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National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS

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)

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