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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

NACDS and the National Association of County and City Health Officials to hold virtual event on February 25

NACDS and the National Association of County and City Health Officials to hold virtual event on February 25

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Thursday, February 25, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will jointly host a webinar titled: “COVID-19 Vaccination Stories from the Field: Local Health Department & Pharmacy Partnerships.” The webinar will center on the collaboration occurring at the community

Michael Ayotte named NACDS’ SVP of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy

Michael Ayotte named NACDS’ SVP of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has appointed Michael Ayotte as senior vice president of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy, bringing to the organization a life-long innovator and advocate who is known for his passion for pharmacy and for his commitment to results on its behalf. Ayotte will lead NACDS’ advancement

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) rulemaking that implements a 2016 law allowing for the partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances is a necessary step to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, yet changes are recommended to ensure success, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS submitted comments this

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

  With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on

NACDS hosts media briefing on pharmacies’ role in the COVID vaccination effort

NACDS hosts media briefing on pharmacies’ role in the COVID vaccination effort

ARLINGTON, Va. — Last Friday afternoon, NACDS conducted its second regular media briefing on COVID-19 vaccinations, and pharmacies’ role in the initiative. During the briefing, NACDS emphasized that pharmacies across America are prepared and have the experience to turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments, and that the ramp-up will continue as the program is expanded

NACDS recommends congressional action regarding pharmacies’ critical role in overcoming pandemic

NACDS recommends congressional action regarding pharmacies’ critical role in overcoming pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS today submitted a statement for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Road to Recovery: Ramping up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing and Medical Supply Chain.”  In the statement, NACDS underscored the critical role that pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy teams continue to play in the nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. This includes expanding equitable and convenient access to COVID-19

NACDS backs “partial fill” concept to curb opioid abuse

NACDS backs “partial fill” concept to curb opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) rulemaking that implements a 2016 law allowing for the partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances is a necessary step to help address the opioid-abuse epidemic, yet changes are recommended to ensure success, NACDS said in comments to the DEA this week.   NACDS submitted its comments on a DEA notice of proposed rulemaking, which seeks to implement aspects of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.    “Given the

NACDS welcomes Biden Administration’s activation of federal program for COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies

NACDS welcomes Biden Administration’s activation of federal program for COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following the Biden Administration’s launch today of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program, as described by White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients: “Today’s announcement is another crucial step forward to helping Americans get back to all