President Obama Signs Law Including NACDS-Backed TRICARE Provisions; Focus Turns to Implementation of Pilot

With President Obama’s signature, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 became law on December 23, 2016.

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Participants at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference meet to share ideas on pharmacy, health and wellness, and front-end issues of significance for regional chains and suppliers alike.
NACDS Regional Chain Conference is Almost Here--February 5-7
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NACDS Takes Policy Priorities to Governors of All 50 States
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Pharmacists Rank Second Again among Gallup’s Most Trusted Professionals

Every day, NACDS chain members and supplier partners accomplish remarkable results in advancing health care, in improving consumers' well-being, and in contributing positively to our society. 

--NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, in a Retail Leader article

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Pharmacy Associations Highlight Pro-Patient Priorities Amid ACA Review

The Regional Chain Conference is a wonderful venue for in-depth exchanges with both retail colleagues and suppliers. Some of the best programs emerge from the grassroots, and I consider the regional chains to be the grassroots of this industry.

--NACDS Regional Chain Conference Chair Kristin Williams, senior vice president and chief health officer at Hy-Vee Inc., in a Chain Drug Review article

NACDS, Stakeholders Urge Congress to Support Provider Status Bill

NACDS is proactively urging support in the 115th Congress for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592/S. 314), which would increase access to state-approved pharmacy services for underserved Medicare patients.  

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Understanding Millennial Engagement and Advocacy

Last month, Achieve, a research and marketing agency for causes, released The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective: Five Years of Trends. The study provides insight into millennials’ attitudes towards cause-engagement, volunteering, and donations.

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NACDS Welcomes HHS-OIG Final Rule That Allows Medicare, Medicaid Patients to Access Pharmacy Reward Programs
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NACDS Reinforces Highly Effective Advocacy Team, Selects William Tighe as Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Amber Manko as Director, Federal Government Affairs

One of the issues on which NACDS will remain very active is fighting for a workable approach to Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement for prescription drugs – an approach that preserves patient access.

--NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, in a Drug Store News article

Judith A. Monroe, M.D., FAAFP, president and CEO of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, accepted the 2016 NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award at the NACDS Foundation Dinner on December 1, 2016, in New York City. (left to right: NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, Judith A. Monroe, M.D., FAAFP, and NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger)
2016 NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award Presented
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NACDS Praises TRICARE Pharmacy Pilot in Final Defense Bill
NACDS Total Store Expo is THE Place to Be--Find Out Why