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Exhibiting at NACDS Total Store Expo? Make the Most of Your Experience with Resources In Advance

Time context has a tremendous amount to do with the relevance of a brand.

--Wendy Liebman, chief executive of WSL Strategic Retail, in a June 29 article in The Washington Post. Leibman will lead an Insight Session at the NACDS Total Store Expo on the future of retail.

The NACDS state government affairs team met at NACDS headquarters this week to discuss hot-button issues affecting pharmacy in all 50 states. (Left to right: Anne Fellows, Karen White, Lis Houchen, Sandra Guckian, Joel Kurzman, Leigh Knotts and Mary Staples. Not pictured: Jill McCormack)
NACDS' State Government Affairs Team Met at NACDS Headquarters this Week
FCC Ruling Exempts Refill Calls and Texts

The Story: On June 18 the Federal Communications Commission adopted a rule to protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and spam texts. The ruling was spurred by an outpouring from consumers, who lodged more than 215,000 complaints about unwanted calls in 2014 alone.

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Roadmap for Success: NACDS Launches New Total Store Expo Webinar Series
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NACDS Tells Senate: Pharmacy a Partner in Treatment of Chronic Conditions
What Makes Shoppers Buy Items that Aren’t on the List?

Going to the store with a list in hand is a way to stay on track when shopping, but human nature often intervenes and consumers tend to make unplanned purchases that were clearly not on the list.

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NACDS, Florida Retail Federation Emphasize Patient Care in Daytona Beach News-Journal

...retailers' social media efforts can have a significant influence on where shoppers spend their money.

--an article in Progressive Grocer on Social Media Insights

NACDS Total Store Expo Is Almost Here--Are You Registered?
Kelly Waterman (right), district director for Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), toured an H-E-B in Pasadena, Texas, on June 12.
Congressional In-District Staff See Pharmacy Value Behind the Scenes

Retailers should consider offering unplanned items to shoppers later in their trips, or promoting apps that keep track of shopping and allow the retailer to make targeted suggestions.

--authors of a new study on unplanned purchases in the Journal of Marketing

It’s Solution Time in Florida on Prescription Drugs

The Story: Amid extensive media coverage of highly complex issues related to prescription pain medications, on Tuesday, June 9, the Florida Board of Pharmacy convened the Controlled Substances Standards Committee—comprised of pharmacists, doctors, wholesalers and chain pharmacy groups—to hear public comments from patients who said they had a legitimate need for medications and yet encountered difficulties in getting their prescriptions filled.

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CMS Calls for Patient Stories to Commemorate Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

In 1965, President Johnson signed legislation to establish Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for low-income adults, children, pregnant women and people with disabilities. Since then, these programs have transformed the delivery of healthcare in the United States and have greatly reduced the number of uninsured Americans.

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