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NACDS challenges WSJ on pharmacy value

NACDS challenges WSJ on pharmacy value

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

Gov. Newsom commended on testing move

Gov. Newsom commended on testing move

ARLINGTON, Va. — California Retailers Association (CRA) president Rachel Michelin and NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement Tuesday praising California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 testing action. “Gov. Newsom took important action today in support of California’s commitment to expand the reach of its COVID-19 testing, to advance public health, to ultimately re-open

NACDS applauds White House decision to approve pharmacist-provided COVID-19 testing

NACDS applauds White House decision to approve pharmacist-provided COVID-19 testing

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)  welcomed on Wednesday new federal guidance authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the guidance under the Public Readiness and

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

NACDS Regional caters to ‘proactive seekers’

NACDS Regional caters to ‘proactive seekers’

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Critical trends, information and relationships fueled a highly productive 2020 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference, held here February 2-4. Mike Wysong, 2020 NACDS Regional Chain Conference chairman and chief executive officer, CARE Pharmacies, opened the event by commending attendees for being active “seekers” of the ideas, products and

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at TSE

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at TSE

BOSTON – “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them at TSE.” With those words, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chairman of the board Chris Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, summarized the NACDS Total Store Expo’s role in helping

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting, NACDS named new officers, one new executive committee member and seven newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the Association re-elected seven board of directors members whose terms were expiring. Chris Lane, executive vice president of

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is fighting for the retail pharmacy industry’s future on a number of fronts, and the stakes are high. Of particular import is the issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, which represent a major threat. “Let’s be clear,” NACDS chairman Mark Panzer said

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