As the CEO and owner of Lifechek Drug, Bruce Gingrich participates in several organizations that advocate for the drug store industry. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) not only provides networking opportunities and increased visibility for companies owned by people like Bruce Gingrich, but advocates on their behalf to legislative organizations as well.
NACDS-PAC, the organization’s political action committee, helps candidates who intend to advocate on behalf of pharmacies and patients seek election. By allowing large numbers of members and other supportive individuals to pool their contributions, NACDS-PAC allows for more effective and targeted political giving than individual donations could possibly achieve. NACDS also operates a grassroots advocacy program, RxIMPACT Grassroots, for pharmacists and other members of the pharmacy field; the program provides information on how to contact lawmakers on key pharmacy issues. Members can also go to the advocacy section of the NACDS website to learn more about current policy initiatives and how they affect drug stores and pharmacy professionals.