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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Total Store Expo product showcase winners

Total Store Expo product showcase winners

BOSTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced the winners of the 2019 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase. Diverse products were on display in the “Product Showcase” in the Exhibit Hall. The Product Showcase provided increased visibility for products suppliers were offering to retailers at the event. Chosen by the retail

NACDS hotline rallies industry to urge DIR relief

NACDS hotline rallies industry to urge DIR relief

WASHINGTON — With the Senate Finance Committee expected to begin making decisions on spending bills as early as today, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a telephone hotline — (866) DIR-RE4M — that pharmacy advocates can use to urge the inclusion of DIR fee relief in drug-pricing legislation. An NACDS RxImpact grassroots

NACDS members stay engaged

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chris Lane took the gavel as the newly elected chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores last month with a call to collective action on the challenges facing ­pharmacists. “Whether you are a chain or associate member, your active engagement in supporting and promoting our Access Agenda and legislative

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following statement Thursday after a final drug pricing rule was released and failed to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees, or pharmacy DIR: “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy

New NACDS chairman emphasizes ‘entire industry’

New NACDS chairman emphasizes ‘entire industry’

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Chris Lane Tuesday affirmed NACDS’ commitment to “supporting all dimensions of today’s retail pharmacy,” declaring that “it’s an approach that makes NACDS — more than a trade association — an essential partner in our industry.” Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, delivered his

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

WASHINGTON – An impressive force of 424 advocates from all 50 states reached every Congressional office during the 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Since its inception in 2009, the groundbreaking event has seen a 200% total participation increase, including representation from 60% of colleges and schools of

DIR fee reform highlights NACDS conference

DIR fee reform highlights NACDS conference

PALM BEACH – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ campaign-style approach to the issues crucial for pharmacy value and viability dominated Monday’s opening session of the 2019 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. NACDS’ top-priority issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlined the discussion of the Association’s “Access Agenda” – which emphasizes that

NACDS’ Anderson commends column praising pharmacists

NACDS’ Anderson commends column praising pharmacists

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has  responded to “The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health,” a New York Times article published on January 28 that emphasizes the increasingly important role of pharmacists in health care delivery. NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson wrote, “This column validates further the competence,

NACDS promotes six to advance Access Agenda

NACDS promotes six to advance Access Agenda

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has promoted six staff members to roles vital to the advancement of the NACDS Access Agenda and its related issue campaigns. Michael Angeloni was named government affairs and communications associate. He had been government affairs coordinator. Christie Boutte was appointed vice president of regulatory advocacy and

NACDS stays on the offensive

DENVER — The emerging trade war that the White House is waging against much of the world could jeopardize gains retail pharmacy leaders have made in transforming their businesses and the industry, Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, said last month in welcoming retailers and suppliers

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