Anderson Credits “Nuance and Intuition” for NACDS’ Success on Pharmacy, Front-End Issues

| Apr-27-14

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<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"><strong style="line-height: 1.6;">Scottsdale, Ariz.</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, today credited the engagement of NACDS chain and associate members for the Association&rsquo;s ability to manage complex issues with &ldquo;nuanced and intuitive&rdquo; leadership.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Anderson delivered his remarks during today&rsquo;s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;I&rsquo;m asked many times, &lsquo;What makes an association successful?&rsquo;&rdquo; Anderson said.&nbsp; &ldquo;My answer is nuance and intuition. And it&rsquo;s the people of NACDS &ndash; the Board, the chain and associate members and the staff &ndash; who help to create the nuance and intuition of NACDS.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Anderson described the characteristics of &ldquo;intuitive leadership,&rdquo; including experience, wisdom, efficient execution, collaboration among individuals and situational awareness.&nbsp; He said that these traits help effective associations identify emerging trends, opportunities and threats, and &ldquo;see them five years into the future.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">He described ways in which NACDS has leveraged pharmacy&rsquo;s emergence as a &ldquo;disruptive innovator&rdquo; &ndash; improving the accessibility, quality and affordability of healthcare delivery. He described pharmacy&rsquo;s role in assisting patients during the transition to exchange-based insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an example of the justified trust the industry has earned among patients and government officials.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Anderson also noted the ever-growing attention to the benefits of retail clinics, the introduction of legislation to establish pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B, and the campaign to position pharmacy appropriately as &ldquo;the face of neighborhood healthcare.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;Pharmacy should have bipartisan appeal,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;You provide market-based solutions for healthcare &ndash; and for health and wellness.&nbsp; There isn&rsquo;t anybody closer to the patient than the pharmacist.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">After describing an array of current and potential future issues that demand NACDS&rsquo; focus, Anderson described the importance of applying the characteristics of nuanced and intuitive leadership to the complex business, political and policy environments.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;Looking back over the past several years, we see many examples of why we do what we do &ndash; why industry leaders come together within NACDS, to advance a common cause; why we engage with our government; why you collaborate on business objectives; in short, why you care, and why you pursue the value that NACDS adds to your company,&rdquo; Anderson said.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">He emphasized the importance of engagement in NACDS by diverse companies.&nbsp; &ldquo;The reality is that the line between &lsquo;patient&rsquo; and &lsquo;consumer&rsquo; is non-existent,&rdquo; Anderson said.&nbsp; &ldquo;The same person who needs a healthcare solution through a pharmaceutical product or an over-the-counter product might also need to solve &lsquo;What&rsquo;s for dinner?&rsquo;&nbsp; They may need a birthday card for a loved one, and they may want the countless other consumer goods that you provide.&nbsp; The to-do lists and the shopping lists on every refrigerator and on every smartphone in America symbolize the pharmacy and front-end opportunities presented by our response to the major health policy issues of the day.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Anderson also took the opportunity to recognize the highly successful term of Bob Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, as chairman of the Board of NACDS.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;I want to congratulate and celebrate Bob Narveson,&rdquo; Anderson said. &ldquo;His remarks this morning were truly &lsquo;Narvesonian.&rsquo;&nbsp; Let&rsquo;s define &lsquo;Narvesonian&rsquo; this way: ideal servant leadership, humble confidence, and compassionate strength. And that style makes him an amazing and effective leader.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Today&rsquo;s Business Program also featured remarks by Narveson; keynote speaker Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; and Jack Bailey, senior vice president, policy, payers, and vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline, which supported this morning&rsquo;s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program. Similarly, Caitlin Pappas, vice president, U.S. consumer sales, Johnson &amp; Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, is supporting and will speak at Tuesday morning&rsquo;s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program.</p>

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