ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement today upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issuance of guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorizing qualified pharmacy technicians and state-authorized pharmacy interns to administer childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement Thursday upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issuanceof guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to expand access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are made available. This guidance authorizes state-licensed pharmacists to
BOISE, Idaho — Chain drug industry veteran Mark Panzer, who most recently headed Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy operations, has left the company to pursue other interests. A former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Panzer had been senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons since 2015. “We sincerely thank Mark
In this installment of our Video Forum series, Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer Inc., and current chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, talks about his priorities at NACDS, the response of his company and the industry to COVID-19, and the pivotal role that retail pharmacies will play in administering
Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Dr. Peter Cressy, Director of Executive Programs at the George Washington Leadership Institute, have a conversation about the challenges facing associations and how leaders of today can learn from leaders of the past.
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS on Wednesday urged Congress to take necessary action to help pharmacies and pharmacists scale and sustain COVID-19 testing services for the benefit of patients, communities, states and the nation. NACDS also expressed disappointment about lobbying by the American Medical Association (AMA) that stands in the way of patients’ enhanced access to
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has promoted Christie Boutte to the position of senior vice president of state strategic affairs and advocacy, effective June 29. Boutte brings to the role more than 20-years of experience as a practicing pharmacist for NACDS member companies, as a government professional at the Centers for
WASHINGTON — On June 24, the NACDS Board of Directors “virtually” met with seven key members of the Trump Administration and Congress: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma; U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA); and U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and
To loosely quote a memorable Martin Luther King passage: “We face some difficult days ahead.” Perhaps no words more accurately capture the current situation facing the nation’s mass retailers. The notification, hardly surprising given the current state of the industry, that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has been forced to cancel its annual
ARLINGTON, Va. – In a letter-to-the-editor, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson took extremely strong issue with a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that ignored the unique role of pharmacies and pharmacists in patient health, medication safety, health care cost reduction and crisis response. Steven Anderson The newspaper referred
ARLINGTON – In a letter, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) urged the administration’s Operation Warp Speed to rely on the proven record of pharmacies and pharmacists for the rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccines when they are available. “For more than a decade since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, government planning to distribute and administer federally purchased
ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS was invited to include an ad in a USA Today digital supplement that debuted on Saturday, May 16. NACDS took the opportunity to recognize the heroic work of NACDS member companies’ team members. The USA Today digital supplement – “Sustaining America” – featured retailers’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic.