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NACDS to HHS: Pharmacies key to value-based care

NACDS to HHS: Pharmacies key to value-based care

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has taken the fight for pharmacy care to an intriguing and potentially highly consequential arena. A federal agency will decide whether pharmacies should be included in the definition of “value-based enterprise (VBE) participant,” and NACDS’ comments answer that question with an emphatic yes. In a

U.S. Supreme Court’s review of pharmacy reimbursement law lauded by NACDS

U.S. Supreme Court’s review of pharmacy reimbursement law lauded by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court will review the Eighth Circuit Court’s decision that put the brakes on Arkansas’ law that would ensure that pharmacy reimbursement rates cover pharmacies’ costs of purchasing drugs. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) expressed appreciation for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, which

Pharmacies essential to value-based care, NACDS tells HHS Inspector General

Pharmacies essential to value-based care, NACDS tells HHS Inspector General

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has taken the fight for pharmacy patient care to an intriguing and potentially highly consequential arena. A federal agency will decide whether pharmacies should be included in the definition of “value-based enterprise (VBE) participant,” and NACDS’ comments answer that question with a powerfully substantiated “yes.” In a proposed rule, the U.S. Department

NACDS announces speakers for 2020 Annual Meeting in Arizonia

NACDS announces speakers for 2020 Annual Meeting in Arizonia

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its speakers for its 2020 Annual Meeting, which is set to take place April 25-28, at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jon Meacham will be the headline speaker at the NACDS’ Business Program on Sunday, April 26. Meacham is a presidential historian and Pulitzer

Pharmacy coalition applauds drug pricing act

Pharmacy coalition applauds drug pricing act

WASHINGTON — A coalition of national pharmacy groups on Tuesday applauded the latest version of the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, released Friday by the Senate Finance Committee, which they say addresses backdoor clawback fees charged by large pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that are shuttering pharmacies and costing patients more at the pharmacy counter.

NACDS Foundation awardees attract TV coverage

NACDS Foundation awardees attract TV coverage

ARLINGTON, Va. — The recipients of the NACDS Foundation’s Excellence in Patient Care Award will be honored on December 4, 2019, yet their story already has captured the attention of Altoona, Pa.’s CBS affiliate. The TV station aired a story just one day after the NACDS Foundation announced the awardees: Janice Pringle, founder and director

Project lifeline community partner, researcher to be honored at NACDS Foundation Dinner

Project lifeline community partner, researcher to be honored at NACDS Foundation Dinner

ARLINGTON,  Va. – Project Lifeline – a community partnership and research program initiated by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation to address substance use disorder (SUD) – will take center stage at the upcoming NACDS Foundation Dinner. Two individuals who have led to the program’s effectiveness in preventing and treating opioid abuse

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va.– Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment could benefit from pharmacists’ accessibility and expertise, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) wrote in detailed letters to 15 Medicaid program directors. NACDS also called for action on policy recommendations designed to help prevent opioid abuse and addiction, while caring for those in pain. NACDS made

Congressman Gibbs discusses DIR, celebrates Discount Drug Mart’s 50th

Congressman Gibbs discusses DIR, celebrates Discount Drug Mart’s 50th

ARLINGTON, Va.— U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R, Ohio) visited the Ashland, Ohio, Discount Drug Mart to discuss pharmacy benefit manager issues – including the need for direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee relief. Rep. Gibbs also presented Discount Drug Mart with a proclamation recognizing the company’s 50th year in business. Discount Drug Mart – an

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

ARLINGTON, Va. — The pain management and opioid policies advanced by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can help guide the federal government’s action plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, according to the association, which recently conveyed this message to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NACDS submitted comments to CMS

New structure, staff roles empower NACDS’ issue campaigns

New structure, staff roles empower NACDS’ issue campaigns

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has elevated and enhanced three key functions to integrate with NACDS’ campaign-style approach to issue advocacy. Federal government affairs, state government affairs, and public policy now will operate as dedicated and distinct, yet highly collaborative, functions in support of NACDS’ four campaigns established by

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