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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

NACDS weighs in on burdens associated with DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. — The “untenable” procedures around direct and indirect remuneration fees (DIR fees) can be righted with measures reducing costs for beneficiaries and the government, while promoting a more quality-driven health care system, says the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS expressed that message in comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has slated two top speakers for its Sunday Business Program at the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be held April 21 to April 24 in Palm Beach, Fla. — Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Peggy Noonan and author and management educator Jim Collins. Noonan’s writing for

Gourlay: ‘Pharmacy is beautifully positioned’

Gourlay: ‘Pharmacy is beautifully positioned’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Pharmacy retailers and suppliers have a world of possibilities in front of them amid an evolving retail health care landscape, industry executives said at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. The conference gathered regional drug and supermarket chains (four to 250 locations) with supplier partners that help meet their customers’ health and wellness

NACDS among group joining in fight against opioid abuse

NACDS among group joining in fight against opioid abuse

WASHINGTON—  Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with more than 90 Americans dying each day from overdose of opioids, and many more becoming addicted. Recognizing the urgency and impact of this issue on the health of millions of patients across the country, a coalition

Columnist Peggy Noonan set as NACDS Annual Meeting speaker

Columnist Peggy Noonan set as NACDS Annual Meeting speaker

ARLINGTON, Va. — Author and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan will speak at the upcoming National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. NACDS said Monday that Noonan is scheduled for the first Business Program session on Sunday morning, April 22. As previously announced, author and business expert Jim Collins is set to speak in the second

NACDS RxImpact Day goes all-state in 2018

NACDS RxImpact Day goes all-state in 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — This year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill will literally bring a nationwide voice to Washington, D.C. Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of NACDS, said Thursday that the 2018 NACDS RxImpact Day scheduled for March 7 and 8 will include pharmacy advocates from all 50

NACDS, NCPA give input on Medicare Part D changes

NACDS, NCPA give input on Medicare Part D changes

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as it mulls Medicare Part D prescription drug program changes for the 2019 contract year. NACDS said Wednesday that in its comments to CMS the association expressed support for and provided added input

Regional chains don’t settle for status quo

Regional chains don’t settle for status quo

With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores gearing up for its annual NACDS Regional Chain Conference, which will run from February 4 through February 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., it is a good moment to appraise that segment of the community pharmacy industry. Greatly reduced in number by the consolidation wave that has repeatedly

Business guru Jim Collins to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

Business guru Jim Collins to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has tabbed best-selling author and business consultant Jim Collins as a keynote speaker for the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting. Collins, who has previously taken part in NACDS events, is scheduled to speak during the morning Business Program on Tuesday, April 24. The NACDS Annual Meeting runs April 21

NACDS helps retail pharmacy plan for unexpected

NACDS helps retail pharmacy plan for unexpected

One of the strengths of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is our approach to strategic planning. Specifically, each year we produce a plan that is focused, goal-oriented, member-centric, forward-thinking, efficient, effective and extremely flexible to adapt to any circumstance … to plan for the unexpected. That is exactly what is needed for NACDS

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

SAN ANTONIO — Even the best-run, most effective organizations can benefit from occasionally reconsidering their work in a new light. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a case in point. Long viewed as the country’s preeminent retail trade group, NACDS has in recent months broadened and deepened its already formidable commitment to the

Pharmacists’ role in public health lauded

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed the increasingly important role pharmacists are playing in public health in a recent op-ed published in Morning Consult. In the opinion piece,

Anderson spotlights pharmacy’s public health role

Anderson spotlights pharmacy’s public health role

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson co-authored an article appearing in Morning Consult that highlights the role of pharmacy in public health. Written with Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the column explains how community pharmacy is helping to address the threat of anti-microbial resistance as it has

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