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.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Tuesday the donation of 9,500 lbs. of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Denver area, following the completion of the recent NACDS Marketplace Conference.
The Little Clinic has announced a collaborative affiliation with the University of Louisville Physicians’ Preventive Cardiology practice, which marks the third affiliation that The Little Clinic has formed with a medical group.
While saying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — whose constitutionality the Supreme Court largely upheld in a 5-4 decision Thursday — would be beneficial by creating a larger population of insured patients, the leader of one of the country's largest specialty pharmacies said it didn't address the problem of waste in health care, according to published reports.
The upholding of the individual mandate within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court drew a response from several industry groups, including the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
The Supreme Court on Thursday identified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a tax, which means the constitutionality of the healthcare-reform package cannot be addressed until after that tax is assessed.
This year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference proved to be a productive four-day event as retailers and suppliers representing more than $500 billion in annual buying power convened in Denver to network, explore business opportunities and participate in educational programs.
While the Supreme Court on Thursday morning left the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mostly intact, the court did rule that Congress cannot withhold federal Medicaid spending from a state that does not expand its eligibility requirements under the act.