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NACDS Foundation awardees attract TV coverage

NACDS Foundation awardees attract TV coverage

ARLINGTON, Va. — The recipients of the NACDS Foundation’s Excellence in Patient Care Award will be honored on December 4, 2019, yet their story already has captured the attention of Altoona, Pa.’s CBS affiliate. The TV station aired a story just one day after the NACDS Foundation announced the awardees: Janice Pringle, founder and director

Project lifeline community partner, researcher to be honored at NACDS Foundation Dinner

Project lifeline community partner, researcher to be honored at NACDS Foundation Dinner

ARLINGTON,  Va. – Project Lifeline – a community partnership and research program initiated by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation to address substance use disorder (SUD) – will take center stage at the upcoming NACDS Foundation Dinner. Two individuals who have led to the program’s effectiveness in preventing and treating opioid abuse

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va.– Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment could benefit from pharmacists’ accessibility and expertise, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) wrote in detailed letters to 15 Medicaid program directors. NACDS also called for action on policy recommendations designed to help prevent opioid abuse and addiction, while caring for those in pain. NACDS made

Congressman Gibbs discusses DIR, celebrates Discount Drug Mart’s 50th

Congressman Gibbs discusses DIR, celebrates Discount Drug Mart’s 50th

ARLINGTON, Va.— U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R, Ohio) visited the Ashland, Ohio, Discount Drug Mart to discuss pharmacy benefit manager issues – including the need for direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee relief. Rep. Gibbs also presented Discount Drug Mart with a proclamation recognizing the company’s 50th year in business. Discount Drug Mart – an

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

ARLINGTON, Va. — The pain management and opioid policies advanced by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can help guide the federal government’s action plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, according to the association, which recently conveyed this message to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NACDS submitted comments to CMS

New structure, staff roles empower NACDS’ issue campaigns

New structure, staff roles empower NACDS’ issue campaigns

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has elevated and enhanced three key functions to integrate with NACDS’ campaign-style approach to issue advocacy. Federal government affairs, state government affairs, and public policy now will operate as dedicated and distinct, yet highly collaborative, functions in support of NACDS’ four campaigns established by

DEA Drug Take Back Day backed by NACDS

DEA Drug Take Back Day backed by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a chance to help keep opioids out of the wrong hands and to raise awareness of other critical resources that help keep patients, families and communities safe, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) said Friday. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its partners showcase this

NACDS’ evolution into a major retail influencer

NACDS’ evolution into a major retail influencer

Among the retail trade organizations, one association has emerged as the driving force of the industry it serves, the catalyst for inclusion, and the prime determinator of the directions mass retailing embarks on and the success the industry is achieving in taking stances and making lasting impressions. That organization is the National Association of Chain

Pharmacists Month and Day invite affirmation of commitment to opioid abuse prevention, NACDS says

Pharmacists Month and Day invite affirmation of commitment to opioid abuse prevention, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va. — With American Pharmacists Month observed in October, and World Pharmacists Day observed on September 25, NACDS is distributing its 30-second message that reflects pharmacies’ and pharmacists’ commitment to serving as part of the solution to opioid abuse and to pain care. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson said, “Opioid abuse

Senate Finance Committee wages bipartisan effort to lower DIR fees

Senate Finance Committee wages bipartisan effort to lower DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. — On a strong bipartisan basis, the chairman, ranking member, and an overwhelming majority of the Senate Finance Committee have asked the Trump Administration to do its part to close a Medicare regulation loophole – known as pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees – that inflates patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs and that

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at NACDS TSE

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at NACDS TSE

BOSTON – “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them at TSE.” With those words, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chairman of the board Chris Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, summarized the NACDS Total Store Expo’s role in helping

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