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NACDS becomes ‘association that knows how to win’

Medication adherence and pharmacy reimbursement are two issues that go hand in hand, Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, told attendees in an address at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here earlier this month.

Congress reconsiders 1099 reporting requirement

The so-called 1099 mandate in the health care reform law could hinder pharmacists, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has warned Congress.

Walgreens bolsters Rx buying, supply chain team

Walgreen Co. has strengthened its pharmacy purchasing and pharmacy supply chain team through promotions and the addition of new executives.

Bill seeks to expand MTM under Medicare

Community pharmacy advocates and drug store chains are praising the recent introduction of a bill that aims to expand the number of Medicare patients who would be eligible for medication therapy management (MTM) services.

Obama’s budget good news for FDA

President Barack Obama’s budget would boost spending by the Food and Drug Administration while cutting funding for the Department of Health and Human Services for the first time in the agency’s 30-year history.

Walgreens debuts 'Beauty Within' site

Walgreen Co. has entered the digital beauty space with an interactive web site aimed at finding solutions to makeup, hair and fashion dilemmas.

Davis gets new role at Walmart

Cindy Davis has been designated executive vice president of global consumer insights at Walmart.

Drug chains ready with shingles vaccine

A month after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that most Americans over age 60 get vaccinated to prevent shingles, the vaccine was in short supply.

CDMA celebrates 85th anniversary

The Chain Drug Marketing Association recently marked 85 years “of making the connection between buyers and suppliers” at its trade expo in Orlando, Fla.

Activity at Navarro intensifies on several fronts

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is making news with wide-ranging initiatives.

As cold/allergy category evolves, retailers must be flexible

The last few years have been a rocky road for the cold and allergy category. From the methamphetamine ruling that put pseudoephedrine (PSE) products behind the counter, to concerns over the use of cold medicines in young children and product recalls from a major product manufacturer, the category has faced many challenges.