Navigation Links
NACDS' Anderson Says Retailers and Suppliers' “Health and Wellness Renaissance” is Creating a “Historic, Watershed Moment”
Date:4/25/2010

Emphasizes NACDS’ Results, Commitment in Promoting Pharmacy’s “Value and Values” -- Announces NACDS Foundation’s $150,000 Contribution to Assist the Haitian People

Palm Beach, FL (Vocus) April 25, 2010 -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) demonstrates value to member companies and improves public policy by communicating pharmacy and suppliers’ work to improve lives and society, NACDS President and Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, said today.

Anderson delivered his remarks at the 2010 NACDS Annual Meeting.

''A consistent theme emerges among the companies represented here within the NACDS membership -- pharmacy and front-end, retailers and suppliers alike,'' Anderson said. “Though you differentiate in the marketplace, improving lives emerges as the common value you offer to the public. Collectively, your companies’ competition to deliver value is creating a re-birth. Call it a health and wellness renaissance, with innovations focused on patients and consumers.”

He continued, “You are delivering a renaissance of health and wellness. And through NACDS you are creating a renaissance of recognition. Now, an industry that has been under siege for decades is seeing the results of being better understood.”

“This industry has been doing some amazing things, but without due credit. It has been like an industry before its time, with innovations and potential that just have not been realized by the rest of the world…Together, we are creating a renaissance. I am convinced people will look back 20 or 30 years from now, and will see these times -- our times -- as a historic, watershed moment,” Anderson declared.

Anderson described NACDS’ proactive advancement of the NACDS Principles of Healthcare Reform and of the ''Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.'' message, and pro-patient, pro-pharmacy results that NACDS achieved during the healthcare reform debate. He emphasized that as Executive Branch agencies write the regulations to implement the new law, NACDS will remain highly engaged in a process that ''is still in the middle innings.''

“While the law includes important pharmacy issues, the platform that it presented also proved vital. At this very meeting, in past years, we said this debate would give pharmacy a new chance to tell our story. It did, and we seized the moment. Members of Congress really started to get it when we talked about poor medication adherence being responsible for $290 billion in added costs every year. That’s 13 percent of health expenditures. NACDS established pharmacy as a major part of the solution,” Anderson said.

He noted the inclusion of pharmacy issues in the new healthcare reform law, including those related to advancing medication therapy management (MTM); softening the Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement cuts under the average manufacturer price (AMP) model; providing a conditional exemption for pharmacies from the Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) accreditation requirement; expanding Medicaid coverage; taking steps to close the Medicare Part D “donut hole”; and maintaining Medicare Part D vaccine coverage.

On the Medicaid AMP issue, Anderson said the law validated pharmacy’s strategy to challenge the flawed regulations that implemented the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, while working to change the law through a long-term legislative solution. He noted that the preliminary injunction won by NACDS and the National Community Pharmacists Association has blocked $5.5 million in cuts to pharmacy each day, and more than $4.6 billion in cuts since January 1, 2008. “Do you want to talk about an issue that is vital to the pharmacy and to the front end alike? Imagine the forced closing of more than 11,000 pharmacies -- 20 percent of all stores. That’s ugly,” Anderson said.

Emphasizing the importance of not only reflecting the value of an industry, but also its values, Anderson noted NACDS’ and pharmacy’s efforts to assist the Haitian people in their recovery from January’s devastating earthquake. He said maintaining awareness of continuing needs in Haiti is important because “Haiti has disappeared from the front pages of our newspapers, but it will take decades of work to restore the land of these proud people.”

In his capacity as Chairman of the NACDS Foundation, Anderson made an announcement on behalf of NACDS Foundation President Edith Rosato and on behalf of the entire NACDS Foundation Board of Directors. He announced a $150,000 contribution from the NACDS Foundation to help the people of Haiti, with $50,000 to be donated to each of the following organizations: Doctors Without Borders; AmeriCares; and Convoy of Hope. ''This reflects the many, many steps that all of you have made to assist Haiti at this time,'' Anderson told attendees.

Anderson’s complete remarks are available here.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) represents 154 traditional drug stores, supermarkets, and mass merchants with pharmacies -- from regional chains with four stores to national companies. NACDS members also include more than 900 pharmacy and front-end suppliers, and over 70 international members from 24 countries. Chains operate 37,000 pharmacies, and employ more than 2.5 million employees, including 118,000 full-time pharmacists. They fill more than 2.5 billion prescriptions annually, which is more than 72 percent of annual prescriptions in the United States. The total economic impact of all retail stores with pharmacies transcends their $815 billion in annual sales. Every $1 spent in these stores creates a ripple effect of $3.82 in other industries, for a total economic impact of $3.11 trillion, equal to 26 percent of GDP. For more information about NACDS, visit www.NACDS.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pharmacy/drug_stores/prweb3919954.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. M. D. Anderson study questions true favorability of rare breast cancer type
2. David Anderson to discuss what model organisms can teach us about emotion
3. LodgeNet Healthcare Deploys Custom Education Solution for M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
4. M. D. Anderson develops tool to measure severity of chronic graft-vs.-host disease symptoms
5. Costly tests may not help detect bladder cancer recurrence, M. D. Anderson study finds
6. M. D. Anderson zeroes in on better way to predict prognosis in pediatric leukemia patients
7. M. D. Anderson receives 4.5 million grant, largest ever for study of yoga and cancer
8. Restaurants, C-Stores and Retailers Defy the Challenging Economy Raising A Record $5.6 Million During Annual St. Jude Halloween Promotion
9. Food Safety Attorney Fred Pritzker Calls on Food Retailers to Keep Precise Beef Handling Records
10. New Consumer Era Places Retailers at the Forefront of Participating in Shoppers Health
11. Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie Starts Petition Against Retailers Selling Used Underwear and Lingerie
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NACDS' Anderson Says Retailers and Suppliers' “Health and Wellness Renaissance” is Creating a “Historic, Watershed Moment”
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. ... descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the ... in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the ... She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s premier ... of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full contact ... using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 ... of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de ... The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated ... provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of a ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the ... analysis system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in ... subvisible and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed ... of the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: