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NACDS is ‘catalyst for collaboration’

NACDS is ‘catalyst for collaboration’

DENVER — Amid today’s fast-changing retail and health care environments, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores stands as a key resource for its retailer and supplier members, NACDS leaders said at the Total Store Expo here. Speaking Sunday during the Total Store Expo’s business program NACDS chairman Randy Edeker, who also is chairman, chief

Anderson: Don’t miss Vision 2026 at Total Store Expo

Anderson: Don’t miss Vision 2026 at Total Store Expo

We are hearing that retailers’ “dance cards” for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo are filling up quickly. Between the popular “Meet the Market” sessions and meetings planned with suppliers in the Exhibit Hall, schedules are going to be full of opportunities to forge plans and hopefully to discover some of the next big things.

Rx seeks a bigger role in Medicaid, Medicare

WASHINGTON ­— Medicare and Medicaid recently passed the half-century mark, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores envisions an enhanced role for pharmacists in both programs, particularly Medicaid. Congress, too, is looking for opportunities to strengthen and sustain Medicaid. Last month the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health held a hearing titled “Med­icaid

Industry mourns passing of Jack Futterman, former Pathmark CEO

NEW YORK — Jack Futterman, former chairman and chief executive officer of Pathmark Stores and a former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, died Monday at age 82. A pharmacist, Futterman joined Pathmark in 1973 as vice president of its drug store and general merchandise divisions and held a variety of positions

NACDS to air webinar series for Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. – Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores plans to air a series of webinars to help retailers and suppliers prepare for this summer’s 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. NACDS said Tuesday that the educational webinars, which the association developed, will help attendees plan and navigate their trade show experience in

NACDS to Senate: Pharmacists can help with chronic illness

NACDS to Senate: Pharmacists can help with chronic illness

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pharmacies can provide accessible, cost-effective preventive health services that can improve care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores told a Senate committee. NACDS said that on Thursday it submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance Chronic Care Working Group highlighting community pharmacies as

Medi-Cal looks to recoup reimbursement funds

Medi-Cal looks to recoup reimbursement funds

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported that Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, will begin sending letters to pharmacies about recoupment of funds stemming from a reimbursement reduction that had been blocked in court and then later allowed to proceed. NACDS said the 60-day notices on funds owed to Medi-Cal will go

Ads highlight pharmacists as health providers

Ads highlight pharmacists as health providers

WASHINGTON — This month, the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) released newspaper ads and radio spots urging Congress to pass the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 314/H.R. 592). The legislation, before both the House and the Senate, would provide Medicare beneficiaries access to pharmacist-provided patient care services as authorized by

NACDS announces Insight Sessions for Total Store Expo

NACDS announces Insight Sessions for Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has unveiled its lineup of educational Insight Sessions for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. NACDS said the sessions — featuring experts on a variety of key issues and priorities, including health care, business and logistics — will be held on Sunday and Monday during

NACDS appoints public policy director

ARLINGTON, Va. — Deepti Loharikar, a public health policy expert, has joined the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as director of federal and state public policy. She reports to Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public affairs and regulatory affairs. In her role at NACDS, Loharikar will provide policy expertise on pharmacy issues at the

NACDS offers look at what lies ahead for the industry

NACDS offers look at what lies ahead for the industry

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The evolution of health care is here, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Randy Edeker said at the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting here last month. “The new health care definition includes environmental factors, nutrition, the social environment, emotional and spiritual factors,” said Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of

NACDS point-of-care testing certificate program debuts

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores community pharmacy-based point-of-care testing certificate program kicked off last month at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha. The multi-city tour will continue at colleges and schools of pharmacy during 2015. In March, NACDS announced the acquisition and expansion of a

Three ‘industry icons’ honored by NACDS

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores bestowed the chain drug industry’s highest honors on three “industry icons” at its annual meeting here last month. Greg Wasson, former president and chief executive officer of Walgreen Co., received the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award. Two industry veterans received the Robert B.

Annual Meeting always gets people talking

Annual Meeting always gets people talking

When members of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores gathered at The Breakers in Palm Beach for the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting last month, they brought with them a renewed sense of purpose and confidence in the meaningful contributions that community pharmacy is making to improve the U.S. health care system and meet many