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Steven Anderson

New structure, staff roles empower NACDS’ issue campaigns

New structure, staff roles empower NACDS’ issue campaigns

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has elevated and enhanced three key functions to integrate with NACDS’ campaign-style approach to issue advocacy. Federal government affairs, state government affairs, and public policy now will operate as dedicated and distinct, yet highly collaborative, functions in support of NACDS’ four campaigns established by

Pharmacists Month and Day invite affirmation of commitment to opioid abuse prevention, NACDS says

Pharmacists Month and Day invite affirmation of commitment to opioid abuse prevention, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va. — With American Pharmacists Month observed in October, and World Pharmacists Day observed on September 25, NACDS is distributing its 30-second message that reflects pharmacies’ and pharmacists’ commitment to serving as part of the solution to opioid abuse and to pain care. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson said, “Opioid abuse

NACDS to co-host workshop at APHA Expo in November

NACDS to co-host workshop at APHA Expo in November

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the CDC Foundation will co-host a pre-conference workshop that brings together public health, pharmacy and health care stakeholders to assess gaps in patient care access, leverage partnerships, and analyze practices for improved population health outcomes. The forum—in

United call at TSE for DIR fee relief

United call at TSE for DIR fee relief

BOSTON — Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores thanked attendees at the organization’s Total Store Expo for their dedication around such issues as direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform and opiate misuse. “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them

Medicaid patients’ pharmacy access defended by NACDS

Medicaid patients’ pharmacy access defended by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va.— Rolling back assurances that Medicaid patients have appropriate health care access in each state would jeopardize health and increase costs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in official comments. NACDS’ comments take issue with a proposed rule that would repeal the approach

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at NACDS TSE

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at NACDS TSE

BOSTON – “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them at TSE.” With those words, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chairman of the board Chris Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, summarized the NACDS Total Store Expo’s role in helping

TSE unites the industry for a powerful experience

TSE unites the industry for a powerful experience

In a recent column, Chain Drug Review editor David Pinto described the 2019 NACDS Annual Meeting this way: “In an ever-changing retail universe, a world where today’s bright hope is tomorrow’s used-to-be, the [NACDS] Annual Meeting, held each spring, remains the standard by which retail meetings are, or should be, judged. “To borrow a well-known

DisposeRx supports NACDS’ statement on the role of community pharmacies in opioid crisis

DisposeRx supports NACDS’ statement on the role of community pharmacies in opioid crisis

SANFORD, N.C. —  DisposeRx, a drug disposal company committed to eradicating the misuse of leftover medications in the home medicine cabinet, announced Wednesday its support and affirmation of a statement recently issued by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) regarding the key role of community pharmacies in helping to solve the opioid crisis.

DIR fee relief urged in NACDS’ new campaign

DIR fee relief urged in NACDS’ new campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacy “DIR fees” that have exploded by 45,000 percent from 2010 to 2017 are inflating seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and forcing pharmacies out of business. These pharmacy “direct and indirect remuneration” (DIR) fees must be addressed in drug-pricing legislation. That message about DIR fees is the subject of a new cable, broadcast and

NACDS praises Missouri’s e-prescribing Law

NACDS praises Missouri’s e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Monday praised Missouri’s enactment of SB 514, which requires electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, with specified exceptions, effective January 1, 2021. The measure is vital for helping to address the opioid-abuse epidemic by reducing fraud and abuse. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed the

John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act gains broad support

John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act gains broad support

ARLINGTON, Va. — The bipartisanship of the John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act (S. 724/H.R. 1614) is matched by its diverse support among addiction experts, pain management specialists, patient advocates and pharmacies, as indicated by a letter from 42 entities – and growing – to members of the U.S. Congress. American Society of Addiction

NACDS commends Kansas’ e-prescribing law

NACDS commends Kansas’ e-prescribing law

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS Tuesday praised Kansas’ enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (HB 2119) that would require all prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedules II-V that contain an opiate to be submitted electronically, which will help in the fight against opioid abuse. Enacted in April, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) held a ceremonial bill

Anderson has additional role on ASAE board

Anderson has additional role on ASAE board

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Committee of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the ASAE Foundation has selected Steven Anderson, president and chief executive officer, National Association of Chain Drug Stores as their new secretary-treasurer. This volunteer officer role places Anderson in line ultimately to serve as ASAE’s chairman. Anderson currently serves on ASAE’s board

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