ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS signed on to a letter organized by the Health Choices Coalition supporting the Restoring Access to Medications Act (S. 1089/H.R. 1922). The bipartisan legislation would allow Americans to use the funds in their health care accounts to purchase over-the-counter (O-T-C) medications. Specifically, the legislation amends the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to
ARLINGTON, Va.— The Hill published an opinion piece by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson, that urges enactment of legislation to help reduce opioid addiction and abuse, while maintaining medication access for those in need of the medications for chronic pain, cancer, other diseases, and end-of-life care.
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has released the “Know Before You Go” video that prepares attendees for the 2019 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be held April 27-30, 2019.
ARLINGTON, Va.—The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Monday praised Colorado’s enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (SB19-079) that would require prescriptions for controlled substance prescriptions for Schedules II-IV to be submitted electronically, which will help in the fight against opioid abuse. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) today signed the bill into law, which
ARLINGTON, Va.— The 2019 NACDS Annual Meeting is nearly here—April 27-30, in Palm Beach, Fla. The exclusive event brings together the industry’s most influential business leaders to build essential partnerships and get new insights to better navigate today’s constantly evolving marketplace. This year’s speakers bring fascinating perspectives on the current and past political landscape. World-renowned presidential
ARLINGTON, Va. — Rep. Liz Cheney (R, Wyo.) wrote to her constituents in a March newsletter about meeting with pharmacy advocates during the recent NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. More than 400 advocates met with every congressional office during the event, representing all 50 states. She wrote, “I want to thank Wyoming members of
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Wednesday announced the online “NACDS Optimizing Care Process Guide,” a resource for states, pharmacies and others seeking to increase patients’ access to clinical care delivered in community pharmacies. This initiative aligns with other efforts to empower pharmacists to improve patients’ health outcomes, and with
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS, the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) filed an important legal brief last week in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rejection of Washington State’s below-cost reimbursement of community pharmacies providing care and services to Medicaid patients, as inconsistent with federal
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores mobilized an impressive array of pharmacy advocates earlier this month to inform, educate and motivate members of Congress and other federal officials about the need to support policies that enable members of the profession to serve patients effectively. The 424 pharmacy proponents — including key executives from many
ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Friday welcomed Senate legislation that would limit to a seven-day supply the initial prescriptions of opioids for acute pain — a move that is consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) announced the
ARLINGTON, Va.—The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) praises the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (SB 174), for controlled substance prescriptions for Schedule II through Schedule VI, which will help prevent opioid abuse. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed the bill into law March 13, which will become effective January 1, 2021. NACDS
ARLINGTON, Va. – In a statement to the Senate Finance Committee Thursday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores stressed the importance of finalizing Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Alex Azar’s proposals to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, and of developing a standardized pharmacy quality incentive program. “The FY2020 HHS Budget
ARLINGTON, Va. – Morning Consult Friday published an opinion piece by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) entitled “DIR Fee Reform: Lining Up Another Win for Patients on Drug Costs.” The op-ed emphasizes the threat of DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees and lays out the ways in which DIR fee reform will
WASHINGTON – An impressive force of 424 advocates from all 50 states reached every Congressional office during the 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Since its inception in 2009, the groundbreaking event has seen a 200% total participation increase, including representation from 60% of colleges and schools of