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NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson

NACDS to hold RxIMPACT Virtual Hill Day

NACDS to hold RxIMPACT Virtual Hill Day

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Thursday, March 4, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will hold a virtual version of the 13th Annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. A total of 327 advocates from all 50 states will assemble – virtually – to hold nearly 480 Congressional remote meetings. Today, the NACDS Board of

NACDS backs “partial fill” concept to curb opioid abuse

NACDS backs “partial fill” concept to curb opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) rulemaking that implements a 2016 law allowing for the partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances is a necessary step to help address the opioid-abuse epidemic, yet changes are recommended to ensure success, NACDS said in comments to the DEA this week.   NACDS submitted its comments on a DEA notice of proposed rulemaking, which seeks to implement aspects of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.    “Given the

NACDS welcomes Biden Administration’s activation of federal program for COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies

NACDS welcomes Biden Administration’s activation of federal program for COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following the Biden Administration’s launch today of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program, as described by White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients: “Today’s announcement is another crucial step forward to helping Americans get back to all

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