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National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS

NACDS urges DIR fee reform to House Ways and Means Committee

NACDS urges DIR fee reform to House Ways and Means Committee

ARLINGTON, Va.—The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Tuesday submitted a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for the hearing titled “The Cost of Rising Prescription Drug Prices.” NACDS described the importance of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform for reducing patients’ out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, and

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday lauded 24 patient and consumer groups for advocating for pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator

NACDS, NCPA praise senate action to reduce patient drug costs

NACDS, NCPA praise senate action to reduce patient drug costs

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday praised a bipartisan Senate letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. The letter thanked the Secretary for concepts in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule, Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage

NACDS demonstrates need for DIR fee reform in comments to CMS

NACDS demonstrates need for DIR fee reform in comments to CMS

ARLINGTON, Va.—Based on insights from member pharmacies that serve as the front lines of healthcare delivery, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted extensive and thoroughly documented comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in support of the agency’s proposal to reform direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees – reform

Patient safety key as NACDS and APhA oppose prescription drug importation

Patient safety key as NACDS and APhA oppose prescription drug importation

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) expressed concerns about the risks to patient health and the security of the prescription drug supply chain in opposing legislation that would allow for personal and commercial importation of prescription drugs outside of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)

NACDS applauds Pennsylvania e-prescribing Law

NACDS applauds Pennsylvania e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (HB 353) in Pennsylvania that will help to prevent opioid abuse. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed the legislation yesterday. The new law requires that all controlled substance prescriptions be electronically prescribed, with certain exceptions. The law takes

NACDS participates in signing of “gag clause” bills

NACDS participates in signing of “gag clause” bills

ARLINGTON, Va. – At the invitation of the White House, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today participated with President Trump in the signing ceremony for the Patient Right to Know Prices Act (S. 2554) and the Know the Lowest Price Act (S. 2553). Representing NACDS at the ceremony were NACDS vice chairman

U.S. Senate passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

U.S. Senate passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – This week the U.S. Senate passed the opioid-abuse-prevention legislation that reflects aspects of all four of the policy topics recommended by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and that the U.S. House of Representatives passed on September 28. The bill now goes to President Trump for consideration, and the White House

NACDS to co-host workshop on healthy equity at APHA Expo

NACDS to co-host workshop on healthy equity at APHA Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the CDC Foundation will host a pre-conference workshop designed to convene public health, pharmacy and health care stakeholders to identify gaps in patient care access, leverage partnerships, and determine practices for improved population health outcomes. The forum

NACDS praises passage of bill to prohibit “gag clauses”

NACDS praises passage of bill to prohibit “gag clauses”

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) praised the U.S. Senate’s passage last evening of the Patient Right to Know Prices Act (S. 2554). The bill would help patients in private plans save money on prescription drugs by ending so-called “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacists from telling patients they could save

NACDS applauds California e-prescribing Law

NACDS applauds California e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (AB 2789) in California that will help to prevent opioid abuse. California Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation yesterday. Effective January 1, 2022, the bill will require healthcare practitioners authorized to issue prescriptions to have

NACDS praises Massachusetts e-prescribing Law

NACDS praises Massachusetts e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of the Massachusetts state legislature, under the leadership of House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D) and Senate President Karen Spilka (D), along with Governor Charlie Baker (R), for the enactment of House Bill 4742. The new law requires that on or after January 1,

NACDS lauds Oklahoma e-prescribing Law to help prevent opioid abuse

NACDS lauds Oklahoma e-prescribing Law to help prevent opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Oklahoma state legislators, Governor Mary Fallin (R) and Attorney General Mike Hunter (R) for the enactment of House Bill 2931, which mandates electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances in the state of Oklahoma, effective January 1, 2020. “NACDS thanks Oklahoma

NACDS praises Tennessee e-prescribing Law

NACDS praises Tennessee e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. —  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Tennessee state legislators and Governor Bill Haslam (R) for the enactment of House Bill 1993, which requires that on or after January 1, 2020, prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances in the state of Tennessee must be issued as an electronic prescription from