• Chain Member Fact Book – including valuable industry data and insights
  • Successful advocacy on public policy issues vital to pharmacy patient care
  • Opportunities to participate in grassroots advocacy including RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill

  • Access to the NACDS Annual Meeting, NACDS Regional Chain Conference and NACDS Total Store Expo

  • Participation in monthly conference calls on government affairs and operational issues

  • Online Membership Directory listing – 800+ Associate Companies

  • Members-only website content, including a state legislative tracking service StateLink
  • Access to NACDS staff who can provide insights or a helpful second opinion on pressing legal, public relations and government affairs issues

  • Weekly CEO Issue Update newsletter with government affairs intelligence and the highly popular state issue summary

  • Compliance programming, including in-person events, webinars and conference calls
  • Participation in NACDS committees and working groups

  • Timely information on current issues, such as those related to pharmacy reimbursement, the new prescription drug supply chain law and Drug Enforcement Administration issues


Chain membership is available to companies operating four or more retail pharmacies open to the public.


  • Access to the NACDS Annual Meeting, NACDS Regional Chain Conference and NACDS Total Store Expo

  • Preferential pricing for Total Store Expo exhibition and registration

  • Online Membership Directory listing and access chain member, sales and marketing, peer, and other B2B solution contacts

  • Popular “Meet the Retailer” and “Meet the Market” programming at NACDS events with preparatory webinars throughout the meeting cycle

  • Mentoring program to enhance impact and effectiveness of conference participation and of retailer collaboration year-round

  • Opportunities to highlight company news in the daily NACDS e-ssential newsletter subscription

  • Federal affairs conference calls

  • Opportunities in NACDS committees and working groups

  • Retail and collaboration business resources, including the insightful digital marketing white papers and joint business planning guides

  • Ample opportunities and structures through which to maintain company visibility before retail audiences throughout the year
  • Access to NACDS staff who can provide insights on health and wellness, retail and other industry topics


Associate membership is available to any person, firm or corporation engaged in supplying goods or services to the profession of pharmacy, the drug industry, retail stores or other for-profit community retail pharmacies.