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September 5, 2012

A safety-net healthcare organization in Colorado got a donation of four new vaccine refrigerators at the end of a recent trade show there.

DENVER — A safety-net healthcare organization in Colorado got a donation of four new vaccine refrigerators at the end of a recent trade show there.

Summerville, S.C.-based American BioTech Supply announced the donation to Denver Health at the conclusion of the 2012 National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy & Technology Conference, which took place in Denver from Aug. 26 to 28. Denver Health provides healthcare services to 25% of all Denver residents, or about 150,000 people, and the organization serves one-in-three children in the city.

August 30, 2012

Kirby Lester will provide pharmacy automation equipment for a distribution company based in Tennessee.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Kirby Lester will provide pharmacy automation equipment for a distribution company based in Tennessee.

Kirby Lester announced that its KL60 compact robotic dispenser would provide its KL60 compact robotic dispenser, which would be the exclusive pharmacy automation for Tri State Distribution's TriMaxx three-sided container, closer and label system. The companies announced the deal before the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Denver, which ended Tuesday.

August 29, 2012

Concluding the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference on Tuesday evening, NACDS bestowed its highest honor — the Harold W. Pratt Award — to industry leader Doug Long.

DENVER — Concluding the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference on Tuesday evening, NACDS bestowed its highest honor — the Harold W. Pratt Award — to industry leader Doug Long.

August 28, 2012

While the growth in healthcare costs remains a threat in the United States, the growth in drug expenditures is moderating, but numerous opportunities exist for retail, according to a speech delivered Tuesday morning at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Denver by Doug Long, VP industry relations of healthcare industry research firm IMS Health.

DENVER — While the growth in healthcare costs remains a threat in the United States, the growth in drug expenditures is moderating, but numerous opportunities exist for retail, according to a speech delivered Tuesday morning at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Denver by Doug Long, VP industry relations of healthcare industry research firm IMS Health.

August 28, 2012

Several National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation donors honored leaders in community pharmacy with contributions to the foundation at the 2012 NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference.

DENVER — Several National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation donors honored leaders in community pharmacy with contributions to the foundation at the 2012 NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference.

August 28, 2012

U.S. District Court judge Cathy Bissoon on Monday dismissed many of the claims levied against Express Scripts by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacist Association and nine independent pharmacies, regarding the allegedly anti-competitive nature of Express Scripts' merger with Medco.

PITTSBURGH — U.S. District Court judge Cathy Bissoon on Monday dismissed many of the claims levied against Express Scripts by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacist Association and nine independent pharmacies, regarding the allegedly anti-competitive nature of Express Scripts' merger with Medco.

August 27, 2012

The 2012 elections mean a lot of things to a lot of people, communities and industries, and retail pharmacy is no exception.

DENVER — The 2012 elections mean a lot of things to a lot of people, communities and industries, and retail pharmacy is no exception.

August 27, 2012

The whole purpose of Pharmacist Society is to bring together the myriad stakeholders in the field, so it's only natural that specialty pharmacy also should have a place.

NEW YORK — The whole purpose of Pharmacist Society is to bring together the myriad stakeholders in the field, so it's only natural that specialty pharmacy also should have a place.

The Community Specialty Pharmacy Network recently joined the network and launched its first page devoted to specialty pharmacy to coincide with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference, currently under way in Denver.

August 27, 2012

Pharmacy is in a state of deep transformation, but it could take some time for the trend to gain traction.

DENVER – Pharmacy is in a state of deep transformation, but it could take some time for the trend to gain traction.

August 27, 2012

The effort by community pharmacy to rise to the occasion and showcase its life-saving and cost-reducing power in health care has never been stronger. That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson had for attendees of the NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference being held in Denver. However, he also warned against complacency.

DENVER — The effort by community pharmacy to rise to the occasion and showcase its life-saving and cost-reducing power in health care has never been stronger. That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson had for attendees of the NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference being held in Denver. However, he also warned against complacency.

August 27, 2012

The nation’s vast, multi-trillion dollar healthcare industry churns up plenty of statistics — a constant stream of them, in fact. But here’s one that may get your attention: nearly 70% of people in the United States don't have or don't use a primary care physician.

DENVER — The nation's vast, multi-trillion dollar healthcare industry churns up plenty of statistics — a constant stream of them, in fact. But here's one that may get your attention: nearly 70% of people in the United States don't have or don't use a primary care physician.

August 26, 2012

One of the biggest trends in the pharmacy-retail industry is the expansion of services on offer, ranging from health screenings to medication therapy management to vaccinations and immunizations.

DENVER — One of the biggest trends in the pharmacy-retail industry is the expansion of services on offer, ranging from health screenings to medication therapy management to vaccinations and immunizations.

August 26, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference will be the last. But there's no need to break out the tissues — NACDS is rolling the Pharmacy, Marketplace and Supply Chain & Logistics conferences into a single show starting next year.

DENVER — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference, which kicked off on Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver and runs through Tuesday night, will be the last.

But there's no need to break out the tissues because it's not going way. Instead, the retail pharmacy trade group is rolling the Pharmacy, Marketplace and Supply Chain & Logistics conferences into a single show starting next year.

August 26, 2012

Program brings together 144 suppliers with retail buyers for a total of 1,501 meetings over the course of seven hours.

DENVER — Even before the exhibition hall was set up, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference got a head start Saturday with a Meet the Rx Market program at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

August 26, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference got under way Sunday as NACDS chairman and president and CEO of Walgreens Greg Wasson talked about how far pharmacy has come during his career and the increasingly significant role it will play in health care in the future.

DENVER — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference got under way Sunday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver as NACDS board chairman and president and CEO of Walgreens Greg Wasson spoke about how far pharmacy has come during his career and the increasingly significant role it will play in health care in the future.

August 21, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Tuesday the recipients of the Million Hearts Team Up, Pressure Down public education grants. The NACDS Foundation’s support will provide $35,000 in funding for community health fairs during the month of September, hosted by 15 schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Tuesday the recipients of the Million Hearts Team Up, Pressure Down public education grants. The NACDS Foundation’s support will provide $35,000 in funding for community health fairs during the month of September, hosted by 15 schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide.

August 17, 2012

They say hindsight is 20/20. With the Supreme Court’s ruling on healthcare reform, the luxury of looking back shows that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and allies took the right course to battle the pharmacy Medicaid cuts of the Deficit Reduction Act. What we learned should inspire pharmacy to remain tenacious in its continued advocacy on this issue and in confronting all other challenges.

They say hindsight is 20/20. With the Supreme Court’s ruling on healthcare reform, the luxury of looking back shows that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and allies took the right course to battle the pharmacy Medicaid cuts of the Deficit Reduction Act. What we learned should inspire pharmacy to remain tenacious in its continued advocacy on this issue and in confronting all other challenges.

August 10, 2012

In anticipation of its upcoming 2012 Pharmacy and Technology Conference, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a mobile application to provide conference participants with a digital compass to navigate the event.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In anticipation of its upcoming 2012 Pharmacy and Technology Conference, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a mobile application to provide conference participants with a digital compass to navigate the event. The NACDS mobile website — m.NACDS.org — is also up to date with information for conference attendees.

August 7, 2012

Reflecting the value of community pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is answering the call of public health authorities to promote vaccinations in the battle against whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Reflecting the value of community pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is answering the call of public health authorities to promote vaccinations in the battle against whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

Kathleen Jaeger, NACDS’ SVP of pharmacy care and patient advocacy, is spreading the message amid a growing national outbreak of the highly-contagious respiratory disease.

August 1, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday urged House and Senate leaders to support bipartisan legislation that would level the playing field between brick-and-mortar retail businesses — including community pharmacies — and Internet and other remote sellers.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged House and Senate leaders to support bipartisan legislation that would level the playing field between brick-and-mortar retail businesses — including community pharmacies — and Internet and other remote sellers. The legislation also would give states the ability potentially to collect millions of dollars in sales tax annually.

July 20, 2012

Prescription drug abuse and diversion merit a coordinated response across federal agencies, and pending legislation can advance this unified approach, stated National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson in a letter to senators.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Prescription drug abuse and diversion merit a coordinated response across federal agencies, and pending legislation can advance this unified approach, stated National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson in a letter to senators.

July 18, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has submitted a statement to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, detailing chain pharmacy’s engagement in the prevention of prescription drug abuse, and its commitment to maintaining patients’ ready access to medications vital for pain management and for treatment regimens.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has submitted a statement to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, detailing chain pharmacy’s engagement in the prevention of prescription drug abuse, and its commitment to maintaining patients’ ready access to medications vital for pain management and for treatment regimens.

NACDS submitted its statement for the Caucus’ hearing on “Responding to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic.”

July 16, 2012

Prescription drug counterfeiting got significant attention in March 2011 when CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reported on the problem, including a tour of a drug counterfeiting operation.


Another prescription drug-related crime is drug counterfeiting, which got significant attention in March 2011 when CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reported on the problem, including a tour of a drug counterfeiting operation.


In March, the Senate passed S. 1886, the Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act, which toughens punishments for criminals who produce and traffic counterfeit medications, drawing praise from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.


July 12, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Thursday announced the 2012-2013 inaugural class for the foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Thursday announced the 2012-2013 inaugural class for the foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program. 

Launched earlier this year, the Faculty Scholars Program is designed to educate assistant professors from U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy about designing, implementing and publishing community-pharmacy-based patient care research. Educational programming was designed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, under the leadership of Melissa Somma McGivney.

July 5, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday the hiring of pharmacist Nick Dorich to serve as NACDS’ manager of pharmacy care and as the NACDS Foundation’s manager of foundation programs.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday the hiring of pharmacist Nick Dorich to serve as NACDS’ manager of pharmacy care and as the NACDS Foundation’s manager of foundation programs.