve Community Health,” the free workshop

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have stepped forward with donations and other aid for relief efforts on Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the infrastructural damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Discount Drug Mart are among the chains contributing funds and other assistance to the U.S. territory, where

NACDS, NCPA urge congressional action on TRICARE pilot

NACDS, NCPA urge congressional action on TRICARE pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have called on lawmakers to extend the TRICARE Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program. NACDS and NCPA have sent a letter to House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to support a one-year extension

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

Retailers, suppliers connect at Total Store Expo

Retailers, suppliers connect at Total Store Expo

SAN DIEGO — The 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo brought together thousands of retailers and suppliers to learn about emerging technologies, check out the latest products and discuss current trends in health and wellness, beauty, and ­pharmacy. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores conference offered a cross-industry approach that focused on the entire store.

Whitman’s contributions recognized by NACDS

SAN DIEGO — At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, association president and chief executive Steve Anderson took a few moments in the Business Program to single out the achievements of Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services, for more than 40 years of service to the ­association.

Product Showcase winners announced

SAN DIEGO — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the winners of its Product Showcase at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo here. Products on display ranged from baby care to home health care. Based on evaluations by the retail attendees, the winners of this year’s Total Store Expo Product Showcase were the

Retailers seek insights in changing landscape

Retailers seek insights in changing landscape

The dynamism of the retail industry’s most active, innovative and forward-thinking members is raising the stakes for everyone in the field. Major developments with potentially far-reaching implications for the way consumers shop are occurring at an unprecedented rate. In just the past few weeks, Walmart and Amazon.com Inc. have ratcheted up the pressure on their

Big month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours

Big month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours

As August draws to a close, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can chalk up a wildly successful month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours with members of Congress and their staff. Last week NACDS hosted what it called a record-breaking 20 pharmacy tours, a 34% surge in tours hosted in just one week. Overall

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

NACDS names Total Store Expo Product Showcase winners

NACDS names Total Store Expo Product Showcase winners

SAN DIEGO – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced this year’s winners of the Product Showcase at the NACDS Total Store Expo. Participants in the Product Showcase had their products prominently displayed in glass cases just inside the entrance to the Total Store Expo exhibit hall, as well as featured in a special section

Gourlay: NACDS aims to ‘tell the story of chains’

Gourlay: NACDS aims to ‘tell the story of chains’

SAN DIEGO — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is working on a program to identify pharmacy chain members’ work to develop shared value that benefits society, NACDS chairman Alex Gourlay said at the 2017 Total Store Expo. “We are going to tell the story of chains more clearly, and we are going to

QuintilesIMS’ Jim Hunter honored with Pratt Award

QuintilesIMS’ Jim Hunter honored with Pratt Award

SAN DIEGO — QuintilesIMS executive Jim Hunter was presented the Harold W. Pratt Award at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. Hunter, vice president of supplier services at QuintilesIMS, received the award Sunday morning during the conference’s business program. Named after longtime Walgreens executive Harold Pratt, the award is one of the top honors bestowed

Anderson: Join Total Store Expo ‘conversation’

Anderson: Join Total Store Expo ‘conversation’

When it comes to addressing front-end topics beyond the pharmacy, I could argue that many other words prove more effective than “conference” in describing the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo (TSE). For example, the word “conversation” comes to mind — conversation of the high-caliber, high-quality, highly collaborative and highly constructive kind.

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