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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

NACDS report quantifies 2017 chain-member giving

NACDS report quantifies 2017 chain-member giving

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, with the assistance of Deloitte & Touche LLP, has developed a report on the community engagement activities of NACDS chain member companies. The report is intended to empower further discussions about opportunities for chains and suppliers to collaborate to help address society’s needs. The 2017

NACDS praises Congress’ call for DIR fee reform

NACDS praises Congress’ call for DIR fee reform

ARLINGTON, Va. — In the growing effort to achieve pro-patient and pro-pharmacy reforms of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in Medicare Part D, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores today hailed a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar signed by 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and led

NACDS among group joining in fight against opioid abuse

NACDS among group joining in fight against opioid abuse

WASHINGTON—  Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with more than 90 Americans dying each day from overdose of opioids, and many more becoming addicted. Recognizing the urgency and impact of this issue on the health of millions of patients across the country, a coalition

NACDS: Progress made on Medicare Part D changes

NACDS: Progress made on Medicare Part D changes

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has analyzed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed Medicare Part D changes, and found progress on topics related to advancing e-prescribing and medication therapy management (MTM); further addressing opioid issues in a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy manner; and fostering pharmacy access. CMS’ approaches