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Pharmacists’ role in public health lauded

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed the increasingly important role pharmacists are playing in public health in a recent op-ed published in Morning Consult. In the opinion piece,

Anderson spotlights pharmacy’s public health role

Anderson spotlights pharmacy’s public health role

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson co-authored an article appearing in Morning Consult that highlights the role of pharmacy in public health. Written with Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the column explains how community pharmacy is helping to address the threat of anti-microbial resistance as it has

NACDS: Pharmacy can be major player in opioid crisis

BALTIMORE — Pharmacy can be key to thwarting opioid abuse, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson told a government summit on the opioid crisis. “Advancing the health and safety of patients, families, communities and the nation remains the priority of pharmacies, and confronting the opioid abuse epidemic is

Gretchen Carlson tabbed as NACDS Foundation Dinner speaker

Gretchen Carlson tabbed as NACDS Foundation Dinner speaker

ARLINGTON, Va. — News anchor and best-selling author Gretchen Carlson will speak at this month’s NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York City. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that Carlson is known for her insights on the political climate, news of the day and the stories making headlines worldwide. Most recently, she

NACDS sees pharmacy as opioid crisis solution

NACDS sees pharmacy as opioid crisis solution

BALTIMORE — Pharmacy can be key to thwarting opioid abuse, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson told a government summit on the crisis. “Advancing the health and safety of patients, families, communities and the nation remains the priority of pharmacies, and confronting the opioid abuse epidemic is essential

NACDS offers ideas on combatting opioid crisis

WASHINGTON — It’s clear that America’s growing opioid epidemic is getting worse. Last month President Trump stopped short of declaring the crisis a national emergency and directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency instead. Though this less urgent designation puts Congress in charge of dispensing

Lawmakers call for TRICARE pilot extension

Lawmakers call for TRICARE pilot extension

ARLINGTON, Va. — Forty-nine members of Congress are urging House and Senate leaders to support a one-year extension of the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for retail pharmacy. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said late Wednesday that the bipartisan group of lawmakers — led by Reps. Buddy Carter (R., Ga.), Dave Loebsack

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

WASHINGTON — The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis has issued its final report, which includes 56 recommendations to the Trump administration to help fight opioid abuse. President Donald Trump formed the presidential commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R.), in a March 29 executive order as a way

NACDS to honor Houston physician for Harvey recovery efforts

NACDS to honor Houston physician for Harvey recovery efforts

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation plans to honor Umair Shah, M.D., M.P.H., who was instrumental in the Houston hurricane response and recovery efforts, at next month’s NACDS Foundation Dinner. The NACDS Foundation said Shah, executive director and local health authority for Harris County Public Health (HCPH), will be presented

Washington faces Rx reimbursement challenge

Washington faces Rx reimbursement challenge

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association and Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) are challenging changes to Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement in Washington state. NACDS said Thursday that it teamed with NCPA and WSPA in filing a legal brief last week for a case involving the changes, which the

NACDS tackles opioid crisis in letter to Trump

NACDS tackles opioid crisis in letter to Trump

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has made four policy proposals to help fight opioid abuse in a letter to President Donald Trump. NACDS said Tuesday that the proposals made in the letter to President Trump build on current collaborative efforts to address the opioid abuse epidemic while preserving quality patient

Extension of Tricare pilot sought

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

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

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