Narveson: NACDS’ Effectiveness, Member Engagement Make Chairmanship Amazing Ride

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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; At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting Business Program today, Bob Narveson drove home the central theme of his chairmanship of the Association: pharmacy&rsquo;s commitment to serving patients and consumers, and NACDS&rsquo; value to chain and associate members as they focus on that priority.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;I wanted to focus on pharmacy services and the importance of medication adherence and patient care. I wanted to represent everyone whether you&rsquo;re a regional or national chain, or one of our associate members who partner with us,&rdquo; said Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;I can&rsquo;t imagine a more exhilarating job than working with all of you to ensure NACDS delivers results with the important work of serving patients and consumers as 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;">Narveson summarized his one-year term as NACDS chairman of the Board by saying &ldquo;Wow! What a Ride!&rdquo; He reported on NACDS&rsquo; accomplishments over the past 12 months in every facet of its operations, and reported on the cutting-edge patient care research made possible by the NACDS Foundation.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">He credited the Board of Directors and diverse members of NACDS, and the collaboration of the entire NACDS staff, for the Association&rsquo;s successes.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;Certainly, my team at Thrifty White has always understood the importance of engaging in NACDS, but this year has shown me just how important that engagement is and it&rsquo;s shown me just how seriously you take it,&rdquo; Narveson said. &ldquo;Just know this: everything I&rsquo;m going to talk about today doesn&rsquo;t happen without you, it happens because of you.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Narveson highlighted the successful launch of the NACDS Total Store Expo trade show and strategic exchange, saying: &ldquo;Together, we all made the show a reality.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In addition, he cited additional NACDS successes, including the overall member engagement in NACDS; advancement of front-end issues and dialogue through the NACDS Retail Advisory Board; the growth of NACDS RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy and the NACDS Political Action Committee; key state-level Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement victories earned in collaboration with members and state partners; success in shaping the new prescription drug supply chain law; the introduction and advocacy for pharmacy provider status legislation; growing recognition of pharmacy&rsquo;s importance in public health emergencies; education and training programs related to Drug Enforcement Administration enforcement initiatives; and the launch of the NACDS &ldquo;Victory Vision&rdquo; opinion research and communications program.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Narveson summarized the &ldquo;state of the industry&rdquo; this way: &ldquo;As long as we have NACDS, and supplier partners, and chain members like you, we will flourish. That passion has to live on and grow from year to year.</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&ldquo;We are the face of neighborhood healthcare, and as long as we focus on what&rsquo;s best for our patients and the entire industry the state of our industry is great.&rdquo;</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Narveson acknowledged Jack Bailey, senior vice president, policy, payers, and vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline, who supported and spoke at 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>
<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 NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, and a keynote address by Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation.</p>

2017-03-15T08:34:50+00:00Apr-27-14|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |