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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Vaccination is very safe and vaccination is always safer than the diseases that they prevent.

--Dr. Larry Madoff, director of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on the importance of vaccinating kids as they head back to school

CDC, Pediatrician Group Advise Against Nasal Flu Spray

Citing poor effectiveness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) do not recommend the nasal flu vaccine spray.

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Sharp Decline in Chickenpox Cases Highlights Importance of Vaccination

Recent findings released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that cases of chickenpox have declined even further since the introduction of a second routine childhood dose of varicella vaccine in 2006.

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