NACDS attended a Senate hearing on the opioid epidemic where NACDS-backed policies--e-prescribing and prescription drug monitoring programs--were discussed as successful strategies.
NACDS, WSPA, NCPA File Pivotal Brief in Washington State Medicaid Lawsuit State rule does not make required adjustments for prescriptions to Medicaid patients; threatens patient access
NACDS, WSPA and NCPA argue that the state is violating federal and state laws potentially hindering Medicaid patient access to care. These laws protect patient access to medications by requiring the state to reimburse community pharmacies for the actual cost of dispensing medications.
As the Senate drafts healthcare legislation, NACDS and other stakeholders urged lawmakers to "assure Americans of all ages have full access to recommended immunizations that improve health and protect lives."
NACDS, WSPA, NCPA Sue Washington State to Stop Unlawful Medicaid Rule That Threatens Patient Care In violation of law, state plan would reimburse pharmacies below the actual cost of dispensing prescriptions to Medicaid patients
Olympia, WA – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today sued the State of Washington to stop a “substantively […]
NACDS Conveys Pharmacy “Access Agenda” Themes in The Hill Op-ed describes commitment to patient care, policy solutions and collaboration
Arlington, VA – In a column published in today’s print and online editions of The Hill, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) positioned pharmacy patient care and collaboration across […]
Healthcare Changes at the Top: HHS Secretary Confirmed; CMS Administrator Nominee Faces Senate Hearing
Significant steps in a changing healthcare environment are unfolding in Washington. The Senate approved the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) last week in a 52-47 vote as the next Secretary of Health and Human […]
NACDS, Kinney Drugs’ Mike Duteau Meet with Gov. Phil Scott (R-VT) on Immunizations and Medicaid Reimbursement
This week NACDS’ Anne Fellows and Mike Duteau, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Relations for Kinney Drugs Inc., met with Gov. Phil Scott (R-VT) during the Vermont Association […]
The Senate Budget Committee has made the first move in changing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as we know it.
Pharmacy Associations Highlight Pro-Patient Priorities Amid ACA Review Letter to president- and vice president-elect, congressional leadership emphasizes pharmacy access to improve patient outcomes and prevent higher healthcare costs
Washington, D.C. – In a letter to the new power structure in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the American Pharmacists […]
NACDS Welcomes HHS-OIG Final Rule That Allows Medicare, Medicaid Patients to Access Pharmacy Reward Programs
Arlington, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is welcoming a final rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General […]