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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

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

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

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