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NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va.  — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has endorsed 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. Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) introduced the legislation, with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of Sen. Chuck

NACDS commends CMS on new Medicare Part D policies

NACDS commends CMS on new Medicare Part D policies

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  expressed appreciation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for provisions in the final 2019 Medicare Part D rule and in the 2019 Rate Announcement and Final Call Letter, which the agency released earlier this week. The agency signaled the potential for future

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded President Donald Trump’s new program to combat the drug abuse epidemic, dubbed “Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.” Announced by yesterday, the Stop Opioids Abuse plan targets what the White House said are key drivers of the opioid abuse crisis, including

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in this month’s White House Opioid Summit as it continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at the March 1 event,

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in yesterday’s White House Opioid Summit and continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at Thursday’s event, which featured panels on education, prevention,

NACDS Regional Conference looks back — and ahead

NACDS Regional Conference looks back — and ahead

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As it marks 85 years of representing traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies and supplier partners, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is looking forward — as it demonstrated during its 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference here earlier this month. One of the keynote speakers during the

Industry strengthened by NACDS events

Industry strengthened by NACDS events

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is gearing up for three big events in the coming months, each of which will offer stakeholders in community pharmacy an opportunity to advance the interests of their organization and the industry as a whole. Taken together, NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, the NACDS Annual Meeting and

Pharmacy to make its mark at NACDS RxImpact Day

Pharmacy to make its mark at NACDS RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will set an all-time high for reach and participation when pharmacy advocates head to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill. NACDS said that at its 10th annual RxImpact Day lobbying drive, to be held March 7 and 8, more

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

NACDS weighs in on burdens associated with DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. — The “untenable” procedures around direct and indirect remuneration fees (DIR fees) can be righted with measures reducing costs for beneficiaries and the government, while promoting a more quality-driven health care system, says the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS expressed that message in comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has slated two top speakers for its Sunday Business Program at the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be held April 21 to April 24 in Palm Beach, Fla. — Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Peggy Noonan and author and management educator Jim Collins. Noonan’s writing for

Jeb Bush to speak at NACDS-PAC Breakfast

Jeb Bush to speak at NACDS-PAC Breakfast

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been tabbed to speak at the NACDS Political Action Committee Breakfast, held at the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting. The NACDS-PAC Breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, April 23. The NACDS Annual Meeting runs April 21 to 24 in Palm Beach, Fla. Bush was elected as Florida’s

Gourlay: ‘Pharmacy is beautifully positioned’

Gourlay: ‘Pharmacy is beautifully positioned’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Pharmacy retailers and suppliers have a world of possibilities in front of them amid an evolving retail health care landscape, industry executives said at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. The conference gathered regional drug and supermarket chains (four to 250 locations) with supplier partners that help meet their customers’ health and wellness

NACDS updates point-of-care testing course

NACDS updates point-of-care testing course

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched an updated Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Certificate Program. NACDS said Tuesday that it revised the point-of-care certificate program to offer a richer, more engaging experience for learners and trainers. Incorporating suggestions from past participants and instructors, the program can now be implemented via a streamlined, practice-based format.

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