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NACDS teams up with the March of Dimes

NACDS teams up with the March of Dimes

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has aligned with the March of Dimes’ 2020 #BlanketChange campaign, launched today to improve the health and wellness of moms and babies through improved healthcare equity, access and prevention.   The campaign will raise awareness of tragedies such as the finding that Black women are three times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related causes nationwide. It will translate awareness into action

NACDS engages state legislators in flu shot awareness campaign

NACDS engages state legislators in flu shot awareness campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) this week are encouraging state legislators to help sustain the momentum behind a critical public health message: getting the flu vaccination this year is critical to prevent a perfect storm of flu and COVID-19 that could

NACDS prioritizes underserved, disadvantaged communities in communicating importance of flu vaccinations

NACDS prioritizes underserved, disadvantaged communities in communicating importance of flu vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va.— This week, NACDS – which represents national and regional pharmacies in the traditional drug store, supermarket and mass retail settings – continued its flu vaccination awareness campaign, collaborating with Howard University College of Pharmacy and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to reach communities who are subject to disparities in healthcare. The

NACDS welcomes HHS decision to empower pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

NACDS welcomes HHS decision to empower pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement Thursday upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issuanceof guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to expand access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are made available. This guidance authorizes state-licensed pharmacists to

Anderson’s leadership elevates industry

Anderson’s leadership elevates industry

Steve Anderson knows a thing or two about leadership, having worked for both a congressman and, during his student days, a member of the British Parliament; run for the House of Representatives; and headed three major trade associations, currently as president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Recently he

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – With trusted pharmacists and pharmacies among those waging a full-scale effort to help Americans get their influenza (flu) vaccinations at a crucial time, a new National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) campaign stresses that flu vaccinations are essential to protect public health and to prevent an overrun of the health care

NACDS’ Sara Roszak published by CDC Journal

NACDS’ Sara Roszak published by CDC Journal

ARLINGTON, Va. — Original research findings by Sara Roszak, DrPH, MPH – NACDS’ vice president of pharmacy care and health strategy – and co-author Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, were published in Preventing Chronic Disease on August 20. Preventing Chronic Disease is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The peer-reviewed article – “Community Pharmacy Engagement

NACDS urges further state actions to enhance patients’ vaccine access at crucial time

NACDS urges further state actions to enhance patients’ vaccine access at crucial time

ARLINGTON, Va. — Continuing proactive engagement with the nation’s governors and state executive teams that has remained a priority throughout the pandemic, NACDS this week urged states to take actions that will help ensure patients have ready access to vaccines from their trusted pharmacies and pharmacists. NACDS is urging states to act in response to the

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Chain drug industry veteran Mark Panzer, who most recently headed Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy operations, has left the company to pursue other interests. A former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Panzer had been senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons since 2015. “We sincerely thank Mark

NACDS lauds HHS’ move to boost young Americans’ access to pharmacist-provided vaccinations amid pandemic

NACDS lauds HHS’ move to boost young Americans’ access to pharmacist-provided vaccinations amid pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the

NACDS asks CMS to fix state calculations that make Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement even worse

NACDS asks CMS to fix state calculations that make Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement even worse

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS is urging the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to fix yet another unworkable situation for pharmacies and for the patients who rely on them.   In a letter, NACDS explains that while prescription drug discount cards help to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs, states are using data from these transactions in a way that is inconsistent with federal law and policy, and that drives down reimbursement to pharmacies for prescriptions that they fill in

Supplylogix to help pharmacy customers track inventory

Supplylogix to help pharmacy customers track inventory

IRVING, Texas — Expanding on its industry-leading Pinpoint suite of solutions, Supplylogix has announced the availability of the latest enhancement to the Pinpoint Order software. The new Inventory Segmentation feature expands on the existing functionality of Pinpoint Order, giving users a dashboard to view their medication categories, in groups of 10, and the associated inventory

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Dr. Peter Cressy, Director of Executive Programs at the George Washington Leadership Institute, have a conversation about the challenges facing associations and how leaders of today can learn from leaders of the past.

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