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NACDS report shows expanded role of pharmacies

NACDS report shows expanded role of pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va.– A new report released Thursday by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security describes pharmacies’ success before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in confronting health inequities and disparities and issues recommendations for further progress in this critical area. The report, entitled “Striving Toward Health Equity in

NACDS Foundation cancels this year’s dinner

NACDS Foundation cancels this year’s dinner

NEW YORK — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ charitable arm said Tuesday that this year’s Foundation Dinner has been cancelled, due in part to ongoing travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. “The NACDS Foundation was truly looking forward to coming together again in December with our partners and supporters, yet we will

Anthony Minniti receives NCPA Foundation’s NARD Ownership Award

Anthony Minniti receives NCPA Foundation’s NARD Ownership Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – New Jersey pharmacy owner Anthony Minniti has received this year’s NARD Ownership Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held Oct. 9-12, in Charlotte, N.C. The NARD Ownership Award recognizes an independent community pharmacist who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in

Emerson Industry Day unites retailers, suppliers

Emerson Industry Day unites retailers, suppliers

PHILADELPHIA — While the COVID-19 pandemic is by no means a thing of the past, its profound impact over the last 18 months on so many different aspects of life has naturally raised the question of what lies ahead, what is next — for individuals, for society, for industry. For the retail industry as a

NACDS applauds introduction of INFORM Consumers Act in U.S. House of Representatives

NACDS applauds introduction of INFORM Consumers Act in U.S. House of Representatives

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Wednesday applauded the introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act (H.R. 5502), legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D, Ill.) and Gus Bilirakis (R, Fla.) which promotes safety, transparency and accountability in e-commerce marketplaces.  The introduction

NACDS’ Anderson selected to chair the American Society of Association Executives

NACDS’ Anderson selected to chair the American Society of Association Executives

ARLINGTON, Va. — National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson, has been selected to chair the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) board of directors. Anderson assumed this responsibility at the ASAE Annual Meeting, which was held virtually earlier this month. This week, he is playing a leadership role at

NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program awards $130,000 to seven schools

NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program awards $130,000 to seven schools

ARLINGTON, Va. — Last week, through the 26th Annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Scholarship Program, the NACDS Foundation awarded $130,000 in scholarships to seven schools and colleges of pharmacy for their innovative and diverse educational programs which aim to advance patient care and public health. The 2021 recipients were celebrated and

NACDS: It’s National Immunization Awareness Month

NACDS: It’s National Immunization Awareness Month

ARLINGTON, Va. — As the nation continues to combat the COVID-19 virus and emerging variants, it remains more important than ever for Americans to stay current with vaccinations and other critical health and wellness needs. This National Immunization Awareness Month, NACDS reminds the American public of the crucial importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and seasonal

NACDS praises FDA approval of interchangeable biosimilar

NACDS praises FDA approval of interchangeable biosimilar

Editor’s note: The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) published the following article on their website on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval Semglee as the first interchangeable biosimilar product: In an historic move last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) as the first interchangeable biosimilar product. With this approval,

NACDS applauds Biden Administration’s move to expand access to adult flu vaccines

NACDS applauds Biden Administration’s move to expand access to adult flu vaccines

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS is commending the Biden Administration for taking important action to expand American adults’ access to seasonal flu vaccinations throughout the 2021-2022 flu season. On Wednesday, August 4, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra extended authorities under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to include pharmacy

NACDS gets American Society of Association Executives Power of A Gold Award for advocacy

NACDS gets American Society of Association Executives Power of A Gold Award for advocacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has been named a 2021 Power of A Gold Award winner for its COVID-19 Pharmacy and Public Empowerment Campaign. The award recognizes NACDS’ advocacy for policy changes at the state and federal levels that have further empowered pharmacies’ COVID-19 response and, most critically, helped protect the patients they serve. The Power of

Rx advocates applaud move by Justice Department in Washington State case

Rx advocates applaud move by Justice Department in Washington State case

SEATTLE – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association, and Washington State Pharmacists Association on Friday cheered a move by the Department of Justice that could signal victory in their case against unfairly low reimbursements for pharmacies that treat Medicaid patients. On Jan. 19,  the last day of the Trump administration,

AMA’s shortsighted attack on pharmacy

AMA’s shortsighted attack on pharmacy

Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has once again come to the aid of retail pharmacy, some of whose interactions with patients during the COVID-19 emergency have been called into question by the American Medical Association. The AMA’s house of delegates last month adopted a resolution

NACDS brief defends North Dakota law on PBMs

NACDS brief defends North Dakota law on PBMs

ARLINGTON, Va. – A cogent amicus brief filed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) points directly to U.S. Supreme Court precedent in defending “one of numerous state laws that help protect the health and safety of their citizens by promoting the economic viability of their trusted community pharmacies.” NACDS filed the brief

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