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National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS

NACDS lauds three Georgia Laws increasing access to pharmacist-provided health care services

NACDS lauds three Georgia Laws increasing access to pharmacist-provided health care services

ATLANTA –The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of three pieces of legislation in Georgia (Act 19, Act 240 and Act 292) which greatly increase patient access to the quality healthcare services provided by pharmacies and pharmacy teams. The measures were signed into law by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R). The first measure

NACDS among coalition members urging implementation without delay for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

NACDS among coalition members urging implementation without delay for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

ARLINGTON, Va.– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is among the 13 health care entities urging Congress to ensure that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adheres to the January 1, 2022 deadline for compliance with the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) requirement. In a letter, NACDS and allied organizations urge

NACDS says HHS’ alignment of training requirements will enhance patients’ access to vaccinations in pharmacies

NACDS says HHS’ alignment of training requirements will enhance patients’ access to vaccinations in pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement today upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) issuance of an amendment to a prior Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) Declaration: “NACDS had urged HHS to resolve inconsistencies between federal and state

Preventive care requires reliance on pharmacy, NACDS tells CDC

Preventive care requires reliance on pharmacy, NACDS tells CDC

ARLINGTON, Va. — Preventive care as a public health strategy can benefit even more from the “clinical expertise and sweeping reach of community pharmacies,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) advised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in official comments. NACDS responded to CDC’s request-for-information on priority topics over the next five years

NACDS to co-host workshop at APHA Expo in November

NACDS to co-host workshop at APHA Expo in November

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

Medicaid patients’ pharmacy access defended by NACDS

Medicaid patients’ pharmacy access defended by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va.— Rolling back assurances that Medicaid patients have appropriate health care access in each state would jeopardize health and increase costs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in official comments. NACDS’ comments take issue with a proposed rule that would repeal the approach

NACDS issues statement on pharmacy’s commitment as part of the solution to opioid abuse

NACDS issues statement on pharmacy’s commitment as part of the solution to opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. – Following the release of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Automated Reports and Consolidated Ordering System (ARCOS) data, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following statement regarding pharmacy’s commitment to serving as part of the solution to opioid abuse: “Every day, pharmacists face a

NACDS expands recommendations for opioid abuse prevention

NACDS expands recommendations for opioid abuse prevention

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has announced four more policy recommendations for opioid abuse prevention. The new proposals build on current policies backed by NACDS, which are achieving results at the federal and state levels. The new recommendations include: • Prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) improvements; • Reforms in

Pharmacy “DIR fee” loophole must close, NACDS RxIMPACT urges

Pharmacy “DIR fee” loophole must close, NACDS RxIMPACT urges

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT program has launched an Action Alert, urging Congress to provide “DIR fee” relief in time to save pharmacies and to reduce seniors’ out-of-pocket drug costs. Through NACDS RxIMPACT, pharmacy advocates are contacting U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to

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)