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NACDS makes case for pharmacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is running newspaper advertisements in selected congressional districts this month. The ads thanks members of Congress for sponsoring a bill that would let pharmacists provide basic health care services to Medicare patients in underserved areas, and urging passage and enactment of the legislation. The Pharmacy

Pharmacy isn’t idle as it works for provider status

Pharmacy isn’t idle as it works for provider status

For many pharmacists, provider status is the Holy Grail — seemingly in range yet still agonizingly beyond their grasp. While some pharmacists already provide clinical services to patients — from immunizations to medication therapy and chronic disease management to health coaching and point-of-care testing — a reliable, third-party compensation model for those services has yet

NACDS advances Access Agenda platform

NACDS advances Access Agenda platform

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association for Chain Drug Stores moved its Access Agenda platform forward with comments to Congress as committees consider the fiscal 2018 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NACDS said Thursday that it submitted statements highlighting pro-patient health care solutions as the Senate Finance Committee and the

Breaking category conventions to remain relevant

Breaking category conventions to remain relevant

Today’s drug store looks nothing like the drug store of your parents’ youth. Once upon a time, I was able to have neighborly banter with Stan, the local pharmacist, who greeted me warmly and actually knew all about me. Stan freely handed out community news, bad jokes and even a bit of innocuous gossip along

NACDS marshals support for provider status bill

NACDS marshals support for provider status bill

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is mobilizing its membership to voice their support of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, known as the pharmacist provider status bill. NACDS said its RxImpact grassroots program has kicked off a letter-writing campaign urging pharmacy advocates — including NACDS member companies, state

Provider status bill returns to House

Provider status bill returns to House

WASHINGTON — Just about a week after being reintroduced in the Senate, the pharmacy provider status bill is now once again before the House of Representatives. Reps. Brett Guthrie (R., Ky.), G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.), Ron Kind (D., Wis.) and Tom Reed (R., N.Y.) on Friday introduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

Pharmacist provider status bill back in play

Pharmacist provider status bill back in play

WASHINGTON – Pharmacist provider status legislation is back before Congress, with the bipartisan co-sponsorship of more than a quarter of the Senate. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), Bob Casey (D., Penn.) and Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) on Thursday reintroduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 109) with its 27 original co-sponsors. A