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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

NACDS elects new officers, board members

NACDS elects new officers, board members

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced new officers, a new executive committee member and two new board members for the 2017-18 term. NACDS said Monday that Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, was elected chairman of the NACDS board of directors at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As part of its “constant reinvention,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its “Future Value Targeting” initiative at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. During Sunday’s Business Program at the conference, the association’s leadership described the NACDS Future Value Targeting effort as a linchpin of new strategies to drive collaboration that

Under Anderson, NACDS always ready to respond

Under Anderson, NACDS always ready to respond

ARLINGTON, Va. — One of the many strengths of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has been its advocacy role in public policy. In the wake of last November’s election and the resulting turmoil and uncertainty in Washington, that expertise takes on greater importance than ever. At the same time, with U.S. health care

Lawsuit aims to derail Washington state pharmacy regs

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has joined the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) in suing Washington state over a rule they say would reimburse pharmacies for less than the cost of dispensing Medicaid prescriptions. The plaintiffs last month filed an emergency motion in Superior

Public policy challenges take center stage

Public policy challenges take center stage

CVS Health earlier this month named Tom Moriarty to the new position of chief policy and external affairs officer. As explained by president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo, the rationale behind the creation of the role is to “deliver an integrated approach to policy development and external engagement so the company can contribute to

NACDS backs Preventive Health Savings Act

NACDS backs Preventive Health Savings Act

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has voiced support of impending legislation that would highlight the value of disease prevention and wellness in lowering health care costs. NACDS said it has joined the Healthcare Leadership Council and other stakeholders in a letter to Congress backing the expected reintroduction of the Preventive

Industry mourns Jerome Weinberger, Dave Berman

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently announced the passing of two industry veterans, Jerome Weinberger and Dave Berman. Weinberger, the former chief executive officer of Gray Drug Stores, died last month. Along with his career at Gray, Weinberger served as the chairman of NACDS from May 1976 through April 1977 and was involved

NACDS, NCPA file suit against Washington state

NACDS, NCPA file suit against Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association and Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) are suing Washington state over a rule they said  would pay pharmacies below the actual cost to dispense Medicaid prescriptions. The associations said Thursday that they filed an emergency motion for stay in the Superior

Karl Rove to be NACDS-PAC speaker; RxImpact Day canceled

Karl Rove to be NACDS-PAC speaker; RxImpact Day canceled

ARLINGTON, Va. – Political consultant Karl Rove, who served as deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, is set to speak at the NACDS Political Action Committee Breakfast during the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores also announced the cancellation of this year’s RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill

NACDS kicks off ad campaign for RxImpact Day

NACDS kicks off ad campaign for RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is spotlighting pharmacists’ health care capabilities in an advertising campaign for this week’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill lobbying drive. NACDS said print and digital advertising will highlight the personalized stories of participating member company representatives, student pharmacists, state pharmacy association representatives and other

NACDS joins fight against border tax

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has joined with more than 200 members of the Americans for Affordable Products coalition to lay out a case to Congress against the Border Adjustment Tax. The BAT is included in the House Republican leadership’s “Better Way” plan for tax reform. In a letter to

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.

NACDS looks at role of pharmacy in health care

NACDS looks at role of pharmacy in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Pharmacy is pivotal to the national reckoning about health care, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is highlighting its place by advancing a pro-pharmacy and pro-patient agenda. That was the message of industry leaders at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference, with pharmacy-based answers to national uncertainties emerging as a

Senate confirms Tom Price as HHS secretary

WASHINGTON — Vowing to fix what he called a “broken health care system,” Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) was sworn in earlier this month as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retail pharmacy groups responded by welcoming Price to his new post as HHS secretary. “We congratulate Rep. Tom Price on

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