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Federal and state authorities urged to help bolster pharmacy security

Federal and state authorities urged to help bolster pharmacy security

ARLINGTON, Va.— On Monday, June 1, NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson shared with NACDS chain members the following information: “I want you to be aware that NACDS is communicating urgently with each of the nation’s governors, with state attorneys general, with state boards of pharmacy, with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and with the

Chains can be shielded from COVID-19 related legal action

Chains can be shielded from COVID-19 related legal action

As the retail pharmacy industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies in this space have had to keep in mind a variety of regulatory and enforcement concerns. Top among those are the threat of both government enforcement actions and private party civil litigation raising allegations of price gouging. In addition to forcing operational modifications to

Will the pandemic provide the push for positive change?

Will the pandemic provide the push for positive change?

As I write this column, I’m working at home, social distancing from others not in my immediate family, yet keeping close to my coworkers and community through a blend of online video and other communications. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, I wonder when we will return to “normal” — or even

What it will take to contain COVID-19

What it will take to contain COVID-19

As the nation’s health care system has come under intense scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors, nurses and hospital systems, especially those dealing directly with coronavirus patients, have earned accolades for their heroic efforts to save lives and restore health. Two other components of the health care system — one routinely undervalued, the other often

NPTA study shows many technicians feel unsafe at work amid COVID-19 pandemic

NPTA study shows many technicians feel unsafe at work amid COVID-19 pandemic

HOUSTON — New research from the National Pharmacy Association shows that pharmacy technicians feel unsafe working in pharmacy amid COVID-19 pandemic and that employers are not doing enough to protect the safety and well-being of the pharmacy staff, while also serving the needs of their patients. The survey, “COVID-19: A Survey of Pharmacy Technicians,” compared

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Medium’s website January 31st.) NACDS and member companies fielded media inquiries this week about the demand and supply of surgical masks amid coronavirus fears. This shows yet again that consumers think of pharmacies when they think of

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

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