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NACDS

New roles for NACDS’ Krese, Boutte and Jaeger

New roles for NACDS’ Krese, Boutte and Jaeger

ARLINGTON, Va. – Focused on delivering value to the membership, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has announced three moves to advance a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. NACDS is fully integrating its federal legislative, grassroots, political, and strategic communications functions. The Association also is focused on emphasizing a highly collaborative approach to strategic

NACDS and the National Association of County and City Health Officials to hold virtual event on February 25

NACDS and the National Association of County and City Health Officials to hold virtual event on February 25

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Thursday, February 25, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will jointly host a webinar titled: “COVID-19 Vaccination Stories from the Field: Local Health Department & Pharmacy Partnerships.” The webinar will center on the collaboration occurring at the community

Michael Ayotte named NACDS’ SVP of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy

Michael Ayotte named NACDS’ SVP of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has appointed Michael Ayotte as senior vice president of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy, bringing to the organization a life-long innovator and advocate who is known for his passion for pharmacy and for his commitment to results on its behalf. Ayotte will lead NACDS’ advancement

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 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, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS submitted comments this

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

  With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on

NACDS hosts media briefing on pharmacies’ role in the COVID vaccination effort

NACDS hosts media briefing on pharmacies’ role in the COVID vaccination effort

ARLINGTON, Va. — Last Friday afternoon, NACDS conducted its second regular media briefing on COVID-19 vaccinations, and pharmacies’ role in the initiative. During the briefing, NACDS emphasized that pharmacies across America are prepared and have the experience to turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments, and that the ramp-up will continue as the program is expanded

NACDS recommends congressional action regarding pharmacies’ critical role in overcoming pandemic

NACDS recommends congressional action regarding pharmacies’ critical role in overcoming pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS today submitted a statement for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Road to Recovery: Ramping up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing and Medical Supply Chain.”  In the statement, NACDS underscored the critical role that pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy teams continue to play in the nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. This includes expanding equitable and convenient access to COVID-19

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

“Here, ready and efficient,” Fruth gets COVID shots to arms

“Here, ready and efficient,” Fruth gets COVID shots to arms

(Editor’s note: The following article appeared on the NACDS website.) POINT PLEASANT, W. Va — To embark on an inspirational hour, ask Lynne Fruth about West Virginia’s success in getting COVID-19 vaccines to patients’ arms. The Fruth Pharmacy president will beam with stories of pharmacists’ personal commitment, the senior team’s hands-on approach, the regional chain’s

NACDS flu-vaccination communications program named award finalist

NACDS flu-vaccination communications program named award finalist

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS’ flu-vaccination communications initiative has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2021 Public Affairs Council Advocacy Innovation Communications Award.   Chosen from more than 40 applications, NACDS’ flu awareness initiative was selected – according to the judges – because of the campaign’s innovative approach to reporting media coverage by state and Congressional District; commitment to presenting communications assets that reflect diversity and that are presented in English and Spanish; and effectiveness in

NACDS webinar features insights from Liebmann

NACDS webinar features insights from Liebmann

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a webinar this week sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, CEO and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the changing

NACDS, AAM and NGA praise President Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS, AAM and NGA praise President Biden’s COVID-19 plan

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Association for Accessible Medicines and the National Grocers Association all applauded President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan, which calls for leveraging community pharmacists in an effort to speed the vaccination of more Americans. Biden announced his administration’s “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness”

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