February 18, 2011

In November 2010, The Drug Store News Group hosted in New York an exclusive round-table discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a handful of key vendors. Moderated by special guest Dave Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group, the panel tackled a wide range of issues, including measuring the importance of the diabetes shopper, creating custom programs to better serve that patient, the emergence of medication therapy management programs and much more.

February 18, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Friday sent a joint letter to every governor and state Medicaid director on the importance of pharmacies in Medicaid and the industry’s interest in working with state governments to cut costs.

February 16, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and its members from across the country once again are flocking to Capitol Hill for RxImpact Day, a groundbreaking, two-day event that enables pharmacists to meet with members of Congress to discuss the vital role of retail pharmacy within the U.S. healthcare system and its ability to help reduce annual healthcare costs.

February 15, 2011

Upon the unveiling of President Obama's budget proposal, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said the budget proposal serves as yet another opportunity to highlight the "important role of pharmacy services as a bipartisan solution to an ongoing challenge: reducing healthcare costs while improving people's lives, particularly in the treatment of chronic conditions."

February 7, 2011

Two pharmacy trade groups already have given their blessings to legislation that would support medication therapy management, and a retail pharmacy chain that has made MTM part of its mission is following suit.

February 4, 2011

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., argued before the Senate Thursday around the value that increased access to medication therapy management can deliver to overall health care — that includes cutting into the $290 billion in annual costs associated with medication nonadherence and preventing as many as 89,000 premature deaths.

February 3, 2011

New legislation that supports medication therapy management, which is known to improve patient health outcomes and lower healthcare costs, has been endorsed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

February 1, 2011

The Community Pharmacy Foundation has appointed a new member to its board.

January 25, 2011

Maneuvering to set forth a firm policy position in advance of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores again urged Congress Tuesday to “look to pharmacy as a solution in improving patient health and curbing healthcare costs.”

December 14, 2010

In a clear victory for retail pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have agreed with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a motion to dismiss the Medicaid average manufacturer price lawsuit.

December 7, 2010

Independent and chain pharmacy groups are making a new push to stake a firm claim to the new healthcare system emerging with the health-reform law enacted earlier this year.

November 15, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a rule shortening the traditional 30-day...

November 14, 2010

The drumbeat in support of an expanded universally recognized role for pharmacists in helping patients...

November 11, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association heralded the...

October 24, 2010

Independent pharmacies in 2009 generally were able to withstand the pummeling of a major recession,...

October 14, 2010

Community pharmacists are lining up powerful professional allies as they fight for a full seat...

October 13, 2010

The drumbeat in support of an expanded, universally recognized role for pharmacists in helping patients...

October 12, 2010

The nation’s community pharmacists are highly trained but underutilized healthcare resources, and their full potential...

October 10, 2010

In the 2008 movie “Sex in the City,” there’s a scene in which the character...

September 26, 2010

Kerr Drug hosted U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan Aug. 16 for a pharmacy and health center...

September 2, 2010

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson and National Community Pharmacists...

September 1, 2010

Extending pharmacy’s grassroots outreach to powerful federal lawmakers, Kerr Drug hosted Sen. Kay Hagan for...

August 31, 2010

Improving medication adherence will require bringing multiple methods together in order to be successful, Pharmacy...

August 29, 2010

Retail pharmacy is going through a “historic paradigm change” as pharmacists and pharmacy leaders expand...