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President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

WASHINGTON— During his remarks on Wednesday, May 12, regarding the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program, President Joe Biden underscored the unique convenience and accessibility of community pharmacies nationwide, noting that more than 15,000 pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate adolescents ages 12-15. President Biden’s comments follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory

NACDS applauds Alabama PBM law

NACDS applauds Alabama PBM law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for signing into law legislation (Act 2021-341) on May 6 which further regulates pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and helps ensure that  reimbursement rates cover pharmacies’ costs of purchasing drugs. The measure – sponsored by Republican State Sen. Tom

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA file lawsuit to stop Medicaid rule that may harm patient access in Washington state

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA file lawsuit to stop Medicaid rule that may harm patient access in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Thursday, April 29, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator to challenge the recent

Merlo receives Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award from NACDS

Merlo receives Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award from NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va.  — Larry Merlo, who stepped down as president and CEO  of CVS Health in February, on Wednesday received the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The honor, which recognizes individuals whose accomplishments and contributions to the chain drug industry over the course of their career

NACDS elects 2021-2022 officers, new members to board and executive committee

NACDS elects 2021-2022 officers, new members to board and executive committee

ARLINGTON Va.— During the virtual 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, one new Executive Committee member and four newly elected Board of Directors members for the coming year. NACDS also re-elected three Board of Directors members whose terms were expiring. Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., will serve as the new chair

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

ARLINGTON, Va. —  Newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz on Tuesday addressed the group’s chain and associate members with a clear and consistent message: “We’re all in this together.” Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, delivered her remarks at the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program, and accepted the chair’s gavel from

NACDS presents Harold W. Pratt Award to member pharmacy teams

NACDS presents Harold W. Pratt Award to member pharmacy teams

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS today presented the 2021 Harold W. Pratt Award – its high honor commemorating service to pharmacy – during the Business Program this morning at the virtual 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting. In a unique twist that reflects the nature of the past year, NACDS bestowed the award – collectively – on the teams of

Five requisite Annual Meeting appointments

Five requisite Annual Meeting appointments

As we, among others of lesser renown, have repeatedly pointed out, this year’s NACDS Annual Meeting will differ from those that have preceded it. For one obvious reason. It will be conducted virtually. That being the case, we thought we would help you out by offering — indeed insisting on — five appointments you, whether

Senate testimony emphasizes trust in pharmacists

Senate testimony emphasizes trust in pharmacists

WASHINGTON — National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) president and CEO Gordon Smith underscored the trust, accessibility and community presence of local pharmacies and pharmacists during his testimony on Thursday before the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing entitled “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information.” During his remarks, Smith described NAB’s partnership with the Reynolds

NACDS seeks collaboration on pandemic issues and beyond as HHS and CMS nominees face Senate Finance Committee

NACDS seeks collaboration on pandemic issues and beyond as HHS and CMS nominees face Senate Finance Committee

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on President Joe Biden’s nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Andrea Joan Palm for deputy secretary of the

NACDS hails four Arkansas laws enhancing patient access to critical pharmacist-provided services

NACDS hails four Arkansas laws enhancing patient access to critical pharmacist-provided services

ARLINGTON, Va..— NACDS is applauding four new laws that will enhance Arkansans’ access to pharmacist-provided healthcare services: Act 503: On April 1, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed into law legislation (Act 503) led by State Rep. Lee Johnson (R). The new law allows pharmacists to test and treat flu, strep and other health conditions that can be screened using CLIA-waived rapid-result tests and that may be adopted by rule

NACDS ad focuses on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, equity

NACDS ad focuses on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, equity

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has released new video ads urging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The ads, released in English and in Spanish, emphasized pharmacies’ unique ability to fairly and efficiently turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments.   The 30-second ad – “It’s Time” – urges COVID-19 vaccines as a key way to

NACDS lauds introduction of legislation to protect consumers

NACDS lauds introduction of legislation to protect consumers

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS today hailed the introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act (S. 936), legislation introduced on Tuesday, March 23, by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) which increases transparency and accountability for e-commerce marketplaces and protects consumers from illicit online products and fraud.  The new bill is a major step forward in combating organized retail crime networks and promoting consumer health and safety.   Of note, the INFORM Consumers Act would modernize

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