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NACDS point-of-care testing tour gets under way

NACDS point-of-care testing tour gets under way

  ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program launched this weekend at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha, Neb. NACDS said Monday that the UNMC College of Pharmacy marks the first stop on a national, multicity tour of colleges and schools

NACDS raises profile of Rx on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — More than 350 pharmacy advocates from 44 states met with members of Congress during the seventh annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill late last month. Advocates had more than 450 meetings with legislators, including 95% of the members who serve on congressional committees with jurisdiction on health

NACDS embraces Rx point-of-care testing

NACDS embraces Rx point-of-care testing

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores plans to roll out a certificate program that will train pharmacists to administer point-of-care testing and other health assessments in pharmacies. NACDS said Monday that it will kick off the Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program in April with multicity tour at pharmacy

Summers to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

Summers to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting, set for April 25 to April 28 in Palm Beach, Fla. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores also announced that Bruce Josten, executive vice president for government affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will

NACDS takes stand in Tricare fight

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has reiterated its support for allowing members of the armed forces, their dependents and military retirees access and choice in selecting their source of prescription medicines. In a statement delivered during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel, NACDS voiced its opposition to

Regional Chain Conference: NACDS cites value of partnerships

Regional Chain Conference: NACDS cites value of partnerships

NAPLES, Fla. — The value of business-to-business partnerships was emphasized at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference here earlier this month. Even as their pharmacists deliver immunizations, medication therapy management and counseling, small chains can partner with other retailers and suppliers to improve care and services, Tim Weber, vice president of

NACDS regional chain meeting still vital, vibrant

NACDS regional chain meeting still vital, vibrant

The most stunning aspect of the recently held NACDS Regional Chain Conference, convened on the west coast of Florida on February 1, was the absence of many of the industry veterans around whom the conference revolved in years past. Tony Civello, until recently the head of Kerr Drug, was absent, having sold his drug chain

Already, 2015 is shaping up as an eventful year

The new year is just over a month old and already the chain drug industry has seen its fair share of noteworthy events. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a coming out party, opening trading at NASDAQ and unveiling its new corporate logo; Brian Unmacht became the first person outside the Bartell family to serve as president

Regional drug chains deserve more attention

The cataclysmic changes within the chain drug retailing community, whatever their ultimate implications for America’s largest drug chains and for the industry in general, are putting the country’s regional drug chains more glaringly in the spotlight. Indeed, not only are America’s smaller drug chains more professionally managed and operated than they have yet been, they

What to do about the flu

What to do about the flu

Widespread media reports that this season’s flu vaccine is less effective have raised concerns among retail pharmacies, who think consumers may be discouraged about getting a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) followed a Dec. 3 health advisory that this season’s flu vaccines could be less effective with another advisory on Jan.

Gallup: Pharmacists rate highly in integrity

ARLINGTON, Va. — For the 12th straight year, pharmacists continue to be rated near the top in Gallup’s annual Honesty and Integrity Survey. In its poll released last month, pharmacists maintained their ranking in the second position — behind only nurses and tied with medical doctors. The survey measures the public’s trust of diverse professions,

NACDS emphasizes pharmacy’s role in Tricare

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has brought new attention to “the substantial health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits” that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans and for the Department of Defense. A recent letter that the association wrote to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commmission on those

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