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New Indiana law vital for patient access and pharmacy viability, NACDS says

New Indiana law vital for patient access and pharmacy viability, NACDS says

WASHINGTON – With the enactment of a new law – Senate Bill 241 – Indiana has made great strides to help protect the viability of pharmacies in neighborhoods across the state. The legislation will help ensure that pharmacies are more fairly and properly reimbursed by requiring payers’ pharmacy contracts to have clearly defined drug pricing

Pharmacies urge removal of more barriers to patient care now

Pharmacies urge removal of more barriers to patient care now

WASHINGTON — NACDS this week praised recommendations by the Trump Administration to state governors on how to empower healthcare professionals to meet Americans’ needs amid COVID-19. NACDS urged the Administration and the states to remove more barriers to assure pharmacies and pharmacists are fully ready for the escalating demands of the pandemic. In a letter to the

Maintain critical product supply and workforce, coalition urges

Maintain critical product supply and workforce, coalition urges

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has aligned with 110 other organizations in urging national, state and local leaders to help maintain the supply of critical products while confronting COVID-19. In a letter to policymakers released today, the groups urge a uniform definition of “critical infrastructure” at all levels of government – a

NACDS on COVID-19: States must act now for medication access

NACDS on COVID-19: States must act now for medication access

WASHINGTON – The nation’s governors received from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Tuesday a recommendation of how to help maintain patients’ medication access during the COVID-19 pandemic. NACDS provided a model executive order that would foster medication access. The Association also noted the importance of recent action by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R)

NACDS advises states on enhancing patients’ access to care amid COVID-19

NACDS advises states on enhancing patients’ access to care amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Governors, state legislators and state associations representing pharmacies and pharmacists have received recommendations from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on ways to help assure patients receive the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson, explained, “These recommendations focus on enhancing patients’ access to pharmacy healthcare

Federal policymaking can help pharmacies ensure access to essential care amid COVID-19, NACDS says

Federal policymaking can help pharmacies ensure access to essential care amid COVID-19, NACDS says

WASHINGTON – Immediate federal policymaking would empower pharmacies and pharmacists to help enhance the nation’s COVID-19 response right now, and as vaccines and other resources are developed and deployed. That was the message sent in a letter to the U.S. Congressional leadership and to the Administration by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president

Florida expands access to care through pharmacy health care destinations

Florida expands access to care through pharmacy health care destinations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the enactment of a new law – House Bill 389 – Florida has undertaken important public health efforts to enhance the convenience and accessibility of testing for common infectious diseases and appropriate treatment, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) said Friday. As a forward-leaning effort to help ensure the

NACDS: Virtual Hill Day at a crucial moment

NACDS: Virtual Hill Day at a crucial moment

(Editor’s note: The NACDS has issued an action alert following the decision to forego this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.) ARLINGTON, Va. — Late-breaking changes in Congress’ operational response to COVID-19 made it appropriate to cancel the 12th Annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill that was planned for March 10-11. Over 400

NACDS lauds collaborative work that led to House Bill 42

NACDS lauds collaborative work that led to House Bill 42

WASHINGTON – With the enactment of a new law – House Bill 42 – New Mexico has taken a significant step toward improving health care access for its citizens, including those in rural areas and other underserved communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) said today. NACDS also hailed a unified effort of

NACDS cancels RxIMPACT Day due to COVID-19 concerns

NACDS cancels RxIMPACT Day due to COVID-19 concerns

NACDS has issued the following memo from Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS, regarding the cancellation of 2020 RxIMAPCT Day on Capitol Hill that was scheduled for March 10th and 11th: Due to developments this morning, actual and potential changes in Congress’ response to COVID-19 make it appropriate to cancel the 2020 NACDS RxIMPACT

NACDS, NCPA and NASP release dispensing study

NACDS, NCPA and NASP release dispensing study

WASHINGTON – Pharmacy reimbursement paid by state Medicaid programs requires a fresh look and modernization, according to a new Cost of Dispensing Study commissioned by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP).   DOWNLOAD STUDY   DOWNLOAD Q&A   In

NACDS urges high court to side with Arkansas on PBM regulations

NACDS urges high court to side with Arkansas on PBM regulations

WASHINGTON – An amicus brief by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) urges the U.S. Supreme Court to stand by its precedents and uphold an Arkansas law that “prevents [pharmacy benefit managers] PBM contracts from reimbursing pharmacies at low rates that do not cover the costs of purchasing and dispensing expensive prescription medications,

NACDS announced as founding member of CDC hypertension effort

NACDS announced as founding member of CDC hypertension effort

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has announced that it will serve as a founding member of the National Hypertension Control Roundtable, which seeks marked health improvements by 2025. The National Hypertension Control Roundtable, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, will operate as a vibrant public,

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Morning Consult’s website February 26th.) A simple truth is emerging about the complex topic known as pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees: They are as damaging to patients and to pharmacies as advertised. Adam J. Fein,

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