WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage
LAS VEGAS – The National Grocers Association and Clarion Events announced the successful conclusion of The NGA Show, which delivered a nearly 20% increase in attendance from grocery retail industry professionals to the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas for networking, product sourcing and education. The in-person show brought together independent retailers, wholesalers, food retail
WASHINGTON – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauded today’s introduction of the Pharmacy DIR Reform to Reduce Senior Drug Costs Act in both chambers of Congress. The legislation seeks to reduce patients’ cost-sharing, prevent plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from clawing back fees from pharmacies, enhance price transparency,
WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Association for Accessible Medicines and the National Grocers Association all applauded President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan, which calls for leveraging community pharmacists in an effort to speed the vaccination of more Americans. Biden announced his administration’s “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness”
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, offered support for bipartisan legislation that would allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be regulated as dietary supplements. Introduced Sept. 4, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (H.R. 8179) is sponsored by U.S. Reps.
WASHINGTON — Action by the Trump Administration, Congress or both is needed now to provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate drug costs paid by patients and the government, and that force pharmacies to fill Medicare prescriptions often below cost. That was the message delivered Monday in a letter to