Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to Address NACDS Annual Meeting Latest book – Leadership in Turbulent Times – offers insights for business, politics and policy

By |Dec-10-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Goodwin will be able to share first-hand the take-aways from Leadership in Turbulent Times. Published in September 2018, this book – her seventh – presents a road map for aspiring and established leaders, based on her five decades of studying U.S. Presidents.

20th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner Raises $1.8 Million for Patient-Care Initiatives Dr. Michael Fraser, CEO of ASTHO, receives 2018 Excellence in Patient Care Award

By |Nov-29-18|Categories: Press Release|

The 20th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner raised more than $1.8 million to help support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. Dr. Michael Fraser, CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, received the 2018 Excellence in Patient Care Award.

Pharmacy Groups Praise CMS’ Progress on DIR Fee Reform to Lower Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

By |Nov-27-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

The National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy issued a statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ release on Monday of the proposed rule titled “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses."


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.


NACDS Meetings Make Connections Happen

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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