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NACDS lauds enactment of Oregon PBM Reform Bill

NACDS lauds enactment of Oregon PBM Reform Bill

SALEM, OR – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of Oregon House Bill (HB) 4149. The measure, which was signed into law by Governor Tina Kotek (D), promises to help reduce prescription drug costs and preserve Oregonians’ vital access to pharmacy care by holding pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) accountable.

NACDS RxIMPACT presents 2024 Grassroots Awards

NACDS RxIMPACT presents 2024 Grassroots Awards

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program announced several grassroots recognitions during the 2024 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, March 13. This year’s event convened more than 300 pharmacy advocates and NACDS members from all 50 states, including students and faculty from nearly

NACDS joins HHS’ inaugural Food is Medicine Summit

NACDS joins HHS’ inaugural Food is Medicine Summit

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) joined policymakers, advocates, researchers, and stakeholders when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its first-ever Food is Medicine Summit on Wednesday. NACDS was there to discuss the importance of the concept — and the ways in which pharmacies and other healthcare

NACDS: PBM reform must include Medicare and Medicaid

NACDS: PBM reform must include Medicare and Medicaid

Arlington, VA – In anticipation of a July 26 legislative markup scheduled by the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is reminding the U.S. Congress that real and comprehensive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reform must include Medicare and Medicaid. A video message by NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson underscores the importance

Journalist Ron Brownstein to speak at Total Store Expo

Journalist Ron Brownstein to speak at Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va.– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) said Friday that Ron Brownstein — senior political analyst for CNN, senior editor for The Atlantic and contributing editor for National Journal — will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2023 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 12-14 in

NACDS honors John Standley at Annual Meeting

NACDS honors John Standley at Annual Meeting

NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson (left) presents NACDS Past Chair John Standley (right) and his wife, Annie, with the 2023 Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award on the final evening of the NACDS Annual Meeting. — PALM BEACH, Fla. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has recognized NACDS Past Chair

Annual Meeting marks NACDS’ 90th anniversary

Annual Meeting marks NACDS’ 90th anniversary

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Sunday addressed a high-energy and robust audience of retailer and supplier members at the 2023 NACDS Annual Meeting, in the Association’s 90th Anniversary year. Remarks of Brian Nightengale, NACDS chair, and president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, and NACDS President and CEO Steven C.

NACDS lauds major victory for patient access

NACDS lauds major victory for patient access

ARLINGTON, Va. –The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) applauds the Biden Administration’s announcement today that it plans to preserve much of the pharmacy access that is now relied on and expected by Americans, through moves advocated by NACDS for more than a year. In a fact sheet issued today, the U.S. Department of Health

NACDS praises continued focus on PBM reform

NACDS praises continued focus on PBM reform

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson issued the following statement today upon passage of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act (S. 127) by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee: “NACDS applauds the continued focus and diligence that the U.S. Congress is bringing to

NACDS applauds introduction of Texas pharmacy care bill

NACDS applauds introduction of Texas pharmacy care bill

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS today hailed the introduction of Texas House Bill (HB) 1105 — legislation led by Texas State Rep. Four Price (R) that would help ensure Texans ages three and up maintain convenient access to COVID-19 vaccinations and other immunizations at the healthcare destination of their choice. The regular session of the 88th Texas

Even before Election Day, we know one thing

Even before Election Day, we know one thing

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson offered some thoughts on Election Day and NACDS RxIMPACT which appeared in a recent NACDS newsletter: Tuesday’s election will decide a lot – including 435 U.S. Representatives, 35 U.S. Senators, 36 Governors, and more than 6,000 state legislators. Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and

NACDS Total Store Expo donates to C.A.R.E. Program

NACDS Total Store Expo donates to C.A.R.E. Program

BOSTON, Mass. – Exhibitors at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, held August 27-29 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), donated thousands of consumer goods to be dispersed to local non-profit organizations. The NACDS Total Store Expo is the largest gathering of retailers and suppliers in the health