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Issue 04-23-2018

Panzer vows to keep NACDS focused on patients’ needs

Panzer vows to keep NACDS focused on patients’ needs

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer, chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has been involved with the chain drug business for over 40 years. During that time, he has seen the industry transformed, above all by consolidation, but also in response to broader changes in retailing and consumer behavior as well as changing

CVS helps patients fight high Rx costs

CVS helps patients fight high Rx costs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has revealed a new, comprehensive program designed to combat rising prescription drug prices and help patients save money on their medications. The new initiatives are being launched against a background of ongoing increases in manufacturers’ list prices for drugs and a growing percentage of Americans who have high-deductible health plans.

CVS unveils kidney care, home dialysis initiative

CVS unveils kidney care, home dialysis initiative

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced a new initiative focused on early identification of kidney disease and home dialysis for individuals with chronic kidney disease. CVS explained that the program will introduce new home hemodialysis technology that should position the company as a “positive disruptor” in the field, with the potential to “help reshape and

ACA requirements relaxed by CMS

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has shifted more control over the Affordable Care Act marketplaces to the states and given consumers more leeway to avoid participation this year. A new final rule issued recently by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relaxes certain regulations regarding ACA health plans in order to drive competition

Anderson spurs NACDS to anticipate what comes next

Anderson spurs NACDS to anticipate what comes next

ARLINGTON, Va. — In the currently chaotic public policy environment, the ability of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to remain both focused and nimble in support of its industry has been a huge asset to the NACDS membership. As NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson pointed out earlier this year, the

Genoa hits milestone as 400th store debuts

Genoa hits milestone as 400th store debuts

RENTON, Wash. — Behavioral health pharmacy operator Genoa Healthcare has opened its 400th location, in its home state. Last month, Tukwila, Wash.-based Genoa held the grand opening of its newest pharmacy at Comprehensive Life Resources, a nonprofit behavioral health center in Renton. About 175 people attended the ribbon-cutting event, including John Figueroa, Genoa’s chief executive