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NACDS RxImpact Day

NACDS RxIMPACT rallies senate support for action on DIR fees

NACDS RxIMPACT rallies senate support for action on DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program has mobilized to support a U.S. Senate initiative urging action by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform in Medicare Part D. NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy advocates are urging Senators to

NACDS RxImpact Day part of ongoing dialogue

NACDS RxImpact Day part of ongoing dialogue

An understanding of the value created by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual RxImpact Day — for the policy makers and pharmacy advocates who participated, the pharmacy profession as a whole and, ultimately, patients across the country — came into sharp focus during the daylong series of meetings on Capitol Hill that is

Pharmacy to make its mark at NACDS RxImpact Day

Pharmacy to make its mark at NACDS RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will set an all-time high for reach and participation when pharmacy advocates head to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill. NACDS said that at its 10th annual RxImpact Day lobbying drive, to be held March 7 and 8, more

NACDS stresses voter engagement

WASHINGTON — Voter engagement is the goal of a video ad released last month by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The ad, titled “Momentum,” urges pharmacy personnel to participate in this year’s elections in order to “sustain legislative success at the federal and state levels.” “Momentum” is the association’s second get-out-the-vote video. It

Political analyst Ron Fournier to speak at NACDS RxImpact Day

Political analyst Ron Fournier to speak at NACDS RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — Political journalist Ron Fournier has been tabbed as a speaker for NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual grassroots lobbying event in Washington. Fournier, senior political columnist and editorial director of National Journal, is scheduled to speak during the RxImpact Day welcome dinner on Wednesday, March

NACDS appoints federal affairs director

NACDS appoints federal affairs director

ARLINGTON, Va. — Vonnie Hampel has been named as the new director of federal government affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS said Wednesday that Hampel most recently served as senior legislative assistant and press secretary to U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D., Iowa). She managed health policy issues for Loebsack, who serves on

NACDS offers look at what lies ahead for the industry

NACDS offers look at what lies ahead for the industry

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The evolution of health care is here, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Randy Edeker said at the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting here last month. “The new health care definition includes environmental factors, nutrition, the social environment, emotional and spiritual factors,” said Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of