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NACDS applauds California e-prescribing Law

NACDS applauds California e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (AB 2789) in California that will help to prevent opioid abuse. California Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation yesterday. Effective January 1, 2022, the bill will require healthcare practitioners authorized to issue prescriptions to have

Senate passes NACDS-backed e-prescribing measure

Senate passes NACDS-backed e-prescribing measure

ARLINGTON, Va. –  The U.S. Senate just passed a package of measures focused on the opioid abuse epidemic, including the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460), which is backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The legislation would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under

NACDS joins “Americans for Free Trade” coalition

NACDS joins “Americans for Free Trade” coalition

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced that the organization has joined Americans for Free Trade (AFT) – a coalition focused on averting the harmful consequences of the emerging trade war, including new U.S.-imposed tariffs and retaliatory actions by trading partners. AFT also will collaborate with Farmers for Free Trade,

LUMIFY picks up Product Showcase award at TSE

LUMIFY picks up Product Showcase award at TSE

RIDGEWATER, N.J. — Bausch + Lomb announced that LUMIFY brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025% redness reliever eye drops were named a Product Showcase winner in the healthcare and over-the-counter (OTC) category at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ (NACDS) 2018 Total Store Expo. “We’re honored to be recognized by NACDS with the coveted Product Showcase award

NACDS Retail Advisory Board fosters vibrant dialogue

NACDS Retail Advisory Board fosters vibrant dialogue

ARLINGTON, Va. — The NACDS Retail Advisory Board’s Market Immersion series resembles a microcosm of the NACDS Total Store Expo, in that the topics discussed emphasize the interrelationships of virtually every aspect of the business. The NACDS Retail Advisory Board, which includes NACDS associate and chain members, advises the NACDS board of directors primarily on

NACDS makes case for pharmacy to Health Care Caucus

NACDS makes case for pharmacy to Health Care Caucus

ARLINGTON, Va — NACDS recently outlined a compelling case detailing pharmacy’s quantifiable and demonstrated value in a letter to the bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus. The Caucus was launched earlier this year to advance a legislative agenda that encourages innovative policy ideas to improve the quality of care and lower costs for consumers. In the

NACDS promoting National Immunization Awareness Month

NACDS promoting National Immunization Awareness Month

During the commemoration of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, NACDS will be promoting a host of story lines of importance to public health and to pharmacy’s role as the face of neighborhood healthcare. The past decade has seen tremendous advancement for pharmacy’s role in protecting Americans with vaccinations. To provide the background, it was

NACDS praises Senate panel’s action on bill to end “gag clauses”

NACDS praises Senate panel’s action on bill to end “gag clauses”

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today welcomed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s passage of the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (S. 2554). In a letter endorsing the legislation, NACDS wrote, “NACDS believes gag clauses should not be allowed in contracts between health plans and

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

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