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Senate testimony emphasizes trust in pharmacists

Senate testimony emphasizes trust in pharmacists

WASHINGTON — National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) president and CEO Gordon Smith underscored the trust, accessibility and community presence of local pharmacies and pharmacists during his testimony on Thursday before the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing entitled “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information.” During his remarks, Smith described NAB’s partnership with the Reynolds

NACDS seeks collaboration on pandemic issues and beyond as HHS and CMS nominees face Senate Finance Committee

NACDS seeks collaboration on pandemic issues and beyond as HHS and CMS nominees face Senate Finance Committee

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on President Joe Biden’s nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Andrea Joan Palm for deputy secretary of the

NACDS hails four Arkansas laws enhancing patient access to critical pharmacist-provided services

NACDS hails four Arkansas laws enhancing patient access to critical pharmacist-provided services

ARLINGTON, Va..— NACDS is applauding four new laws that will enhance Arkansans’ access to pharmacist-provided healthcare services: Act 503: On April 1, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed into law legislation (Act 503) led by State Rep. Lee Johnson (R). The new law allows pharmacists to test and treat flu, strep and other health conditions that can be screened using CLIA-waived rapid-result tests and that may be adopted by rule

NACDS ad focuses on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, equity

NACDS ad focuses on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, equity

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has released new video ads urging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The ads, released in English and in Spanish, emphasized pharmacies’ unique ability to fairly and efficiently turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments.   The 30-second ad – “It’s Time” – urges COVID-19 vaccines as a key way to

NACDS lauds introduction of legislation to protect consumers

NACDS lauds introduction of legislation to protect consumers

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS today hailed the introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act (S. 936), legislation introduced on Tuesday, March 23, by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) which increases transparency and accountability for e-commerce marketplaces and protects consumers from illicit online products and fraud.  The new bill is a major step forward in combating organized retail crime networks and promoting consumer health and safety.   Of note, the INFORM Consumers Act would modernize

NACDS praises President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine announcement

NACDS praises President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine announcement

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today. His comments follow President Joe Biden’s March 29 announcement regarding the expansion of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: “Our nation’s pharmacies are uniquely situated to turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments – efficiently, equitably and conveniently. We appreciate President Biden’s leadership

Congressional Hispanic Caucus meets with NACDS member pharmacies on COVID vaccine equity

Congressional Hispanic Caucus meets with NACDS member pharmacies on COVID vaccine equity

WASHINGTON— On Wednesday, March 24, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) COVID-19 task force met with NACDS member pharmacies – including Albertsons, Southeastern Grocers, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Ahold Delhaize Pharmacy Brands (Food Lion, Giant Pharmacy, Hannaford Bros. Co., Martin’s, Stop & Shop) and The Medicine Shoppe – to discuss pharmacies’ commitment to ensuring equitable vaccine deployment and health equity.   In February, the CHC met with CVS, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens and

NACDS RxIMPACT announces Grassroots Awards during 2021 virtual program

NACDS RxIMPACT announces Grassroots Awards during 2021 virtual program

WASHINGTON – The NACDS RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program announced several grassroots recognitions during the Virtual 2021 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill opening program on Thursday, March 4. In addition to the ground-breaking event’s critical importance in advocating for pro-patient, pro-pharmacy priorities, the 2021 program also served as the virtual venue for the announcement of

RxImpact Day gains potency amid crisis

RxImpact Day gains potency amid crisis

The importance of retail pharmacy has been thrown into relief by COVID-19, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is making the most of the present moment by informing members of Congress and other federal officials about policy matters that affect the profession and its ability to care for patients. The pandemic may have

NACDS, member pharmacies unite with diverse, all-female school to prepare students for profession in community pharmacy

NACDS, member pharmacies unite with diverse, all-female school to prepare students for profession in community pharmacy

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS remains committed to directly addressing disparities in health care and shedding light on those Americans who face a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 and other disease. In 2020, NACDS created the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness (IDEA) Task Force to identify and pursue opportunities to bring about progress in these critical areas. As

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: How Congress can make consumer safety a top priority in 2021

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: How Congress can make consumer safety a top priority in 2021

Morning Consult today published the following op-ed piece on the anticipated re-introduction of the INFORM Consumers Act from NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson:  For many Americans, pharmacies have been a trusted source of advice and essential products amid the uncertainty of the ongoing public health crisis, and members of the National Association

NACDS and the CRA urge California to allow increase in pharmacy technician-to-pharmacist ratio

NACDS and the CRA urge California to allow increase in pharmacy technician-to-pharmacist ratio

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson and the California Retailers Association (CRA) president and CEO Rachel Michelin issued the following statement today: Pharmacies,  pharmacists  and pharmacy teams  continue to play a critical role in the nation’s COVID-19  response and recovery efforts.  Effectively leveraging the existing retail

NACDS to hold RxIMPACT Virtual Hill Day

NACDS to hold RxIMPACT Virtual Hill Day

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Thursday, March 4, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will hold a virtual version of the 13th Annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. A total of 327 advocates from all 50 states will assemble – virtually – to hold nearly 480 Congressional remote meetings. Today, the NACDS Board of

New roles for NACDS’ Krese, Boutte and Jaeger

New roles for NACDS’ Krese, Boutte and Jaeger

ARLINGTON, Va. – Focused on delivering value to the membership, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has announced three moves to advance a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. NACDS is fully integrating its federal legislative, grassroots, political, and strategic communications functions. The Association also is focused on emphasizing a highly collaborative approach to strategic