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NACDS applauds rule on DIR fee transparency

NACDS applauds rule on DIR fee transparency

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS on Monday expressed appreciation for a new federal rule that will help to reduce seniors’ out-of-pocket prescription drug costs by improving transparency of exorbitant direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees imposed by payers on pharmacies. NACDS insists that comprehensive DIR fee reform now depends on further legislative and regulatory action to

NACDS names 2022-2023 officers

NACDS names 2022-2023 officers

PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, two new executive committee members and three newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, NACDS re-elected nine board of directors members whose terms were set to expire. Brian Nightengale, president, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, will

Video Forum: Brian Nightengale, NACDS and Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Video Forum: Brian Nightengale, NACDS and Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Brian Nightengale, the incoming chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and head of AmerisourceBergen’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network, tells this week’s Video Forum about how he views NACDS’ role in the industry and outlines his priorities for the association. Securing relief from burdensome DIR fees, expanding the scope of pharmacy practice, and

NACDS Annual reaffirms industry as “face of neighborhood health care”

NACDS Annual reaffirms industry as “face of neighborhood health care”

PALM BEACH, Fla. – At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting Sunday, industry leaders commended NACDS-member retailers and suppliers for their ongoing collaboration and commitment to serving the American people — and emphasized the vital role the united industry can play in driving the future of total health and wellness. Colleen Lindholz, NACDS

Anderson on upcoming NACDS Annual Meeting

Anderson on upcoming NACDS Annual Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. — On the eve of the first in-person National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in three years, Geoff Walden, executive editor of MMR‘s sister publication Chain Drug Review, spoke with NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson about his expectations for the event. Anderson also talked about the most pressing issues facing

Karl Rove to speak at NACDS-PAC event

Karl Rove to speak at NACDS-PAC event

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS  announced that Karl Rove, senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for then-President George W. Bush, will speak at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC) Breakfast during the in-person 2022 NACDS Annual Meeting, to be held April 23-26 in Palm Beach, Fla. Karl Rove While at

NACDS Regional Chain Conference takes on big issues

NACDS Regional Chain Conference takes on big issues

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 2022 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference Program featured discussion on an array of timely issues — including the industry’s leadership role in pandemic response; federal and state legislative priorities; digital marketing and e-commerce; legal and regulatory compliance issues; pharmaceutical trends and forecasts; patient safety; today’s

NACDS Regional event affirms industry’s role

NACDS Regional event affirms industry’s role

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hannaford Bros. director of pharmacy operations Wendy Boynton launched the in-person National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2022 Regional Chain Conference on Monday by calling out all that has been accomplished over the past two years by the industry and within the profession. “Pharmacy has been recognized as being part of

NACDS hails Administration for taking on DIR fees

NACDS hails Administration for taking on DIR fees

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Friday lauded the Biden Administration for initiating action to rein in direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees and pledged continued vigilance to optimize the regulatory proposal for the benefit of seniors and for the viability of the pharmacies that serve them. Steven Anderson “DIR fees

NACDS: Pharmacists may be able to treat COVID

NACDS: Pharmacists may be able to treat COVID

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pharmacists may be able to “initiate treatment” of COVID-19 with pills like molnupiravir if the medications get emergency use authorization (EUA), an official with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday. Sara Roszak “The story isn’t over,” Sara Roszak, NACDS’ senior vice president of health and wellness strategy and policy,

NACDS report shows pharmacies’ pivotal role

NACDS report shows pharmacies’ pivotal role

  ARLINGTON, Va.  – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and Health Preparedness Partners, LLC (HPP) released on Wednesday a report entitled – “Community Retail Pharmacies’ Experience During the COVID-19 Response: Successes and Lessons Learned to Date” – which centers on the key lessons learned from local pharmacies providing COVID vaccinations and testing as well

NACDS report shows expanded role of pharmacies

NACDS report shows expanded role of pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. – A new report released Thursday by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security describes pharmacies’ success before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in confronting health inequities and disparities and issues recommendations for further progress in this critical area. The report, entitled “Striving Toward Health Equity in

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