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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

NACDS at White House to mark “historic action” on opioid abuse epidemic

NACDS at White House to mark “historic action” on opioid abuse epidemic

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) was invited to a White House event today titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis,” at which the President signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – legislation that reflects aspects of all four of NACDS’ policy recommendations regarding opioid-abuse prevention.

NACDS invited to White House event on October 24

NACDS invited to White House event on October 24

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has been invited back to the White House for an event on Wednesday, October 24, that is titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis.” We also anticipate soon President Trump’s signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – which reflects aspects of all four of the policy

NACDS participates in signing of “gag clause” bills

NACDS participates in signing of “gag clause” bills

ARLINGTON, Va. – At the invitation of the White House, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today participated with President Trump in the signing ceremony for the Patient Right to Know Prices Act (S. 2554) and the Know the Lowest Price Act (S. 2553). Representing NACDS at the ceremony were NACDS vice chairman

U.S. Senate passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

U.S. Senate passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – This week the U.S. Senate passed the opioid-abuse-prevention legislation that reflects aspects of all four of the policy topics recommended by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and that the U.S. House of Representatives passed on September 28. The bill now goes to President Trump for consideration, and the White House

NACDS to co-host workshop on healthy equity at APHA Expo

NACDS to co-host workshop on healthy equity at APHA Expo

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

House passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

House passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The opioid-abuse-prevention legislation crafted by U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives negotiators reflects aspects of all four of the policy topics recommended by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The House passed the bill today, and the Senate anticipates voting next week. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) includes the