Sunday, March 4, 2012

NACDS becomes 'association that knows how to win'.(News)(National Association of Chain Drug Stores)(Conference news)

NAPLES, Fla. -- 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.

Pharmacies can cut health care costs and improve health outcomes by helping patients take medications correctly and building on such accomplishments as the defeat of Medicaid pharmacy payment cuts under the average manufacturer price (AMP) model, according to Anderson.

"Reimbursement is lifeblood," he said. "But the even more compelling case to legislators is pharmacy's …

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