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NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s remarks today about his administration’s plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Pharmacies and pharmacy teams are ‘all in’ to help all Americans overcome this pandemic and get back to what we need and what we love. It remains our top priority

NACDS highlights members’ valuable health and wellness services and consumer focus in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report

NACDS highlights members’ valuable health and wellness services and consumer focus in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s high-profile “State of American Business” report and event include insights about the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) memberships’ vital role in serving Americans throughout the pandemic and beyond. As part of its economic analysis that is highly anticipated each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Anderson shares personal thoughts on the events of this week

Anderson shares personal thoughts on the events of this week

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following statement to NACDS members on the events in Washington D.C. this past week: Members of the NACDS staff team requested my personal thoughts about the events in our nation’s capital on Wednesday, January 6. The following is the text of an email

Still Rising: NACDS members continue to answer the nation’s call

Still Rising: NACDS members continue to answer the nation’s call

NACDS launched its “Rise” ad on April 2. We pledged that NACDS members would be there for America during the pandemic – lights on, doors open – just as in prior emergencies. That ad rings as true today as it did when we launched it. For that, the amazing heroes of this industry – and many other

NACDS-funded research receives 2021 APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Award

NACDS-funded research receives 2021 APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Award

ARLINGTON, Va.– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)-funded paper — “Exploring the implementation of a novel optimizing care model in the community pharmacy setting” — has received the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA’s) 2021 Wiederholt Prize for Best Published Papers Award for Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences. The paper — authored by Kenneth Hohmeier and Shane

NACDS among coalition members urging implementation without delay for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

NACDS among coalition members urging implementation without delay for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

ARLINGTON, Va.– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is among the 13 health care entities urging Congress to ensure that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adheres to the January 1, 2022 deadline for compliance with the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) requirement. In a letter, NACDS and allied organizations urge

NACDS, National Forum kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week with a message from mayors nationwide

NACDS, National Forum kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week with a message from mayors nationwide

ARLINGTION, Va. — To coincide with National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) — a national awareness week being observed December 6-12 that highlights the importance of influenza vaccination — the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention today released a 60-second video urging Americans to receive their flu vaccination.   The video features 10

NACDS statement on president-elect Biden’s selections for HHS secretary and CDC director

NACDS statement on president-elect Biden’s selections for HHS secretary and CDC director

ARLINGTON, Va. – NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement today upon the announcement that President-elect Joe Biden has selected California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard

NACDS says HHS’ alignment of training requirements will enhance patients’ access to vaccinations in pharmacies

NACDS says HHS’ alignment of training requirements will enhance patients’ access to vaccinations in pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement today upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) issuance of an amendment to a prior Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) Declaration: “NACDS had urged HHS to resolve inconsistencies between federal and state

NACDS joins COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project

NACDS joins COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has joined the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project — an initiative which will provide information about the clinical trials process, regulatory review, and access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations in a way that prioritizes equity and trust. To date, the Project has nearly

NACDS issues statement on HHS COVID-19 vaccination announcement

NACDS issues statement on HHS COVID-19 vaccination announcement

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement, upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement about national and regional chain pharmacies’ and independent pharmacies’ role in increasing access to future COVID-19 vaccinations:  “This announcement reflects continued progress to put the trust, accessibility and professionalism of pharmacies and pharmacists to work for the American people – including the traditionally underserved

NACDS engages state Medicaid directors as flu vaccination awareness campaign advances

NACDS engages state Medicaid directors as flu vaccination awareness campaign advances

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) this week is taking the critical message about flu vaccinations’ importance to the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) 2020 Virtual Conference: Together Towards the Future. The program – which will take place November 9-11 – includes sessions on how Medicaid Directors and their staff are

NACDS engages with U.S. Chamber of Commerce on flu vaccinations’ importance to health of Americans, economy

NACDS engages with U.S. Chamber of Commerce on flu vaccinations’ importance to health of Americans, economy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The strong local connections of pharmacies, pharmacists, chambers of commerce, and associations throughout the country can and must play an important role in raising awareness in communities across the nation of the critical importance of flu vaccinations this year. That was the message that NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson took to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce program this week to

Meijer pharmacist takes flu-vaccination messages to national stage

Meijer pharmacist takes flu-vaccination messages to national stage

Editor’s Note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson offers the following statement reguarding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation event on Thursday that centered on flu vaccinations and COVID-19. I want to thank and recognize Heather Schultz, a pharmacist at a Meijer Pharmacy in Saginaw, Michigan, for representing the profession, the industry, her

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