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News and information on state and federal pharmacy legislation and advocacy.

White House taps retailers to serve as drive-through testing sites

Executives from CVS Health, Walgreens, Walmart and Target were on hand in the Rose Garden Friday, pledging space outside their stores for drive-through testing for COVID-19.

CDMA donates 45,000 pairs of gloves to 2 Detroit hospitals

Beaumont and Henry Ford hospitals in Detroit have received 22,500 pairs of gloves each from CDMA.

With experts noting that regularly washing hands or using an alcohol-based sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the disease, preparedness supplies are seeing serious movement at retail. 

A new bill introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., focused on improving transparency around third-party sellers online, is getting the backing of Walgreens.

A pharmacy stock room.

NACDS is among 111 organizations urging government leaders at all levels to address barriers to the COVID-19 response.

Richard Ashworth, who has been with Walgreens for nearly three decades, is taking the helm of the retailer.

On the heels of Gallup's finding that pharmacists are highly valued, NACDS urges fair reimbursement and better access to pharmacy care.

Community pharmacies have broad-reaching impacts across communities in the United States, NACDS told CMS.

A female pharmacist with medications.

NACDS’  comments to CMS demonstrate that success of healthcare transformation relies on removing barriers to pharmacy care.

The retailer has kicked off a donation drive in Puerto Rico and southern Florida, as well as made product donations to local emergency shelters.

The proposed rule would repeal the approach that states use to demonstrate and ensure compliance with federal access requirements, NACDS said in its comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

NACDS ' 30-second message recognizes pharmacists’ dedication to serve as part of opioid abuse prevention and pain care.

Eight pharmacy groups welcomed a letter from over 80% of committee members to the Trump administration, urging closure of a Medicare regulatory loophole to remedy DIR fees.

The Boise, Idaho-based retailer has rolled out DisposeRx to its more than 1,800 pharmacies in 24 states across its various banners.

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