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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.

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

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

NACDS, NFID to hold immunizations webinar

NACDS, NFID to hold immunizations webinar

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has teamed up with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to hold a free webinar outlining guidance for immunizations. NACDS said the live online seminar, scheduled for March 1 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET (registration required), will give the latest Advisory Committee

NACDS expects record-setting RxImpact Day

NACDS expects record-setting RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores reports that this year’s RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill will be a record-setter for participation. NACDS said Wednesday that its ninth annual lobbying drive is expected to include nearly 400 participants, 54% of whom are new recruits. Industry advocates will represent 47 states, 45 colleges

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation reassesses its health care system under a new presidential administration, the integral role of pharmacy cannot be overlooked, National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders said at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here. “This meeting and the topics addressed in the coming days could not be timelier with

Provider status legislation on docket

WASHINGTON — Pharmacist provider status legislation was reintroduced in the House of Representatives last month with the original bipartisan cosponsorship of nearly one-quarter of the members. The Senate bill had been reintroduced eight days earlier. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores thanked lead House sponsors Brett Guthrie (R., Ky.), G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.), Tom

NACDS expands Test2Learn pharmacogenomics tour

NACDS expands Test2Learn pharmacogenomics tour

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores plans more stops for the national tour of the the Test2Learn Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program. NACDS said late Wednesday that the program, done in partnership with University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, will come to Duke University in Durham, N.C., on April 10-11; Chapman University’s

Provider status bill returns to House

Provider status bill returns to House

WASHINGTON — Just about a week after being reintroduced in the Senate, the pharmacy provider status bill is now once again before the House of Representatives. Reps. Brett Guthrie (R., Ky.), G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.), Ron Kind (D., Wis.) and Tom Reed (R., N.Y.) on Friday introduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

2017 could be pivotal year for pharmacy care

2017 could be pivotal year for pharmacy care

I will spare you the introductory paragraph that attempts eloquence. Let’s get right to the point. In NACDS’ view, 2017 could be one of the most pivotal years in health care policy and in pharmacy patient care. NACDS not only is ready to advocate for pharmacy in this unprecedented environment; that vital work already is

Pharmacist provider status bill back in play

Pharmacist provider status bill back in play

WASHINGTON – Pharmacist provider status legislation is back before Congress, with the bipartisan co-sponsorship of more than a quarter of the Senate. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), Bob Casey (D., Penn.) and Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) on Thursday reintroduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 109) with its 27 original co-sponsors. A

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