By Kevin Schweers
The more than 250 independent community pharmacists coming to Washington, DC this week for NCPA’s Legislative Conference will visit with hundreds of Members of Congress, but not all 535 Senators and Representatives. To reinforce with these lawmakers and others the value of community pharmacists and pharmacists’ federal policy priorities for 2013, NCPA is running advertisements in key publications.
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As the Obama Administration and the new, 113th Congress embark on their 2013 agendas, NCPA is weighing in on behalf of the independent community pharmacies it represents and the patients they serve. Namely, this week NCPA sponsored an advertisement urging support for pro-patient, pro-pharmacist policies.
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By Kevin Schweers
Before turning the calendar to 2013, NCPA staff recently looked back at some of the association’s efforts in furtherance of its independent community pharmacy members and their patients. Some of the more significant efforts were chronicled in a recently published, executive-summary style annual report. Continue reading ‘NCPA Reviews 2012 in Annual Report’
On October 13th, students from three pharmacy schools will vie in a live competition to be the 2012 winner of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. For the second time, the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is among the three finalists after winning the competition in 2005. Continue reading ‘University of the Pacific Team Shares Thoughts on NCPA Business Plan Competition’
On October 13th, students from three pharmacy schools will vie in a live competition to be the 2012 winner of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. For the first time, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy is among the three finalists. NCPA recently asked the schools’ representatives for their insights and feedback on the contest.
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Published September 25, 2012
Tags: NCPA Convention
In 2004, NCPA held the inaugural pharmacy student business plan competition in which six schools submitted entries. Just nine years later, this competition has grown in popularity and participation with 40 schools entering in 2012.
Continue reading ‘Checking in with Business Plan Competition Finalist University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy’
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By Michael Rule, Manager of Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy
As noted in a recent Executive Update (link available to NCPA members only) Congress has left Washington D.C. for its annual August Recess. During this period most Members of Congress will spend a significant portion of their time in district meeting with constituents. This presents a tremendous opportunity for pharmacists to meet with their legislators and educate them on the importance of small business independent community pharmacy to patients and the overall community. In fact, more than 25 members of Congress have already scheduled pharmacy visits for during this recess. Continue reading ‘Get Active During Recess (Congress’ August Recess That Is)’
Today is the day you can choose to “accelerate” your pharmacy’s success into overdrive. That’s because in just 60 days, the premier event in community pharmacy, the 114th NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition will begin in beautiful San Diego. From October 13-17, hundreds of pharmacy owners, staff pharmacists, students, industry suppliers, vendors, and more will convene at the San Diego Convention Center to highlight the best and brightest in community pharmacy.
Continue reading ‘Go from 0 to 60 in San Diego’