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Florida expands access to care through pharmacy health care destinations

Florida expands access to care through pharmacy health care destinations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the enactment of a new law – House Bill 389 – Florida has undertaken important public health efforts to enhance the convenience and accessibility of testing for common infectious diseases and appropriate treatment, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) said Friday. As a forward-leaning effort to help ensure the

NACDS lauds collaborative work that led to House Bill 42

NACDS lauds collaborative work that led to House Bill 42

WASHINGTON – With the enactment of a new law – House Bill 42 – New Mexico has taken a significant step toward improving health care access for its citizens, including those in rural areas and other underserved communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) said today. NACDS also hailed a unified effort of

NACDS cancels RxIMPACT Day due to COVID-19 concerns

NACDS cancels RxIMPACT Day due to COVID-19 concerns

NACDS has issued the following memo from Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS, regarding the cancellation of 2020 RxIMAPCT Day on Capitol Hill that was scheduled for March 10th and 11th: Due to developments this morning, actual and potential changes in Congress’ response to COVID-19 make it appropriate to cancel the 2020 NACDS RxIMPACT

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: DIR fees “as damaging to patients and pharmacies as advertised”

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: DIR fees “as damaging to patients and pharmacies as advertised”

ARLINGTON, Va. – Morning Consult Wednesday published an op-ed by NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson that tells Congress just how critical it is for the wellbeing of patients and pharmacies to enact relief from direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. “A simple truth is emerging about the complex topic known as pharmacy DIR fees: they

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Morning Consult’s website February 26th.) A simple truth is emerging about the complex topic known as pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees: They are as damaging to patients and to pharmacies as advertised. Adam J. Fein,

NACDS cites Harvard Business Review article to advance roles of pharmacists

NACDS cites Harvard Business Review article to advance roles of pharmacists

ARLINGTON, Va. – The current edition of NACDS Cites Harvard Business Review Article to Advance Roles of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians Harvard Business Review presents more than 300,000 readers with a compelling case for pharmacy patient care, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is working to extend its reach. NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson, published

Pharmacy shines in NACDS literature program

Pharmacy shines in NACDS literature program

ARLINGTON, Va. – The value of pharmacy is on display in the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Literature Program. Most recently, the third of three articles prepared by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Center for High-Value Health Care has been published by Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Considered as a whole, the article series

NACDS: Congress must act now to reduce costs

NACDS: Congress must act now to reduce costs

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is welcoming the strongest signal yet by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that a standardized pharmacy quality program should be created to help reduce patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs and to help patients maintain critical access to their pharmacies. Currently, quality measures

Proactive “seekers” find solutions at NACDS regional

Proactive “seekers” find solutions at NACDS regional

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Critical trends, information and relationships fueled a highly productive 2020 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference, held here February 2-4. Mike Wysong, 2020 NACDS Regional Chain Conference chairman and chief executive officer, CARE Pharmacies, opened the event by commending attendees for being active “seekers” of the ideas,

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Medium’s website January 31st.) NACDS and member companies fielded media inquiries this week about the demand and supply of surgical masks amid coronavirus fears. This shows yet again that consumers think of pharmacies when they think of

Executive Order 13890 relies on leveraging pharmacy, NACDS says

Executive Order 13890 relies on leveraging pharmacy, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va. — Executive Order 13890, signed by President Donald Trump to “protect and improve the Medicare program,” can only succeed if Medicare beneficiaries have access across the care continuum, including community pharmacies, NACDS has told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In comments to CMS related to Executive Order 13890, NACDS president and

U.S. Supreme Court’s review of pharmacy reimbursement law lauded by NACDS

U.S. Supreme Court’s review of pharmacy reimbursement law lauded by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court will review the Eighth Circuit Court’s decision that put the brakes on Arkansas’ law that would ensure that pharmacy reimbursement rates cover pharmacies’ costs of purchasing drugs. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) expressed appreciation for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, which

Pharmacies essential to value-based care, NACDS tells HHS Inspector General

Pharmacies essential to value-based care, NACDS tells HHS Inspector General

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has taken the fight for pharmacy patient care to an intriguing and potentially highly consequential arena. A federal agency will decide whether pharmacies should be included in the definition of “value-based enterprise (VBE) participant,” and NACDS’ comments answer that question with a powerfully substantiated “yes.” In a proposed rule, the U.S. Department

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