NACDS to HHS, CMS Nominees: "We are Enthusiastic to Help Leverage Pharmacy to Improve Americans' Health and Well-Being"

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Tom Price to head HHS, Seema Verma to head CMS.

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NACDS has a powerful story to tell, and we look forward to working with these leaders to put that story into action in new and innovative ways.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, issued the following statement today, welcoming President-elect Donald Trump’s nominations of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

“NACDS welcomes the nominations of Congressman Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma to serve as Administrator of CMS. We are enthusiastic to help leverage pharmacy to improve Americans’ health and well-being. When it comes to the accessibility, quality and affordability of healthcare, pharmacies are doing more than ever before and can be utilized even more effectively for the good of patients and for the benefit of society. NACDS has a powerful story to tell, and we look forward to working with these leaders to put that story into action in new and innovative ways.

“Collaboration is absolutely essential to maximize the potential of the healthcare delivery system, and to prevent policies that stifle it. NACDS looks forward to engaging completely in the ongoing work of developing and implementing solutions that benefit American patients and consumers.”

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