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NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson

NACDS Annual reaffirms industry as “face of neighborhood health care”

NACDS Annual reaffirms industry as “face of neighborhood health care”

PALM BEACH, Fla. – At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting Sunday, industry leaders commended NACDS-member retailers and suppliers for their ongoing collaboration and commitment to serving the American people — and emphasized the vital role the united industry can play in driving the future of total health and wellness. Colleen Lindholz,

NACDS issues statement on AMA criticism of pharmacy’s role in COVID antivirals

NACDS issues statement on AMA criticism of pharmacy’s role in COVID antivirals

ARLINGTON, Va. – NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement Monday following statements by the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding the Test to Treat Initiative for COVID-19 antivirals that was mentioned by President Joe Biden and released by the Biden Administration last week. “The AMA’s criticism of the role of pharmacy-based clinics in the

NACDS Regional Conference affirms industry’s role

NACDS Regional Conference affirms industry’s role

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hannaford Bros. director of pharmacy operations Wendy Boynton kicked off the in-person National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2022 Regional Chain Conference on Monday by calling out all that has been accomplished over the past two years by the industry and within the profession. “Pharmacy has been recognized as being part

NACDS is recognized as CDR’s Retailer of the Year

NACDS is recognized as CDR’s Retailer of the Year

ARLINGTON, Va. — Author and consultant Jim Collins is perhaps best known for applying the concept of the flywheel effect to the business world. Introduced in his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, the theory eschews the notion that an organization advances by sudden, dramatic surges, asserting instead

NACDS applauds passage of Opioid Prescription Verification Act

NACDS applauds passage of Opioid Prescription Verification Act

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is commending the passage of the Opioid Prescription Verification Act of 2021 (H.R. 2355) by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The bill — which was introduced by U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R, Ill.) in April 2021 — will help to protect health and safety

December 1 update: Biden Administration’s vaccination and testing requirements

December 1 update: Biden Administration’s vaccination and testing requirements

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following update to NACDS members on the Biden Administration’s vaccination and testing requirements: Yesterday, the Department of Labor issued an announcement pushing the comment deadline for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 testing/vaccine requirements, which applies to employers with

NACDS: COVID vaccines save lives, vaccination appointments can save time

NACDS: COVID vaccines save lives, vaccination appointments can save time

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has a message that can make the COVID-19 pharmacy vaccination experience simple and smooth: check pharmacy policies – especially about appointments. NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson said: “Pharmacy teams have helped to lead Americans through the pandemic. This is an important moment in

NACDS thanks House Committee for advancing INFORM Consumers Act

NACDS thanks House Committee for advancing INFORM Consumers Act

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is hailing an important milestone for the INFORM Consumers Act (H.R. 5502) – passage by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The legislation would crack down on organized retail crime networks and protect consumers and retailers by promoting transparency and accountability of online

NACDS issues new memo on further court action in Administration’s vaccine and testing requirements on employers

NACDS issues new memo on further court action in Administration’s vaccine and testing requirements on employers

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following memo to NACDS members on further court action on the Binden Administration’s vaccine and testing requirements on employers. In a further set-back to the Administration’s recently released COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for employers with 100 or more employees, the U.S. Court of

NACDS issues memo on Biden Administration’s vaccination and testing requirements

NACDS issues memo on Biden Administration’s vaccination and testing requirements

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following memo to NACDS members on The Biden Administration’s effort to “to protect unvaccinated employees from the risks of COVID-19” in the workplace through vaccination and testing requirements. The Biden Administration’s effort to “to protect unvaccinated employees from the risks of COVID-19” in the

NACDS applauds introduction of INFORM Consumers Act in U.S. House of Representatives

NACDS applauds introduction of INFORM Consumers Act in U.S. House of Representatives

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Wednesday applauded the introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act (H.R. 5502), legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D, Ill.) and Gus Bilirakis (R, Fla.) which promotes safety, transparency and accountability in e-commerce marketplaces.  The introduction

Pharmacy Roundtable: The challenges and rewards of a seminal time

Pharmacy Roundtable: The challenges and rewards of a seminal time

The pandemic has brought — in addition to peril — promise for pharmacy operators who have become central to testing and vaccination efforts. The impact of the crisis on pharmacy’s present and future, among other topics, was explored during a Chain Drug Review roundtable held virtually in conjunction with the NACDS Total Store Expo. Woldt:

Millions of thoughts, and two words, as American Pharmacists Month arrives

Millions of thoughts, and two words, as American Pharmacists Month arrives

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following letter to NACDS members for American Pharmacists Month: So much can be said about the heroism of pharmacists who serve their communities each and every day. As October’s celebration of American Pharmacists Month arrives, I have been flooded by seemingly millions of thoughts

NACDS’ Anderson selected to chair the American Society of Association Executives

NACDS’ Anderson selected to chair the American Society of Association Executives

ARLINGTON, Va. — National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson, has been selected to chair the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) board of directors. Anderson assumed this responsibility at the ASAE Annual Meeting, which was held virtually earlier this month. This week, he is playing a leadership role at

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