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NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va.  — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has endorsed S. 2645, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, which is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’ policy recommendations to help address the opioid abuse epidemic. Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) introduced the legislation, with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of Sen. Chuck

NACDS commends CMS on new Medicare Part D policies

NACDS commends CMS on new Medicare Part D policies

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  expressed appreciation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for provisions in the final 2019 Medicare Part D rule and in the 2019 Rate Announcement and Final Call Letter, which the agency released earlier this week. The agency signaled the potential for future

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded President Donald Trump’s new program to combat the drug abuse epidemic, dubbed “Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.” Announced by yesterday, the Stop Opioids Abuse plan targets what the White House said are key drivers of the opioid abuse crisis, including

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in this month’s White House Opioid Summit as it continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at the March 1 event,

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in yesterday’s White House Opioid Summit and continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at Thursday’s event, which featured panels on education, prevention,

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

NACDS weighs in on burdens associated with DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. — The “untenable” procedures around direct and indirect remuneration fees (DIR fees) can be righted with measures reducing costs for beneficiaries and the government, while promoting a more quality-driven health care system, says the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS expressed that message in comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has slated two top speakers for its Sunday Business Program at the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be held April 21 to April 24 in Palm Beach, Fla. — Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Peggy Noonan and author and management educator Jim Collins. Noonan’s writing for

NACDS among group joining in fight against opioid abuse

NACDS among group joining in fight against opioid abuse

WASHINGTON—  Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with more than 90 Americans dying each day from overdose of opioids, and many more becoming addicted. Recognizing the urgency and impact of this issue on the health of millions of patients across the country, a coalition

NACDS, NCPA give input on Medicare Part D changes

NACDS, NCPA give input on Medicare Part D changes

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as it mulls Medicare Part D prescription drug program changes for the 2019 contract year. NACDS said Wednesday that in its comments to CMS the association expressed support for and provided added input

Business guru Jim Collins to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

Business guru Jim Collins to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has tabbed best-selling author and business consultant Jim Collins as a keynote speaker for the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting. Collins, who has previously taken part in NACDS events, is scheduled to speak during the morning Business Program on Tuesday, April 24. The NACDS Annual Meeting runs April 21

NACDS helps retail pharmacy plan for unexpected

NACDS helps retail pharmacy plan for unexpected

One of the strengths of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is our approach to strategic planning. Specifically, each year we produce a plan that is focused, goal-oriented, member-centric, forward-thinking, efficient, effective and extremely flexible to adapt to any circumstance … to plan for the unexpected. That is exactly what is needed for NACDS

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

SAN ANTONIO — Even the best-run, most effective organizations can benefit from occasionally reconsidering their work in a new light. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a case in point. Long viewed as the country’s preeminent retail trade group, NACDS has in recent months broadened and deepened its already formidable commitment to the

Pharmacists’ role in public health lauded

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed the increasingly important role pharmacists are playing in public health in a recent op-ed published in Morning Consult. In the opinion piece,

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