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Steve Anderson

New roles for NACDS’ Krese, Boutte and Jaeger

New roles for NACDS’ Krese, Boutte and Jaeger

ARLINGTON, Va. – Focused on delivering value to the membership, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has announced three moves to advance a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. NACDS is fully integrating its federal legislative, grassroots, political, and strategic communications functions. The Association also is focused on emphasizing a highly collaborative approach to strategic

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

‘Partial fill’ concept endorsed by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) rulemaking that implements a 2016 law allowing for the partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances is a necessary step to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, yet changes are recommended to ensure success, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS submitted comments this

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

ARLINGTON, Va. — Regional pharmacy operators are playing an outsize role in “restoring hope for individuals in communities throughout the country,” National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said today. “This industry, and this profession, has said for decades that pharmacies can do even more as health care destinations in enhancing

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

  With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Dr. Peter Cressy, Director of Executive Programs at the George Washington Leadership Institute, have a conversation about the challenges facing associations and how leaders of today can learn from leaders of the past.

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va.– Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment could benefit from pharmacists’ accessibility and expertise, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) wrote in detailed letters to 15 Medicaid program directors. NACDS also called for action on policy recommendations designed to help prevent opioid abuse and addiction, while caring for those in pain. NACDS made

DIR fee reform issues highlight NACDS Regional

DIR fee reform issues highlight NACDS Regional

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ campaign-style approach to the issues crucial for pharmacy value and viability dominated this month’s opening session of the 2019 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. NACDS’ top-priority issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlined the discussion of the association’s “Access Agenda” — which

NACDS campaigns to make things happen

NACDS campaigns to make things happen

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores was at the top of its game during the Regional Chain Conference in Palm Beach, Fla., earlier this month. Often overshadowed by the association’s larger events, this hidden gem provides attendees with an initial look at the objectives that NACDS and its members will pursue during the course

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,

House sends NACDS-backed “gag clause” bill to President

House sends NACDS-backed “gag clause” bill to President

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) lauded Congressional leaders for their efforts to empower pharmacists help patients reduce out-of-pocket drug costs. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed versions of the Patient Right to Know Prices Act (S. 2554) and the Know the Lowest Price Act (S. 2553), thus

NACDS praises passage of bill to prohibit “gag clauses”

NACDS praises passage of bill to prohibit “gag clauses”

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) praised the U.S. Senate’s passage last evening of the Patient Right to Know Prices Act (S. 2554). The bill would help patients in private plans save money on prescription drugs by ending so-called “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacists from telling patients they could save

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