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NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

Amid the political turmoil in Washington and the unpredictability in the health care arena over the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future, retail pharmacy operators and their customers are fortunate to have a powerful voice in D.C.: the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS has been closely monitoring the turbulent health care debate, defending the position

NACDS CEO discusses opioid crisis with HHS secretary

NACDS CEO discusses opioid crisis with HHS secretary

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, took part in a meeting on the opioid epidemic with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. NACDS said that at yesterday’s meeting Price sought to learn more about pharmacy’s role in addressing abuse and misuse of

NACDS endorses bill for controlled substance e-scripts

NACDS endorses bill for controlled substance e-scripts

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has backed federal legislation to require electronic prescribing for controlled-substance medications in Medicare Part D. NACDS said Wednesday that the bill — the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528), introduced by Reps. Katherine Clark (D., Mass.) and Markwayne Mullin (R., Okla.) — is in

Plan for border adjustment tax abandoned by GOP

WASHINGTON — Retailers applauded congressional Republicans’ move to give up their pursuit of the border adjustment tax (BAT). Prior to GOP leaders’ announcement of the decision on July 27, retailers that receive many of the goods they sell from overseas had expressed concerns about the BAT, claiming that it would pass hefty costs on to

Retail industry hails GOP’s decision to shelve BAT

Retail industry hails GOP’s decision to shelve BAT

WASHINGTON — Retailers applauded Republicans’ move to give up their pursuit of the border adjustment tax (BAT). Prior to GOP leaders’ announcement of the decision on Thursday, retailers that receive many of the goods they sell from overseas had expressed concerns about the BAT, claiming it would pass hefty costs on to ­consumers. The week

Senators urge DoD to act on TRICARE Rx pilot

Senators urge DoD to act on TRICARE Rx pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — Twenty-one senators have called on U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to implement the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy. In a letter to Mattis, the lawmakers outlined the benefits of the pilot, describing it as a “sensible approach to reducing prescription drug costs in the TRICARE program.” The

NACDS offers input to U.S. drug abuse commission

NACDS offers input to U.S. drug abuse commission

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores described retail pharmacy as a strong partner in the fight against drug abuse in a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson noted in

Total Store Expo will feature Powell speech

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Secretary of State and Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Powell will speak at the event’s business session on Sunday, August 20. TSE runs from August 19 through August 22 in San

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — NBC News and MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin is slated to speak at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Halperin, who appears regularly on MSNBC’s political program “Morning Joe,” is scheduled to speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Colin Powell to keynote at NACDS Total Store Expo

Colin Powell to keynote at NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), former U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that speak at the conference’s Business Session on Sunday, Aug. 20. The

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes gala

WASHINGTON — The prevention efforts undertaken by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation were highlighted by chairman Steve Anderson at the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala last month. The NACDS Foundation served as title sponsor of the event — which celebrated its 35th ­anniversary. The foundation’s prevention focus aligns with the March of

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

ARLINGTON, Va. — Veteran Costco Wholesale Corp. pharmacy executive Charles Burnett has died, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported. NACDS said Friday that Burnett passed away in the early morning on June 1. Funeral arrangements are pending. Burnett was a pioneer in the retail pharmacy arena and held a unique honor with NACDS

Resources at the ready for 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo

Resources at the ready for 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo

WASHINGTON — With summer just around the corner, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is helping members be well-prepared for the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. NACDS on Wednesday spotlighted its menu of resources and tools to help Total Store Expo attendees identify and contact business partners, schedule and plan out meetings, boost visibility

Execs connect at NACDS Annual Meeting

Execs connect at NACDS Annual Meeting

The 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., gathered industry leaders for four days of interaction. Retailers and suppliers addressed issues affecting chain pharmacy in various settings — business programs, Meet the Retailer sessions and one-on-one meetings — and connected at a host of social events. “The theme for today, and moving forward, is the

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