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NACDS wins pivotal pharmacy reimbursement case in Texas

NACDS wins pivotal pharmacy reimbursement case in Texas

AMARILLO, Texas — A Texas court has ruled in favor of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in its lawsuit against the state’s Health and Human Services Commission, which has far-reaching and precedent-setting implications for pharmacies. The Seventh Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s ruling. The decision can be read at: https://www.nacds.org/pdfs/NACDSvTX-HHS-June2024.pdf Pursuant

Major new NACDS ad campaign: “Time Is Now” for PBM reform

Major new NACDS ad campaign: “Time Is Now” for PBM reform

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is making it unmistakable: pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reform is must-pass legislation in the 118th Congress. The Association today launched a major new seven-figure national and local advertising campaign timed for this specific moment. It showcases engaged pharmacists, the bipartisan and broad support for

NACDS engages in Food as Medicine Strategy Summit

NACDS engages in Food as Medicine Strategy Summit

ARLINGTON Va. — NACDS participated on May 30 in a panel discussion hosted by thINc360 – The Healthcare Innovation Congress, which focused on how pharmacies and other healthcare stakeholders can help broaden the impact of food is medicine programs through technology, partnerships, and evidence-based interventions. NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson: “Consistent with a focus

NACDS spotlights Women’s Health Month

NACDS spotlights Women’s Health Month

ARLINGTON, Va. – In recognition of Women’s Health Month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has released digital content showcasing NACDS member pharmacies’ efforts to advance women’s health and to encourage women of all ages to prioritize their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. A focus on women’s health is important; nearly 46% of

NACDS to Senate: Pharmacists play a vital role

NACDS to Senate: Pharmacists play a vital role

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is reminding lawmakers that pharmacies and pharmacists — the nation’s most accessible healthcare providers — have an important role to play when it comes to driving food is medicine initiatives, providing prevention and management services for chronic disease, and delivering total health and wellness solutions.

NACDS Foundation hosts March of Dimes gala

NACDS Foundation hosts March of Dimes gala

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, May 15, March of Dimes hosted its 42nd Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation (NACDS Foundation) returned for its eighth year as a Platinum Sponsor of the evening. March of Dimes leads the fight for the

Video Forum: Kevin Host, Walmart

Video Forum: Kevin Host, Walmart

Kevin Host, senior vice president of pharmacy at Walmart and incoming NACDS chairman, talks about the state of the association and the industry it represents. Host discusses his priorities at NACDS, including DIR reform and expanded scope of practice for pharmacists, as well as efforts to foster innovation and build synergies between pharmacy and the

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

Pharmacy advocates to gather for NACDS RxIMPACT Day

Pharmacy advocates to gather for NACDS RxIMPACT Day

WASHINGTON – More than 300 pharmacists, other pharmacy representatives, student pharmacists and faculty, state association allies and others — representing all 50 states — will convene in Washington, D.C., March 13-14, for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. The pharmacy advocates will urge Members of Congress to act

Video Forum: Mike Wysong, CARE Pharmacies

Video Forum: Mike Wysong, CARE Pharmacies

Mike Wysong, the chief executive officer of CARE Pharmacies, tells this week’s Video Forum what his one-year term as NACDS chairman has taught him — about both the association and the industry. Wysong shares his views about the current state of the retail pharmacy business, as well as such important issues as PBM reform, expanding

NACDS urges action in wake of cyberattack

NACDS urges action in wake of cyberattack

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging immediate action to “mitigate healthcare disruptions stemming from the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare.” NACDS said, “Pharmacies remain fully committed

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