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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

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