NACDS represents traditional drug stores and supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies. Chains operate 40,000 pharmacies, and NACDS’ more than 100 chain member companies include regional chains, with a minimum of four stores, and national companies. Chains employ more than 3.2 million individuals, including 178,000 pharmacists. They fill over 3 billion prescriptions yearly, and help patients use medicines correctly and safely, while offering innovative services that improve patient health and healthcare affordability. NACDS members also include more than 850 supplier partners and over 60 international members representing 21 countries.
In conjunction with the 2016 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill – when community pharmacy advocates tell their story to legislators and policymakers in Washington, D.C. – Drug Store News prepared a briefing document titled “Community Pharmacy — Lowering healthcare costs; Expanding patient access; Improving outcomes.” The briefing document highlights examples of chain pharmacies’ advancement of healthcare, one patient at a time.
NACDS also makes available a printable PDF of the information presented on this webpage.