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Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

BOISE, Idaho  – Under a new state law that takes effect Monday, Albertsons pharmacy technicians in the Boise area are the first in the state with the training to prescribe the life-saving opioid antagonist naloxone. The new Idaho law, signed by Governor Brad Little in February, addresses the opioid epidemic head on by expanding to

NACDS welcomes 2019 National Drug Control Strategy

NACDS welcomes 2019 National Drug Control Strategy

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today welcomed the White House’s release of the 2019 National Drug Control Strategy, and expressed in particular the Association’s commitment to collaboration as part of the solution to the opioid-abuse epidemic. “We have an opportunity to continue to build on longstanding and ongoing efforts to

NACDS’ Anderson commends column praising pharmacists

NACDS’ Anderson commends column praising pharmacists

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has  responded to “The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health,” a New York Times article published on Jan. 28 that emphasizes the increasingly important role of pharmacists in health care delivery. NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson wrote, “This column validates further the competence,

NACDS promotes six to advance Access Agenda

NACDS promotes six to advance Access Agenda

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has promoted six staff members to roles vital to the advancement of the NACDS Access Agenda and its related issue campaigns. Michael Angeloni was named government affairs and communications associate. He had been government affairs coordinator. Christie Boutte was appointed vice president of regulatory advocacy and

CaryRx aims to Uberize pharmacies with mobile platform

CaryRx aims to Uberize pharmacies with mobile platform

WASHINGTON — Cary Rx has extended the release of their enterprise offering, CaryRx Enterprise, providing a cost-efficient platform that enables any pharmacy to transform into a tech-enabled operation. The CaryRx Enterprise technology stack seamlessly enables existing healthcare systems and pharmacies to become a fully mobile-enabled pharmacy, on par with on-demand services such as Uber, DoorDash, and

Hy-Vee acquires script files of 22 Shopko pharmacies in 17 cities

Hy-Vee acquires script files of 22 Shopko pharmacies in 17 cities

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee Inc. has acquired the prescription files of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Shopko patient files will merge into existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the 17 cities where the acquisitions have taken place. “As we continue to grow our pharmacy business, we pride

Aurobindo gets FDA approval for silodosin capsules

Aurobindo gets FDA approval for silodosin capsules

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for silodosin capsules, 4 mg and 8 mg. Aurobindo’s silodosin capsules are an AB-rated generic equivalent to the reference listed drug, Allergan Sales, LLC’s Rapaflo. Silodosin, an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist, is

NACDS sends members analysis of 2018 state elections

NACDS sends members analysis of 2018 state elections

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Store (NACDS) has provided to the membership a state-by-state overview of the 2018 elections, and their implications for a pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policy agenda. The memo described the election results for state legislative chambers and governor’s races. The state-election analysis follows a previously distributed summary of federal-election

Study says many consumers have abandoned a prescription at pharmacy due to cost

Study says many consumers have abandoned a prescription at pharmacy due to cost

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Nearly half of consumers have abandoned a medication prescribed by their physician because it was too expensive, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. At a time when the federal government is pushing a variety of measures to make prescription drug prices

CVS sales, earnings top Wall Street estimates

CVS sales, earnings top Wall Street estimates

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Pharmacy gains propelled CVS Health’s second quarter results ahead of Wall Street’s expectations. Retail sales for the three months ended June 30 climbed 5.7% to $20.7 billion, despite less front-end traffic. Overall same-store sales rose 5.9%. Pharmacy sales jumped 8.3% from a year ago, while same-store front-end sales dipped 1%. CVS’ revenue advanced

Pharmacy groups file brief in Medicaid lawsuit

Pharmacy groups file brief in Medicaid lawsuit

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) filed a legal brief this week with the Washington State Court of Appeals, challenging the state’s refusal to reimburse community pharmacies for the costs of providing care and services to disadvantaged

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