NACDS' Kevin Nicholson spoke on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) in Orlando, Fla., about biosimilars during a plenary session at the meeting. Nicholson highlighted the need for shared non-proprietary names among interchangeable biosimilars; concerns about state legislation that hinders pharmacist substitution of interchangeable biosimilars; and concerns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' reimbursement policies for biosimilars under Medicare Part B.
NACDS Speaks on Biosimilars at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association Annual Meeting
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Ron Fournier’s Analysis Set for NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill
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NACDS Names Congressional Health Policy Veteran Vonnie Hampel as Director, Federal Government Affairs
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NACDS President and CEO Steve Anderson Named 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year
NACDS Keeps Medicaid AMP Rule Issues in Focus with Lawmakers

NACDS continues to engage with congressional stakeholders following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of the Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule--or Medicaid AMP Rule--on January 21, which would significantly change pharmacy reimbursement for both brand and generic drugs dispensed to the Medicaid population.

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NACDS RxIMPACT Advocacy Webinars Fit Any Schedule

This week the NACDS RxIMPACT Key Contact PLUS Program hosted the first webinar in a series designed to help members hone their advocacy skills to advance pro-patient, pro-pharmacy legislative priorities.

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NACDS Announces RFP to Improve Immunization Collaboration Between Pharmacists, Other Health Professionals
Why Attend the NACDS Total Store Expo? Connections, Innovation, Access.

…the meeting provided regional pharmacy chains with a forum to examine their place in the market and exchange ideas about the best ways to meet the evolving needs of customers and, in the process, maintain their viability.

--an article in Chain Drug Review on the recent NACDS Regional Chain Conference

NACDS RxIMPACT Votes: Bipartisan Resource

In an election year where seemingly anything goes, one thing is certain: very little. Everything is up for grabs as political parties vie for young voters' fealty. The Wall Street Journal starkly reported yesterday that “for the first time, millennials will match baby boomers as a share of the electorate.”

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(Left to right) The Vermont Association of Chain Drug Stores' Heather Shouldice, Kinney Drugs' Mike Duteau, R.Ph., chair of the NACDS Policy Council, and NACDS' Anne Fellows met with Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin (D-VT) today to discuss key pharmacy issues, including Medicaid reimbursement and drug abuse prevention.
NACDS and Vermont Association of Chain Drug Stores Meet with Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin (D-VT) on Medicaid, Drug Abuse
Music Legend Tony Bennett Wins Grammy at 58th Annual Awards, Set to Perform at NACDS Annual Meeting

Music legend Tony Bennett won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards last night for The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. The New York Times said the album conveys "a trademark commitment to the American songbook" and noted that the 89-year-old Bennett "radiates pluck and purpose" and "a conviction that what matters is the drive to keep going."

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Americans Plan to Spend Big on Valentine's Day
Make Every Vote Count with NACDS RxIMPACT Votes

NACDS is reaching out to state pharmacy associations—who have been very responsive—urging them to help get out the pharmacy vote in the 2016 elections through the bipartisan NACDS RxIMPACT Votes online campaign.

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NACDS Launches TRICARE Advocacy Efforts

NACDS is actively engaged in advocacy efforts urging Congress to support a TRICARE pilot program, which would allow Department of Defense acquisition cost parity for prescriptions obtained at retail pharmacies. The targeted efforts are underway as Congress prepares to mark up the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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