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NACDS addresses DIR fees, other “access agenda” priorities

NACDS addresses DIR fees, other “access agenda” priorities

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted comments to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in response to the agency’s request-for-information on drug-pricing public policy issues. “We believe there are numerous opportunities to achieve the goals of lowering the financial burdens on patients and making prescription drugs more

NACDS RxIMPACT rallies senate support for action on DIR fees

NACDS RxIMPACT rallies senate support for action on DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program has mobilized to support a U.S. Senate initiative urging action by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform in Medicare Part D. NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy advocates are urging Senators to

House passes bipartisan opioid abuse package

House passes bipartisan opioid abuse package

ARLINGTON, Va. – Legislation backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to help address the opioid abuse epidemic was passed today by the House of Representatives. The bill – the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) – would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under Medicare

Senate panel green lights e-prescribing Bill

Senate panel green lights e-prescribing Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Senate Finance Committee has passed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460), which is backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed companion legislation (H.R. 3528) on May 9. The legislation would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through

Former White House press secretary Earnest to speak at TSE

Former White House press secretary Earnest to speak at TSE

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced that former White House press secretary and noted political commentator Josh Earnest will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 25 to 27 in Denver. Earnest, respected by Washington insiders in

Senate Committee moves NACDS-backed Drug Disposal Bill

Senate Committee moves NACDS-backed Drug Disposal Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) welcomed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage today of S. 2645, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, which is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’ policy recommendations to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, and with pharmacies’ current drug disposal initiatives. Sen.

NACDS applauds Iowa e-prescribing Law to help stop opioid abuse

NACDS applauds Iowa e-prescribing Law to help stop opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Iowa state legislators and Governor Kim Reynolds (R) for the enactment of HF 2377, an opioid omnibus bill which includes a critical mandate to require electronic prescribing for all drugs in the state of Iowa, effective January 1, 2020. “Governor Reynolds and the

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting in April, the NACDS leadership emphasized the importance of retailer-supplier collaboration across diverse product categories, and positioned the NACDS Total Store Expo as a natural progression of retailer-supplier collaboration throughout the year. With a theme of “Leading Health and

NACDS lauds Oklahoma e-prescribing Law to help prevent opioid abuse

NACDS lauds Oklahoma e-prescribing Law to help prevent opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Oklahoma state legislators, Governor Mary Fallin (R) and Attorney General Mike Hunter (R) for the enactment of House Bill 2931, which mandates electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances in the state of Oklahoma, effective January 1, 2020. “NACDS thanks Oklahoma

NACDS praises Tennessee e-prescribing Law

NACDS praises Tennessee e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. —  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Tennessee state legislators and Governor Bill Haslam (R) for the enactment of House Bill 1993, which requires that on or after January 1, 2020, prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances in the state of Tennessee must be issued as an electronic prescription from

NACDS-backed e-prescribing bill to fight opioid abuse passes

NACDS-backed e-prescribing bill to fight opioid abuse passes

ARLINGTON, Va. –  Legislation backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to help address the opioid abuse epidemic was passed today by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill – the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) – would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through V controlled substances prescriptions covered under

NACDS welcomes House drug disposal bill

NACDS welcomes House drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – On the day before National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores today thanked the lead U.S. House of Representatives sponsors of H.R. 5628, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, for their introduction of bipartisan legislation that is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’

NACDS applauds Senate letter on TRICARE pharmacy access

NACDS applauds Senate letter on TRICARE pharmacy access

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores today thanked U.S. Senators Michael Rounds (R, S.D.) and Gary Peters (D, Mich.) for their leadership in sending a bipartisan letter to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Robert Wilkie, undersecretary for personnel and readiness. The letter – signed by 23 Senators – expresses appreciation to

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Change – confronting it and creating it – has emerged as a powerful theme of the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. That fact was on display throughout Business Program remarks yesterday by NACDS chairman of the board Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and