Headshot of Michael Wysong, Chief Executive Officer at CARE Pharmacies.

NACDS Announces 2020-2021 Officers, Welcomes New Members to Board and Executive Committee Walgreens President Richard Ashworth Elected Chairman of the Board The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced new officers, four new Executive Committee members and three newly elected Board of Directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the Association re-elected three…

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By Mark Hamstra – 03/24/2020  Subscribe The times have, perhaps, never been more challenging for independent drug store operators. Yet, many are finding a path to success by expanding into new, more profitable areas of business and exiting from unprofitable ones, as well as strengthening their community ties and maintaining tight control of their expenses.…

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Bonita Springs, Fla. – Critical trends, information and relationships fueled a highly productive 2020 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference, held February 2-4. Mike Wysong, 2020 NACDS Regional Chain Conference chairman and chief executive officer, CARE Pharmacies, opened the event by commending attendees for being active “seekers” of the ideas, products…

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Headshot of Michael Wysong, Chief Executive Officer at CARE Pharmacies.

January 6, 2020 by Chain Drug Review   DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of…

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During the Annual ideaShare meeting, McKesson hosted their third annual luncheon in honor of Women in Pharmacy. Our very talented board member and a CARE member since 2016, Christine Lee-Wilson was recognized during the luncheon. Christine received an award for her accomplishments as a pharmacy owner and advocate in her community. Also during the luncheon…

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How will the government’s pressure to cut drug prices affect pharmacy? What will the impact of DIR fee reform be? Will pharmacists get closer to attaining provider status? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are considering as they look ahead to 2019. CARE Pharmacies CEO Mike Wysong was recently featured among…

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Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Request FTC Review PBM Mergers NCPA staff discusses pharmacy reimbursement and managed care with Medicaid officials NCPA continues cost parity dialogue with TRICARE NCPA staff participates in opioid discussion with CMS Senate HELP Committee advances “gag” clause bill House votes to delay health insurance tax House passes bill to expand…

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President Trump Unveils Plan to Tackle High Prescription Drug Prices HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Seek Inspector General Investigation into Retroactive DIR Fees Energy and Commerce Committee Marks-up Opioid Legislation Ways and Means Committee Schedules Mark-up of Opioid Legislation Drug Wholesalers Grilled by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 60 Minutes Stunner: ESI…

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Community Pharmacists Charge the Hill This week, nearly 300 community pharmacists from 37 states participated in NCPA’s 50th annual Congressional Pharmacy Summit. They charged Capitol Hill to advocate for NCPA’s three priority issues:  an end to retroactive pharmacy DIR fees, transparency in generic reimbursement rates in federal programs, and to open Medicare preferred pharmacy networks to…

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The National Community Pharmacy Association has honored eight independent pharmacies with its inaugural NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards. The Alexandria, Va.-based organization said it created the awards, which are partly sponsored by CoverMyMeds, to recognize pharmacies that have enhanced their spaces to better serve patients and communities. NCPA said that it received more than 70…

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