NACDS Urges DIR Fee Reform in Statement to House Ways and Means Committee Details opportunities to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs and to lower overall healthcare spending through DIR fee reform; Describes public’s trust of pharmacies’ cost-saving proposals

By |Feb-12-19|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS today submitted a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for the hearing titled “The Cost of Rising Prescription Drug Prices.”

NACDS, NCPA Thank Patient, Consumer Groups for Taking Important Stance on DIR Fee Reform Groups emphasize DIR fee reform’s power to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs and to reduce overall healthcare costs as a result of medication adherence and better health

By |Feb-12-19|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today lauded 24 patient and consumer groups for advocating for pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform.

NACDS, NCPA Praise Senate Action to Reduce Patient Drug Costs Bipartisan Senate letter to HHS Secretary urges swift action on pharmacy DIR fee reform to lower out-of-pocket drug costs for patients and to stop unworkable practices that are unfair to pharmacies

By |Feb-05-19|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today praised a bipartisan Senate letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

NACDS Welcomes 2019 National Drug Control Strategy, Affirms Pharmacy’s Absolute Commitment to Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy touches on key aspects of NACDS’ public policy recommendations

By |Feb-04-19|Categories: Press Release|Tags: |

NACDS today welcomed the White House’s release of the 2019 National Drug Control Strategy, and expressed in particular the Association’s commitment to collaboration as part of the solution to the opioid-abuse epidemic.


Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.

Medication Resource

With their extensive education and training, pharmacists help patients obtain and use medications accurately, safely and effectively.
Taking a pharmacy license exam requires a Doctor of Pharmacy degree – with a minimum of six years of professional education.

New Services

Pharmacists provide vaccinations, health education, and disease state testing and management, in partnership with doctors and other professionals.

It wasn’t until 2009 that all 50 states allowed pharmacists to give the flu vaccine. As of 2015, each state allows pharmacists to give at least three vaccines.

Trusted & Accessible

Pharmacists rank highly among the most trusted, approachable and accessible health professionals, and are especially valued by those in the greatest need.
Nine-in-ten Americans live within five miles of a community pharmacy. Pharmacists rank second – only behind nurses – in Gallup’s Honesty & Ethics survey.


Through effective treatment and prevention, pharmacists boost health and reduce costs – and also help patients navigate insurance and use generics.

79% of registered voters say pharmacists are credible information sources on opportunities to save money.

Nine-in-ten Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy, and patients trust the care and advice that pharmacists provide. With experience on the front lines of accessible, quality and affordable healthcare, we’re eager to collaborate even more to improve health and wellness—and their delivery in neighborhoods across the nation.


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NACDS has designed its calendar of industry meetings and conferences to create an integrated approach to strategy and execution. Retailers and suppliers use the NACDS Regional Conference, the NACDS Annual Meeting and the NACDS Total Store Expo to set up their success throughout the entire store.


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