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NACDS addresses DIR fees, other “access agenda” priorities

NACDS addresses DIR fees, other “access agenda” priorities

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted comments to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in response to the agency’s request-for-information on drug-pricing public policy issues. “We believe there are numerous opportunities to achieve the goals of lowering the financial burdens on patients and making prescription drugs more

NACDS hails pharmacists’ role in diabetes management and prevention

NACDS hails pharmacists’ role in diabetes management and prevention

ARLINGTON, Va. – A National Association of Chain Drug Stores ) op-ed published by Morning Consult today describes the role of community pharmacy practice and of NACDS members’ philanthropic initiatives in helping to prevent and manage diabetes. “Two of the central areas where pharmacies and pharmacists have the greatest impact in diabetes are medication management and behavior change

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

Report shows benefits of expanded pharmacy technician

Report shows benefits of expanded pharmacy technician

ARLINGTON, Va .— A new report makes a compelling, evidence-based case for expanding the role of pharmacy technicians to enhance pharmacist-provided patient care. The University of Pittsburgh developed the report–“Pharmacy Technician: Role Expansion an Evidenced-Based Position Paper”– and worked with NACDS members and other experts within an advisory group in developing it. Noting that increased access to healthcare

NACDS teams with stakeholders on immunization referral tip sheet

NACDS teams with stakeholders on immunization referral tip sheet

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has partnered with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to create a tip sheet for obstetricians and gynecologists to implement an immunization referral system with other healthcare stakeholders, including pharmacies. Obstetrician-gynecologists and pharmacists, including NACDS member

Pharmacy groups file brief in Medicaid lawsuit

Pharmacy groups file brief in Medicaid lawsuit

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) filed a legal brief this week with the Washington State Court of Appeals, challenging the state’s refusal to reimburse community pharmacies for the costs of providing care and services to disadvantaged

House passes bipartisan opioid abuse package

House passes bipartisan opioid abuse package

ARLINGTON, Va. – Legislation backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to help address the opioid abuse epidemic was passed today by the House of Representatives. The bill – the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) – would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under Medicare

Senate panel green lights e-prescribing Bill

Senate panel green lights e-prescribing Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Senate Finance Committee has passed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460), which is backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed companion legislation (H.R. 3528) on May 9. The legislation would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through

NACDS, stakeholders to meet with DoD on TRICARE

NACDS, stakeholders to meet with DoD on TRICARE

WASHINGTON — In the first step in the stakeholder process recommended by lawmakers in a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD) in April, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) have been invited to participate in a DoD-hosted meeting

Former White House press secretary Earnest to speak at TSE

Former White House press secretary Earnest to speak at TSE

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced that former White House press secretary and noted political commentator Josh Earnest will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 25 to 27 in Denver. Earnest, respected by Washington insiders in

NACDS highlights pharmacy’s major role in rural health care

NACDS highlights pharmacy’s major role in rural health care

WASHINGTON — In a statement to the Senate Finance Committee this week on the challenges of health care and ways to improve it in rural America, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) honed in on the specific and key contributions pharmacy provides in rural communities. As Congress grapples with the daunting task of finding

Retailers gain added value at Total Store Expo

Retailers gain added value at Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Leading-edge retailers approach the NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) creatively and strategically, in ways that enhance team performance and sharpen differentiation in the marketplace. NACDS has compiled some of the top advice from retailers, which can guide preparations for the 2018 NACDS TSE, to be held August 25 to 27 in Denver.

Senate Committee moves NACDS-backed Drug Disposal Bill

Senate Committee moves NACDS-backed Drug Disposal Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) welcomed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage today of S. 2645, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, which is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’ policy recommendations to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, and with pharmacies’ current drug disposal initiatives. Sen.

NACDS applauds Iowa e-prescribing Law to help stop opioid abuse

NACDS applauds Iowa e-prescribing Law to help stop opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Iowa state legislators and Governor Kim Reynolds (R) for the enactment of HF 2377, an opioid omnibus bill which includes a critical mandate to require electronic prescribing for all drugs in the state of Iowa, effective January 1, 2020. “Governor Reynolds and the

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