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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

“Here, ready and efficient,” Fruth gets COVID shots to arms

“Here, ready and efficient,” Fruth gets COVID shots to arms

(Editor’s note: The following article appeared on the NACDS website.) POINT PLEASANT, W. Va — To embark on an inspirational hour, ask Lynne Fruth about West Virginia’s success in getting COVID-19 vaccines to patients’ arms. The Fruth Pharmacy president will beam with stories of pharmacists’ personal commitment, the senior team’s hands-on approach, the regional chain’s

NACDS flu-vaccination communications program named award finalist

NACDS flu-vaccination communications program named award finalist

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS’ flu-vaccination communications initiative has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2021 Public Affairs Council Advocacy Innovation Communications Award.   Chosen from more than 40 applications, NACDS’ flu awareness initiative was selected – according to the judges – because of the campaign’s innovative approach to reporting media coverage by state and Congressional District; commitment to presenting communications assets that reflect diversity and that are presented in English and Spanish; and effectiveness in

NACDS webinar features insights from Liebmann

NACDS webinar features insights from Liebmann

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a webinar this week sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, CEO and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the changing

NACDS, AAM and NGA praise President Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS, AAM and NGA praise President Biden’s COVID-19 plan

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Association for Accessible Medicines and the National Grocers Association all applauded President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan, which calls for leveraging community pharmacists in an effort to speed the vaccination of more Americans. Biden announced his administration’s “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness”

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s remarks today about his administration’s plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Pharmacies and pharmacy teams are ‘all in’ to help all Americans overcome this pandemic and get back to what we need and what we love. It remains our top priority

New NACDS ad positions pharmacies on COVID-19 vaccinations

New NACDS ad positions pharmacies on COVID-19 vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has released a new ad that says “it’s time to end this pandemic once and for all” and that “as vaccines become available, pharmacies are prepared to help reopen America.” The ad notes NACDS’ estimate, based on conservative assumptions, that pharmacies can meet demand

NACDS provides update on pharmacy’s role in vaccinations

NACDS provides update on pharmacy’s role in vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) held its latest virtual press briefing Wednesday, January 13 on the critical role of retail pharmacy in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson and the association’s senior vice president, pharmacy care and patient advocacy Kathleen Jaeger hosted the event, which

NACDS highlights members’ valuable health and wellness services and consumer focus in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report

NACDS highlights members’ valuable health and wellness services and consumer focus in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s high-profile “State of American Business” report and event include insights about the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) memberships’ vital role in serving Americans throughout the pandemic and beyond. As part of its economic analysis that is highly anticipated each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

NACDS-funded research receives 2021 APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Award

NACDS-funded research receives 2021 APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Award

ARLINGTON, Va.– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)-funded paper — “Exploring the implementation of a novel optimizing care model in the community pharmacy setting” — has received the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA’s) 2021 Wiederholt Prize for Best Published Papers Award for Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences. The paper — authored by Kenneth Hohmeier and Shane

Pharmacy groups hail Supreme Court’s Rutledge decision

Pharmacy groups hail Supreme Court’s Rutledge decision

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacy groups including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Thursday hailed the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision  in Rutledge, Attorney General of Arkansas v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. The decision upholds an Arkansas law that, according to NACDS’ amicus brief, “prevents [pharmacy benefit manager] PBM contracts from reimbursing pharmacies at low rates

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