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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

NACDS, NGA welcome Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS, NGA welcome Biden’s COVID-19 plan

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Grocers Association both applauded President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan, which calls for leveraging community pharmacists in an effort to speed the vaccination of more Americans. Biden announced his administration’s “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness” on Thursday. “President Biden’s plan demonstrates

Emerson’s Industry Day envisions post-COVID retail future

NEW YORK — The COVID-19 pandemic has left few major business sectors untouched, and retail — as well as the supplier community that serves it — is adapting to a landscape transformed by profound changes in consumer behavior and ­priorities. To help the industry navigate these uncharted waters, Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers

NACDS applauds decision on vaccinations, COVID-19 tests

NACDS applauds decision on vaccinations, COVID-19 tests

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

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

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.

NACDS urges Operation Warp Speed to rely on pharmacies

NACDS urges Operation Warp Speed to rely on pharmacies

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

Meijer’s Rick Keyes named new NACDS chairman

Meijer’s Rick Keyes named new NACDS chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. – Rick Keyes, president and chief executive officer of Meijer Inc., has succeeded Richard Ashworth as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Triggered by Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to become CEO at Tivity Health Inc., the transition adheres to the association’s long-established succession plan. Rick Keyes Keyes, who had

NACDS issues report on reopening America

NACDS issues report on reopening America

WASHINGTON – To reopen the nation successfully and to suppress future COVID-19 outbreaks, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is urging government actions supporting three key objectives that are crucial for the health of all Americans, and especially for those who are left behind economically and medically. These actions relate directly to testing,

NACDS on COVID-19: States must act now for medication access

NACDS on COVID-19: States must act now for medication access

WASHINGTON – The nation’s governors received from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday a recommendation of how to help maintain patients’ medication access during the COVID-19 pandemic. NACDS provided a model executive order that would foster medication access. The association also noted the importance of recent action by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

2020 NACDS Annual Meeting will not be held

2020 NACDS Annual Meeting will not be held

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced Monday that the 2020 Annual Meeting will not be held, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the statement from NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson: An unwavering member focus defines NACDS and the NACDS Annual Meeting. As the COVID-19 situation evolved

Citing COVID-19, NACDS cancels RxIMPACT Day

Citing COVID-19, NACDS cancels RxIMPACT Day

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores cancelled its planned RxIMPACT Day, citing the likelihood of cancelled meetings due to the COVID-19 virus. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson announced the cancellation Monday in a memo posted on the association’s web site. The event was to include a reception and dinner

DEA ‘Drug Take Back Day’ backed by NACDS

DEA ‘Drug Take Back Day’ backed by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a chance to help keep opioids out of the wrong hands and to raise awareness of other critical resources that help keep patients, families and communities safe, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores  said Friday. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its partners showcase

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