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NACDS committed to Rx as face of local care

NACDS committed to Rx as face of local care

The 2022 NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) will serve as an accelerator toward the 90th anniversary of NACDS, which we will commemorate together in 2023. NACDS TSE serves as the ideal platform. It brings together retailers and suppliers with responsibility for diverse products and services throughout the entire store and beyond. I look forward to

Pharmacy Outlook: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Pharmacy Outlook: Steve Anderson, NACDS

A January 2021 Bloomberg headline declared: “If They Nail Vaccinations, Drugstores Will Be the Heroes of 2021.” Indeed, NACDS members and their teams — in traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass retail — are doing that and more. By staying open, filling gaps in care, rolling out COVID testing, and vaccinating against COVID, flu and

Some pharmacy trends will be better left in the past

Some pharmacy trends will be better left in the past

Over the past 18 months, pharmacy has gone from one of the nation’s great hopes to one of the nation’s true heroes in the response to COVID-19. At a March 2020 meeting, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials told NACDS members they would be key to meeting Americans’ needs and urged them to

NACDS: Committed to solutions for complex times

NACDS: Committed to solutions for complex times

Editor’s Note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson offers the following update on NACDS’ COVID-19 response: I appreciate the chance to update Chain Drug Review readers on the status of NACDS’ COVID-19 response. This has been an ongoing dialogue since the earliest days of the pandemic, which reflects the focus of retailers, suppliers

NACDS salutes members’ heroism

NACDS salutes members’ heroism

It is difficult to believe that two weeks have passed since our last update to Chain Drug Review readers on NACDS’ engagement in COVID-19 ­response. Much has happened during those two weeks. One very, very important fact remains the same. With their dedication, NACDS member pharmacies and their pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and team members on

NACDS invited to White House event on October 24

NACDS invited to White House event on October 24

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has been invited back to the White House for an event on Wednesday, October 24, that is titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis.” We also anticipate soon President Trump’s signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – which reflects aspects of all four of the policy

NACDS Retail Advisory Board fosters vibrant dialogue

NACDS Retail Advisory Board fosters vibrant dialogue

ARLINGTON, Va. — The NACDS Retail Advisory Board’s Market Immersion series resembles a microcosm of the NACDS Total Store Expo, in that the topics discussed emphasize the interrelationships of virtually every aspect of the business. The NACDS Retail Advisory Board, which includes NACDS associate and chain members, advises the NACDS board of directors primarily on

NACDS helps retail pharmacy plan for unexpected

NACDS helps retail pharmacy plan for unexpected

One of the strengths of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is our approach to strategic planning. Specifically, each year we produce a plan that is focused, goal-oriented, member-centric, forward-thinking, efficient, effective and extremely flexible to adapt to any circumstance … to plan for the unexpected. That is exactly what is needed for NACDS

Anderson: Join Total Store Expo ‘conversation’

Anderson: Join Total Store Expo ‘conversation’

When it comes to addressing front-end topics beyond the pharmacy, I could argue that many other words prove more effective than “conference” in describing the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo (TSE). For example, the word “conversation” comes to mind — conversation of the high-caliber, high-quality, highly collaborative and highly constructive kind.

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

At TSE, NACDS members create industry’s future

At TSE, NACDS members create industry’s future

I was asked to share with Chain Drug Review readers a few thoughts about what is new in terms of pharmacy and front-end topics. As it turns out, the answer to this question is very similar to the answer to another frequently asked question: What will be new at the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo?

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