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NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: How Congress can make consumer safety a top priority in 2021

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: How Congress can make consumer safety a top priority in 2021

Morning Consult today published the following op-ed piece on the anticipated re-introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act from NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson:  For many Americans, pharmacies have been a trusted source of advice and essential products amid the uncertainty of the ongoing public health crisis, and members of the National Association

Anderson shares personal thoughts on the events of this week

Anderson shares personal thoughts on the events of this week

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following statement to NACDS members on the events in Washington D.C. this past week: Members of the NACDS staff team requested my personal thoughts about the events in our nation’s capital on Wednesday, January 6. The following is the text of an email

Still Rising: NACDS members continue to answer the nation’s call

Still Rising: NACDS members continue to answer the nation’s call

NACDS launched its “Rise” ad on April 2. We pledged that NACDS members would be there for America during the pandemic – lights on, doors open – just as in prior emergencies. That ad rings as true today as it did when we launched it. For that, the amazing heroes of this industry – and many other

Meijer pharmacist takes flu-vaccination messages to national stage

Meijer pharmacist takes flu-vaccination messages to national stage

Editor’s Note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson offers the following statement reguarding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation event on Thursday that centered on flu vaccinations and COVID-19. I want to thank and recognize Heather Schultz, a pharmacist at a Meijer Pharmacy in Saginaw, Michigan, for representing the profession, the industry, her

American Pharmacists Month: More than a commemoration

American Pharmacists Month: More than a commemoration

We rightly thank and celebrate pharmacists every October during American Pharmacists Month. They are among the most trusted healthcare professionals and among the most trusted professionals of any type. They are the most accessible healthcare go-tos, particularly among those in the greatest need. This year, the appreciation and honor for these heroes must intensify to match the essential service

NACDS issues statement on racism in our nation

NACDS issues statement on racism in our nation

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson has released the following statement to NACDS members on the tragic death of George Floyd and on racism in America: On May 25, George Floyd’s breath was taken from him tragically and senselessly. Many Americans feel that their breath was taken along with his. For

Industry responds to COVID-19: NACDS

Industry responds to COVID-19: NACDS

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.  I appreciate the chance to report to the Chain Drug Review community on NACDS’ COVID-19 response. NACDS and CDR have much in common, including many of the retailer and supplier companies and team members whom we

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Morning Consult’s website February 26th.) A simple truth is emerging about the complex topic known as pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees: They are as damaging to patients and to pharmacies as advertised. Adam J. Fein,

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Medium’s website January 31st.) NACDS and member companies fielded media inquiries this week about the demand and supply of surgical masks amid coronavirus fears. This shows yet again that consumers think of pharmacies when they think of

TSE unites the industry for a powerful experience

TSE unites the industry for a powerful experience

In a recent column, Chain Drug Review editor David Pinto described the 2019 NACDS Annual Meeting this way: “In an ever-changing retail universe, a world where today’s bright hope is tomorrow’s used-to-be, the [NACDS] Annual Meeting, held each spring, remains the standard by which retail meetings are, or should be, judged. “To borrow a well-known

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will keep DIR fee reform front-and-center

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will keep DIR fee reform front-and-center

ARLINGTON, Va. — In just over two weeks, pharmacy advocates from all 50 states will travel to Washington, D.C. for NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. With direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlining the agenda, this event will make a powerful statement to the Trump Administration and to Congress about the crucial need

NACDS promoting National Immunization Awareness Month

NACDS promoting National Immunization Awareness Month

During the commemoration of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, NACDS will be promoting a host of story lines of importance to public health and to pharmacy’s role as the face of neighborhood healthcare. The past decade has seen tremendous advancement for pharmacy’s role in protecting Americans with vaccinations. To provide the background, it was