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NACDS praises Missouri pro-pharmacy legislation

NACDS praises Missouri pro-pharmacy legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, the Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri state legislators, Governor Mike Parson (R) and bill sponsor Senator David Sater (R) – a pharmacist – for the enactment of pro-patient, pro-pharmacy, and pro-public-health provisions in legislation that advances pharmacy

Gen. Michael Hayden to keynote NACDS Total Store Expo

Gen. Michael Hayden to keynote NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — With international relations and cybersecurity among the high-profile issues of the day, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced a true expert on these issues, Gen. Michael Hayden, as the keynote speaker at the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo. Gen. Hayden will speak during the event’s Business Program on

NACDS-backed e-prescribing bill to fight opioid abuse passes

NACDS-backed e-prescribing bill to fight opioid abuse passes

ARLINGTON, Va. –  Legislation backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to help address the opioid abuse epidemic was passed today by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill – the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) – would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under

NACDS’ thought leadership on display at World Health Care Congress

NACDS’ thought leadership on display at World Health Care Congress

WASHINGTON – The role of National Association of Chain Drug Stores members in the conversation about improving healthcare and addressing related societal challenges was on display during the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress, held earlier this week here. The World Health Care Congress brought together decision-makers from payer, provider, pharmaceutical, government and solutions organizations

NACDS welcomes House drug disposal bill

NACDS welcomes House drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – On the day before National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores today thanked the lead U.S. House of Representatives sponsors of H.R. 5628, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, for their introduction of bipartisan legislation that is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’

NACDS praises Congress’ call for DIR fee reform

NACDS praises Congress’ call for DIR fee reform

ARLINGTON, Va. — In the growing effort to achieve pro-patient and pro-pharmacy reforms of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in Medicare Part D, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores today hailed a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar signed by 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and led

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded President Donald Trump’s new program to combat the drug abuse epidemic, dubbed “Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.” Announced by yesterday, the Stop Opioids Abuse plan targets what the White House said are key drivers of the opioid abuse crisis, including

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

NACDS members have a lot to offer in opioid fight

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in this month’s White House Opioid Summit as it continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at the March 1 event,

NACDS RxImpact Day part of ongoing dialogue

NACDS RxImpact Day part of ongoing dialogue

An understanding of the value created by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual RxImpact Day — for the policy makers and pharmacy advocates who participated, the pharmacy profession as a whole and, ultimately, patients across the country — came into sharp focus during the daylong series of meetings on Capitol Hill that is

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

NEW YORK — At a reception in Manhattan this month, Chain Drug Review honored the recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year Awards. In the spotlight before a throng of their retail peers and supplier partners were Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), who was named Retailer of the Year; Kevin

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

NACDS participates in White House Opioid Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores took part in yesterday’s White House Opioid Summit and continues to give retail pharmacy’s take on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Kevin Nicholson, vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs at NACDS, represented the association at Thursday’s event, which featured panels on education, prevention,

NACDS Regional Conference looks back — and ahead

NACDS Regional Conference looks back — and ahead

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As it marks 85 years of representing traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies and supplier partners, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is looking forward — as it demonstrated during its 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference here earlier this month. One of the keynote speakers during the

Industry strengthened by NACDS events

Industry strengthened by NACDS events

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is gearing up for three big events in the coming months, each of which will offer stakeholders in community pharmacy an opportunity to advance the interests of their organization and the industry as a whole. Taken together, NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, the NACDS Annual Meeting and

Pharmacy to make its mark at NACDS RxImpact Day

Pharmacy to make its mark at NACDS RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will set an all-time high for reach and participation when pharmacy advocates head to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill. NACDS said that at its 10th annual RxImpact Day lobbying drive, to be held March 7 and 8, more

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