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NACDS launches online resource tool

NACDS launches online resource tool

ARLINGTON,  Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Wednesday announced the online “NACDS Optimizing Care Process Guide,” a resource for states, pharmacies and others seeking to increase patients’ access to clinical care delivered in community pharmacies. This initiative aligns with other efforts to empower pharmacists to improve patients’ health outcomes, and with

NACDS praises Arkansas e-prescribing law preventing opioid abuse

NACDS praises Arkansas e-prescribing law preventing opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va.—The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) praises the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (SB 174), for controlled substance prescriptions for Schedule II through Schedule VI, which will help prevent opioid abuse. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed the bill into law March 13, which will become effective January 1, 2021. NACDS

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

WASHINGTON – An impressive force of 424 advocates from all 50 states reached every Congressional office during the 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Since its inception in 2009, the groundbreaking event has seen a 200% total participation increase, including representation from 60% of colleges and schools of

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will keep DIR fee reform front-and-center

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will keep DIR fee reform front-and-center

ARLINGTON, Va. — In just over two weeks, pharmacy advocates from all 50 states will travel to Washington, D.C. for NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. With direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlining the agenda, this event will make a powerful statement to the Trump Administration and to Congress about the crucial need

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday lauded 24 patient and consumer groups for advocating for pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator

NACDS, NCPA praise senate action to reduce patient drug costs

NACDS, NCPA praise senate action to reduce patient drug costs

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday praised a bipartisan Senate letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. The letter thanked the Secretary for concepts in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule, Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage

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

DIR fee reform highlights NACDS Regional

DIR fee reform highlights NACDS Regional

PALM BEACH – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ (NACDS) campaign-style approach to the issues crucial for pharmacy value and viability dominated today’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 emphasizes

NACDS gives input on HHS’ Healthy People 2030 initiative

NACDS gives input on HHS’ Healthy People 2030 initiative

ARLINGTON, Va.—The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted comments containing recommendations for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Healthy People 2030 initiative, which develops a new set of evidence-based, 10-year national objectives aimed at improving the health of all Americans. NACDS’ comments highlight the exceptional value of community pharmacy, in

Patient safety key as NACDS and APhA oppose prescription drug importation

Patient safety key as NACDS and APhA oppose prescription drug importation

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) expressed concerns about the risks to patient health and the security of the prescription drug supply chain in opposing legislation that would allow for personal and commercial importation of prescription drugs outside of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)

Pharmacists remain strong in Gallup honesty, ethics survey

Pharmacists remain strong in Gallup honesty, ethics survey

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacists rank third in Gallup’s 2018 survey of honesty and ethical standards, maintaining their consistently strong showing in the annual measure of diverse professions. Health-related professions swept the top three, with nurses ranking first and medical doctors ranking second – just one percentage point ahead of pharmacists. “We want to thank pharmacists

NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.8 million for patient-care initiatives

NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.8 million for patient-care initiatives

NEW YORK – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation celebrated its 20th Annual Foundation Dinner in New York on November 28. The event raised more than $1.8 million, which will help support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. In his remarks at the

NACDS briefs membership on industry-specific election dynamics

NACDS briefs membership on industry-specific election dynamics

In a memo to NACDS chain and associate members today, NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson, described detailed results of the 2018 Congressional elections from a pharmacy-specific perspective. The memo described changes in the leadership of key healthcare committees, the election results for Congressional champions of specific pharmacy issues, and other insights. The

NACDS applauds Pennsylvania e-prescribing Law

NACDS applauds Pennsylvania e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (HB 353) in Pennsylvania that will help to prevent opioid abuse. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed the legislation yesterday. The new law requires that all controlled substance prescriptions be electronically prescribed, with certain exceptions. The law takes

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