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NACDS, stakeholders to meet with DoD on TRICARE

NACDS, stakeholders to meet with DoD on TRICARE

WASHINGTON — In the first step in the stakeholder process recommended by lawmakers in a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD) in April, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) have been invited to participate in a DoD-hosted meeting

Lawmakers call for TRICARE pilot extension

Lawmakers call for TRICARE pilot extension

ARLINGTON, Va. — Forty-nine members of Congress are urging House and Senate leaders to support a one-year extension of the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for retail pharmacy. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said late Wednesday that the bipartisan group of lawmakers — led by Reps. Buddy Carter (R., Ga.), Dave Loebsack

NACDS, NCPA urge congressional action on TRICARE pilot

NACDS, NCPA urge congressional action on TRICARE pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have called on lawmakers to extend the TRICARE Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program. NACDS and NCPA have sent a letter to House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to support a one-year extension

NACDS hails TRICARE pilot in defense bill

NACDS hails TRICARE pilot in defense bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded Congressional leaders for advancing a prescription drug cost parity pilot for TRICARE in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House of Representatives passed the final NDAA on Friday, and Senate action on the bill is expected soon, NACDS said. “This is a

NACDS, NCPA back cost parity pilot for TRICARE

NACDS, NCPA back cost parity pilot for TRICARE

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association have called on Congress to support a pilot program for TRICARE that they say would rein in prescription drug costs for the Department of Defense (DoD). NACDS and NCPA said Wednesday that they have sent a letter to House Armed Services

NACDS emphasizes pharmacy’s role in Tricare

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has brought new attention to “the substantial health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits” that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans and for the Department of Defense. A recent letter that the association wrote to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commmission on those