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NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson

Presidential debate watchers in D.C. to see NACDS flu ads

Presidential debate watchers in D.C. to see NACDS flu ads

Editor’s Note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson issued the following memo reguarding tonite’s presidential debate: To: NACDS Chain and Associate Members and Allied Organizations From: Steven Anderson Subject: Presidential Debate Watchers in D.C. to See NACDS Flu Ads NACDS’ flu-vaccination message is set to achieve significant visibility before the Washington, D.C. political establishment

NACDS prioritizes underserved, disadvantaged communities in communicating importance of flu vaccinations

NACDS prioritizes underserved, disadvantaged communities in communicating importance of flu vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va.— This week, NACDS – which represents national and regional pharmacies in the traditional drug store, supermarket and mass retail settings – continued its flu vaccination awareness campaign, collaborating with Howard University College of Pharmacy and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to reach communities who are subject to disparities in healthcare. The

NACDS welcomes HHS decision to empower pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

NACDS welcomes HHS decision to empower pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement Thursday upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issuanceof guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to expand access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are made available. This guidance authorizes state-licensed pharmacists to

Anderson’s leadership elevates industry

Anderson’s leadership elevates industry

Steve Anderson knows a thing or two about leadership, having worked for both a congressman and, during his student days, a member of the British Parliament; run for the House of Representatives; and headed three major trade associations, currently as president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Recently he

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – With trusted pharmacists and pharmacies among those waging a full-scale effort to help Americans get their influenza (flu) vaccinations at a crucial time, a new National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) campaign stresses that flu vaccinations are essential to protect public health and to prevent an overrun of the health care

NACDS’ Sara Roszak published by CDC Journal

NACDS’ Sara Roszak published by CDC Journal

ARLINGTON, Va. — Original research findings by Sara Roszak, DrPH, MPH – NACDS’ vice president of pharmacy care and health strategy – and co-author Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, were published in Preventing Chronic Disease on August 20. Preventing Chronic Disease is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The peer-reviewed article – “Community Pharmacy Engagement

NACDS lauds HHS’ move to boost young Americans’ access to pharmacist-provided vaccinations amid pandemic

NACDS lauds HHS’ move to boost young Americans’ access to pharmacist-provided vaccinations amid pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the

NACDS issues statement on crucial role of pharmacies in eventual COVID-19 vaccine deployment

NACDS issues statement on crucial role of pharmacies in eventual COVID-19 vaccine deployment

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today regarding the nation’s ongoing preparations for the eventual deployment of COVID-19 vaccines: “By any measure, America’s pharmacies present patients and the nation with an efficient, effective and essential component of vaccine deployment. They will need

NACDS takes COVID-19 vaccination discussion to the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

NACDS takes COVID-19 vaccination discussion to the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

ARLINGTON, Va. — National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson spoke and led the discussion at a virtual event hosted Tuesday by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. The discussion addressed the question: “Once the COVID-19 vaccine is available, how do we immunize the American people the fastest way possible

NACDS urges states to keep in place pharmacy policies needed to serve patients amid COVID-19

NACDS urges states to keep in place pharmacy policies needed to serve patients amid COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS wrote to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), and to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, vice chair of the NGA, urging bipartisan leadership in encouraging states to maintain policy flexibilities that help pharmacies meet patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and in anticipation of flu season.  READ THE LETTER The letter from NACDS President

NACDS invited to join HHS’ Federal Vaccine Consultation Panel

NACDS invited to join HHS’ Federal Vaccine Consultation Panel

WASHINGTON — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson has been invited by the office of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to serve on HHS’ new COVID-19 Vaccine Consultation Panel. In their invitation to Anderson, HHS said, “Producing a (COVID-19) vaccine is one piece of the task—but another equally critical component is ensuring

NACDS: Committed to solutions for complex times

NACDS: Committed to solutions for complex times

Editor’s Note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson offers the following update on NACDS’ COVID-19 response: I appreciate the chance to update Chain Drug Review readers on the status of NACDS’ COVID-19 response. This has been an ongoing dialogue since the earliest days of the pandemic, which reflects the focus of retailers, suppliers

NACDS board, Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett Giroir, M.D. discuss remaining barriers to pharmacy’s vital role in COVID-19 response

NACDS board, Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett Giroir, M.D. discuss remaining barriers to pharmacy’s vital role in COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON — The NACDS board of directors on July 8 held a “virtual” meeting with Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett Giroir, M.D. to further discuss the array of policies essential to pharmacy’s COVID-19 response – especially as the nation prepares a deployment strategy for COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.

NACDS urges mandatory electronic prescriptions for controlled substances

NACDS urges mandatory electronic prescriptions for controlled substances

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is urging the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to make electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) mandatory. In comments on the reopening of the Interim Final Rule (IFR) for EPCS, NACDS described the significant benefits associated with EPCS, and recommendations on how best to achieve them. “For

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