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NACDS Foundation

At TSE, Otto calls on industry to help take the lead

At TSE, Otto calls on industry to help take the lead

BOSTON — Pharmacy-based health care can help the U.S. meet an array of socioeconomic challenges, Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer of H-E-B, said at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Otto, who is also chairman of NACDS, said that access to pharmacy patient care can help reverse increases

NACDS Foundation to hold Zika virus webinar

NACDS Foundation to hold Zika virus webinar

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation this week plans to hold a webinar on protection against the Zika virus. In the webinar, titled “Zika Prevention Strategies: Patient & Community Health,” health officials will discuss prevention strategies focusing on mosquito bite prevention and avoidance of exposure. The NACDS Foundation noted that

NACDS Foundation spurs hepatitis C testing

NACDS Foundation spurs hepatitis C testing

ARLINGTON, Va. — A study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation aims to boost testing for hepatitis C and connect patients to care. This week, the NACDS Foundation said its study is under way in 50 stores with pharmacies, and a total of 75 locations are planned in the greater Detroit,

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is launching a radio and digital education initiative in Puerto Rico to address rising concerns over the Zika virus. Plans call for the NACDS Foundation to begin airing radio messages on May 9 to urge women to seek advice from doctors and pharmacists about

2015 NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.9 million

2015 NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.9 million

This year’s NACDS Foundation Dinner, the 17th annual, raised $1.9 million, which will be earmarked for the foundation’s patient-centered care research agenda. More than 87 companies from a range of industries sponsored the event, held Thursday evening in Manhattan. Hy-Vee Inc. was the premier sponsor. The evening’s program emphasized the research portfolio of the NACDS

NACDS Foundation selects Fox News’ Kelly as speaker

ARLINGTON, Va. — Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly will headline the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner on December 3 in New York City. The media personality anchors Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” — the second-ranking program in cable news by ­viewership. Now in its 17th year, the NACDS Foundation Dinner and

NACDS Foundation names research program director

NACDS Foundation names research program director

ARLINGTON, Va. — Sara Roszak has been promoted to director of research programs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. The NACDS Foundation said Wednesday that Roszak, in her new position, will help drive the expansion of the foundation’s research portfolio. She will work with the Research Advisory Working Group to help identify

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly to keynote NACDS Foundation Dinner

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly to keynote NACDS Foundation Dinner

ARLINGTON, Va. — Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly will be the featured speaker at this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner. NACDS said Thursday that Kelly anchors the second-ranking program in cable news by viewership, “The Kelly File,” which focuses on late-breaking stories, investigative reports and newsmaker interviews and capitalizes on her skills

NACDS appoints federal government, pharmacy affairs directors

NACDS appoints federal government, pharmacy affairs directors

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has named new directors for federal government and pharmacy affairs. NACDS said Friday that Colin Brainard will join the association as director of federal ­government affairs, effective Sept. 21. In the role, he will serve as congressional liaison on issues impacting pharmacy, with a focus

Rite Aid’s Thompson honored at Total Store Expo

DENVER — Pharmacy veteran Robert Thompson received the Harold W. Pratt Award, considered pharmacy’s highest honor, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores during a business program at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. Thompson’s pharmacy career spans nearly four decades. Joining Rite Aid Corp. in 2004, he served in a variety of management

Pharmacogenomics pilot gains backing from NACDS

Pharmacogenomics pilot gains backing from NACDS

In recent years, pharmacogenomics — the study of how preventive and therapeutic health care can be driven by an individual’s genetics — has garnered increased attention from the retail pharmacy sector. Now the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation wants to get a better idea of how pharmacogenomics can have an impact at the

NACDS Foundation announces Pharmacy Partners grants

NACDS Foundation announces Pharmacy Partners grants

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has awarded $210,000 in scholarships and grants to colleges and schools of pharmacy through its 2015 Pharmacy Partners Program. The recipients were presented with their awards Monday evening at an event during the NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Grants of $20,000 each were

Chains receive MTM accolades

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Giant Eagle, Publix Super Markets, Fred’s and Wegmans Food Markets pharmacies were among the winners of this year’s UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge, benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. The Medication Adherence TIP Challenge recognizes pharmacy operators for their efforts to better Medicare beneficiaries’ health and well

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