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November 13, 2013

The American Diabetes Association on Tuesday announced that Walgreens has been named a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association, in recognition of its commitment to support the mission and the association's movement to Stop Diabetes.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association on Tuesday announced that Walgreens has been named a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association, in recognition of its commitment to support the mission and the association's movement to Stop Diabetes.

November 11, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has certified nearly 50 pharmacists following the first round of exams, the group said Monday.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has certified nearly 50 pharmacists following the first round of exams, the group said Monday.

The SPCB announced that 49 pharmacists had earned the Certified Specialty Pharmacist accreditation after taking the exams, which were administered in October, covering intake, fulfillment, clinical management and outcomes.

November 8, 2013

It’s called medication synchronization, and the concept is simple enough — shifting patients to a synchronized, easy-to-comply-with, once-a-month prescription refill program so they can pick up all their medications with one visit to the pharmacy each month, instead of multiple trips.

It’s called medication synchronization, and the concept is simple enough — shifting patients to a synchronized, easy-to-comply-with, once-a-month prescription refill program so they can pick up all their medications with one visit to the pharmacy each month, instead of multiple trips.

November 7, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing articles in the November 2013 edition of Health Affairs that urge greater reliance on pharmacy in new healthcare delivery models and that recommend re-alignment of federal and state policies to empower pharmacy patient care.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing articles in the November 2013 edition of Health Affairs that urge greater reliance on pharmacy in new healthcare delivery models and that recommend re-alignment of federal and state policies to empower pharmacy patient care.

November 7, 2013

New Senate legislation introduced Tuesday that would restore consumers’ ability to use pre-tax dollars from flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines without first seeing a doctor has been jointly endorsed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — New Senate legislation introduced Tuesday that would restore consumers’ ability to use pre-tax dollars from flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines without first seeing a doctor has been jointly endorsed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association. 

November 6, 2013

Cockroaches and rodents are common allergy and asthma triggers in the wintertime, according to a statement released Tuesday by the National Pest Management Association.

FAIRFAX, Va. — Cockroaches and rodents are common allergy and asthma triggers in the wintertime, according to a statement released Tuesday by the National Pest Management Association. 

Citing the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, NPMA reported that cockroach allergens are present in 63% of American homes and mouse allergens in 82%. The number of homes containing cockroach allergens increases to as many as 78% to 98%, respectively, in urban areas.

November 4, 2013

CAW Industries on Monday announced the 40-year anniversary of its Willard Water product.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — CAW Industries on Monday announced the 40-year anniversary of its Willard Water product. 

October 30, 2013

Community pharmacy is an important healthcare partner in providing cost-saving solutions within the healthcare system.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Community pharmacy is an important healthcare partner in providing cost-saving solutions within the healthcare system by helping to improve medication adherence, administering vaccinations and increasing the use of generic drugs. That was a key message of a statement sent by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to Budget Committee conferees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

October 25, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has launched a task force to investigate pharmacological management of medical marijuana, the group said.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has launched a task force to investigate pharmacological management of medical marijuana, the group said.

Currently, according to NASP, there are no national standards of practice for the management of medical marijuana, though according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Two of those states, Washington and Colorado, have legalized recreational use as well.

October 24, 2013

With the expansion of Medicaid services in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the horizon, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association sent a letter to CMS urging the agency to take into consideration the true cost of dispensing prescription medications to Medicaid patients.

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the expansion of Medicaid services in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the horizon, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association sent a letter to CMS urging the agency to take into consideration the true cost of dispensing prescription medications to Medicaid patients. 

October 22, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named Walgreens corporate VP specialty pharmacy and infusion services as its first president, the organization said Tuesday.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named Walgreens corporate VP specialty pharmacy and infusion services as its first president, the organization said Tuesday.

October 18, 2013

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets — collectively known as Giant-Carlisle — will sponsor drug take-back events at more than three dozen stores next weekend.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets — collectively known as Giant-Carlisle — will sponsor drug take-back events at more than three dozen stores next weekend.

The Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said customers could bring expired and unwanted drugs to 42 stores on Oct. 26; 40 of the stores are in Pennsylvania, and two are in Virginia.

October 16, 2013

Children in the United States miss more than 38 million days of school due to the flu, and in response, one organization is promoting flu vaccination for entire families.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Children in the United States miss more than 38 million days of school due to the flu, and in response, one organization is promoting flu vaccination for entire families.

October 16, 2013

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will serve as a keynote speaker for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting scheduled from April 26 to 29 in Scottsdale, Ariz., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will serve as a keynote speaker for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting scheduled from April 26 to 29 in Scottsdale, Ariz., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced.

October 16, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe on Wednesday announced the grand opening of its new distribution center in Ashland, Va.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe on Wednesday announced the grand opening of its new distribution center in Ashland, Va. The new 311,740 square-foot facility began receiving inbound inventory in June 2013 and outbound shipments to stores began in September. 

October 11, 2013

A specialty pharmacy industry group has established new offices near the nation's capital.

ARLINGTON, Va. — A specialty pharmacy industry group has established new offices near the nation's capital.

The Specialty Pharmacy Association of America announced the new offices are located in Arlington, Va. SPAARx's new office will open on Tuesday in the Ballston area of the city.

October 8, 2013

USO's division for the nation's capital has named supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., to its USO-Metro 2013 Circle of the Stars for an annual networking event, the chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — USO's division for the nation's capital has named supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., to its USO-Metro 2013 Circle of the Stars for an annual networking event, the chain said.

October 4, 2013

Giant Food Stores turned 90 Friday, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores turned 90 Friday, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

The supermarket banner, which operates nearly 200 stores under the Giant and Martin's Food Markets brands in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, marked its 90th anniversary Friday morning at a store in its hometown of Carlisle, Pa. Customers at all the company's 200 stores will receive free slices of cake and free apple slices Friday.

October 1, 2013

Pharmacists in the Show-Me State have a new opportunity to demonstrate — and be paid for — their ability to help patients achieve measurable progress in fighting several chronic conditions, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the Missouri Pharmacy Association and the Missouri Pharmacist Care Network announced Tuesday.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Pharmacists in the Show-Me State have a new opportunity to demonstrate — and be paid for — their ability to help patients achieve measurable progress in fighting several chronic conditions, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the Missouri Pharmacy Association and the Missouri Pharmacist Care Network announced Tuesday.

October 1, 2013

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday announced the re-election of David Neu, president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. as chairman of its board of directors. Ted Scherr, president and CEO of Dakota Drug, also was re-elected as vice chairman.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday announced the re-election of David Neu, president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. as chairman of its board of directors. Ted Scherr, president and CEO of Dakota Drug, also was re-elected as vice chairman.  

Additionally, HDMA welcomed two members to the Board. Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, was elected to replace Paul Julian, EVP and group president of McKesson Corporation, on the board and executive committee. 

September 30, 2013

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Saturday added its voice supporting national pharmaceutical traceability legislation (Drug Quality and Security Act/H.R. 3204).

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Saturday added its voice supporting national pharmaceutical traceability legislation (Drug Quality and Security Act/H.R. 3204). 

September 30, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday unveiled the Insurance Exchange webpage to help pharmacy staff respond to and engage patients about the new insurance marketplaces.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday unveiled the Insurance Exchange webpage to help pharmacy staff respond to and engage patients about the new insurance marketplaces. Access to the resources is available to any NCPA member via the members-only section of www.ncpanet.org. 

September 26, 2013

A professional organization for specialty pharmacy plans to develop pharmacy practice parameters in about 20 therapeutic categories focused on disease management.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A professional organization for specialty pharmacy plans to develop pharmacy practice parameters in about 20 therapeutic categories focused on disease management.

September 18, 2013

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Wednesday recognized three members of Congress — Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio; and Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah — with the association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Wednesday recognized three members of Congress — Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio; and Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah — with the association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award. 

The award honors public officials for their leadership and commitment to policies that promote the safe and efficient delivery of lifesaving medicines to patients nationwide.

September 16, 2013

“Pharmacies’ efforts to help patients understand aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are demonstrating yet again the value of pharmacies as the face of neighborhood healthcare.” That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson expressed in a recent opinion piece.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — “Pharmacies’ efforts to help patients understand aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are demonstrating yet again the value of pharmacies as the face of neighborhood healthcare.” That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson expressed in a recent opinion piece.