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Rx advocates applaud move by Justice Department in Washington State case

Rx advocates applaud move by Justice Department in Washington State case

SEATTLE – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association, and Washington State Pharmacists Association on Friday cheered a move by the Department of Justice that could signal victory in their case against unfairly low reimbursements for pharmacies that treat Medicaid patients. On Jan. 19,  the last day of the Trump administration,

AMA’s shortsighted attack on pharmacy

AMA’s shortsighted attack on pharmacy

Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has once again come to the aid of retail pharmacy, some of whose interactions with patients during the COVID-19 emergency have been called into question by the American Medical Association. The AMA’s house of delegates last month adopted a resolution

NACDS brief defends North Dakota law on PBMs

NACDS brief defends North Dakota law on PBMs

ARLINGTON, Va. – A cogent amicus brief filed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) points directly to U.S. Supreme Court precedent in defending “one of numerous state laws that help protect the health and safety of their citizens by promoting the economic viability of their trusted community pharmacies.” NACDS filed the brief

NACDS praises Maine Law broadening patients’ access to quality and affordable pharmacist-provided care

NACDS praises Maine Law broadening patients’ access to quality and affordable pharmacist-provided care

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has applauded the enactment of Legislative Document (LD) 603 — critical legislation that will help enhance patients’ access to convenient and affordable pharmacy-based care by recognizing pharmacists as providers of health care services in the state of Maine. The measure was signed into law by Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) on

Stakeholder groups to urge for pharmacy DIR reform

Stakeholder groups to urge for pharmacy DIR reform

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Hundreds of organizations representing community pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, chain pharmacies, patient groups, buying groups, health systems, wholesalers, and business groups are making an all-out push for legislation that would stop the abuse of pharmacy price concessions charged by third-party middlemen, which have increased 91,500% in recent years. The Pharmacy

Op-ed by NACDS chair, vice chair published in Morning Consult Health

Op-ed by NACDS chair, vice chair published in Morning Consult Health

ARLINGTON, Va. — This morning, an op-ed co-authored by Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., and chair of NACDS, and Brian Nightengale, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy and vice chair of NACDS, was published in Morning Consult Health. Entitled “For COVID Vaccines, Pharmacists Reach Arms – and Minds,” the piece centers on pharmacies’

NACDS promotes Sara Roszak to SVP, health and wellness strategy and policy

NACDS promotes Sara Roszak to SVP, health and wellness strategy and policy

ARLINGTON, Va. – Building on her tenure of demonstrated leadership at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and a career that includes expansive roles in associations, government and the public health sector, NACDS has promoted Sara Roszak to senior vice president, health and wellness strategy and policy. In addition, Roszak was elected president

NACDS urges Senate Committee to make permanent flexibilities to ensure equitable access to care

NACDS urges Senate Committee to make permanent flexibilities to ensure equitable access to care

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) submitted a statement in response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance’s May 19 hearing entitled, “COVID-19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned.” In the statement, NACDS commended the Committee’s work to build better health by considering key flexibilities granted to pharmacies during the Public Health

NACDS’ Christie Boutte to join board at Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

NACDS’ Christie Boutte to join board at Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS is praising the appointment of Christie Boutte, senior vice president of reimbursement, innovation and advocacy at NACDS, to the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) board of directors. In this role, Boutte will serve alongside more than 15 other distinguished members from academia, consumer groups, the medical product

NACDS hails Texas law regulating PBMs

NACDS hails Texas law regulating PBMs

AUSTIN, Texas – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today is applauding the enactment of Texas House Bill 1763 – legislation which improves patients’ access to prescription drugs by helping to ensure that Texas pharmacies are fairly and adequately reimbursed for the pharmacy-based services and prescription medications they provide. The bill was signed into

NACDS praises Ohio law extending pharmacist immunization authority

NACDS praises Ohio law extending pharmacist immunization authority

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS is applauding Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) for signing into law House Bill 6 sponsored by State Rep. Bill Roemer (R) which provides patients with continued access to COVID-19 vaccinations, COVID-19 testing and other immunizations and expands employment options for pharmacy technician trainees. The bill includes an emergency clause and became effective immediately

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