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2021

Maintaining relevance will require change

Maintaining relevance will require change

As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 every day and hope for a restoration of pre-pandemic conditions intensifies, pharmacy operators are thinking about how their stores will fit into the retail landscape as the new normal takes shape. Consumer behavior has changed considerably over the past 12 months, as restrictions on businesses and risk aversion

RxImpact Day gains potency amid crisis

RxImpact Day gains potency amid crisis

The importance of retail pharmacy has been thrown into relief by COVID-19, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is making the most of the present moment by informing members of Congress and other federal officials about policy matters that affect the profession and its ability to care for patients. The pandemic may have

Third vaccine boosts momentum to end pandemic

Third vaccine boosts momentum to end pandemic

NEW YORK — As the country races to build up enough herd immunity to finally defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, the momentum in distributing the volume of vaccines to meet that goal got a significant boost recently with news that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Retailers

Kinney pilots vaccination clinics for New York seniors

Kinney pilots vaccination clinics for New York seniors

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs is teaming with the Association on Aging in New York for a 10-week, 21-county pilot program providing community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors 65 and older. Local state offices for the aging are providing telephone-based assistance for seniors to make appointments for the clinics. To date,  vaccination appointments have been

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) rulemaking that implements a 2016 law allowing for the partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances is a necessary step to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, yet changes are recommended to ensure success, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS submitted comments this

Liebmann sees road ahead for retailing ‘totally open’

Liebmann sees road ahead for retailing ‘totally open’

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a recent webinar sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the

A long, but fruitful pharmacy journey

A long, but fruitful pharmacy  journey

GLENCOE, Ill. — This is a story about Edwin Levin, an 82-year-old native of Chicago’s northern suburbs. Levin, a registered pharmacist, has spent much of his life behind or in front of various prescription counters, dispensing prescriptions, offering advice and generally doing what the most accomplished people in his profession routinely do: advise and counsel

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