2016 Debates: Next Up, the Running Mates

The controversial presidential election has garnered lots of attention and Google searches, revealing an engaged electorate that is still actively seeking information leading up to Election Day on November 8. During the presidential debate on Monday alone, Google reported that there was a surge of 100,000 searches for the phrase "register to vote" in Spanish.


NACDS Begins Innovative Pharmacogenomics Program

NACDS co-hosted its inaugural Test2Learn Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program with the University of Pittsburgh this week. NACDS and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy adapted Test2Learn ™ from an innovative University platform that enables students to learn by using real genetic data in highly-interactive exercises.


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NACDS Foundation Launches Accessible Tuberculosis Treatment and Prevention Study in New Mexico
Fortune Powerful Women Lists Include NACDS Chain and Associate Representatives

Sixteen individuals from NACDS member companies – including chains and associates – are featured in Fortune magazine’s September 15 edition, in its lists of the most powerful women.


We forecast that Gen Zers will establish themselves as a highly demanding consumer base.

—a new report from Fung Global Retail & Technology, which says retailers, restaurants and leisure companies will need to be attuned to the needs of the emerging Gen Z demographic

Co-Chief Operating Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance & President of Walgreen Co. Alex Gourlay, NACDS vice chairman, paid a visit to NACDS offices and talked with the staff as part of a trip to Washington this week.
NACDS Vice Chairman Alex Gourlay Visits NACDS Offices
Be an Educated #PharmacyVoter: Don't Miss the 2016 Presidential Debates!

As Election Day fast approaches, a series of upcoming presidential debates will offer an excellent opportunity to gain pivotal insights into the presidential candidates as they face off against one another.


NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, at right, accepted CEO Update magazine's 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year award.
NACDS' Anderson Accepts 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year Award
CDC Study Says Cost of Opioid Epidemic is $78 Billion

NACDS has long been committed to curbing and preventing opioid abuse, most recently backing legislation—the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act—which were both signed into law by the president this year.


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Late-Night TV’s Seth Meyers to Keynote 2016 NACDS Foundation Dinner

…The Association and its members are stepping up to an enlarged set of responsibilities as healthcare providers, businesses and citizens. This bodes well for the industry, the people it serves and the country.

--an article in Chain Drug Review on the successes of the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo

NACDS Joins CDC, NFID on Flu Vaccine Social Media Campaign

NACDS is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to promote the importance of everyone in the U.S. six months and older getting the flu vaccine. The campaign will use the hashtag #FightFlu to raise awareness on social media channels.


Members of NACDS’ leadership attended an International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, Inc., General Membership Meeting this week in London. The meeting is a gathering of the industry’s thought leaders, which strengthens relationships with other stakeholders and builds overall confidence in the healthcare delivery system. Participants are pictured during a panel on Pharmacy as a Point of Care. (left to right: Co-Chief Operating Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance & President of Walgreen Co. and NACDS Vice Chairman Alex Gourlay, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CVS Health Tom Moriarty, CEO of Sinopharm Kingdoms Pharmacy Chain Co., LTD Yulin Wei and NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE.
Members of NACDS' Leadership Attend International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, Inc., Meeting in London
Health Affairs Features NACDS-Backed Research on Medicare Part D MTM

An article in the distinguished peer-reviewed health journal Health Affairs last week reported on an NACDS-supported study that found patients’ enrollment in Medicare Part D medication therapy management (MTM) programs varies according to the program’s eligibility criteria.


NACDS RxIMPACT Votes is actively engaged in motivating and educating the pharmacy community on the importance of getting out the vote.
NACDS RxIMPACT Funds Successful Get-Out-the-Vote Event