By John Norton
According to the research institute NEHI, up to $290 billion a year is wasted on the improper use of medication. When you first read the number, you think it’s a misprint. Surely, we are talking in terms of millions and not billions, right? Unfortunately, the listed number is correct, and is largely the result of patients not taking the right medication, at the right time, the right way.
Continue reading ‘A Contest with a Purpose: The 3rd Annual Medication Adherence Challenge’
NCPA ran a public service announcement (PSA) at NASCAR’s Homestead Miami Speedway during the weekend of Nov. 15-17, and we’ve posted here and on You Tube a short video summary from the event.
Continue reading ‘NASCAR Fans Hear About PBM Abuses’
By Michael Rule, Associate Director of Public Affairs and Grassroots
On October 12th, students from three pharmacy schools will vie in a live competition to be the 2013 winner of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. For the second consecutive year, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, winner of the 2012 competition, is among the three finalists.
Continue reading ‘University of Arkansas Team Returns to Business Plan Competition Finals After Winning in 2012′
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.
Continue reading ‘NCPA Ads Inform Congress on Community Pharmacists, Priorities’
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.
Continue reading ‘New NCPA Ad Urges Pro-Pharmacy, Pro-Patient Policies’
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’