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NCPA President Mark Riley Addresses Association’s Annual Meeting

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA President Mark Riley, PharmD, addressed the NCPA 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Austin, Texas today, discussing the term as President that he is concluding and the community pharmacy industry in general. Continue reading ‘NCPA President Mark Riley Addresses Association’s Annual Meeting’

NCPA Offers Medicare Recommendations for Pharmacy Care for Hospice Patients

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA is providing feedback and suggestions to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) officials grappling with unintended consequences impacting patient care in hospice settings stemming from a new policy the agency implemented May 1, 2014.

Continue reading ‘NCPA Offers Medicare Recommendations for Pharmacy Care for Hospice Patients’

NCPA Cautions Texas Pharmacy Board against Scrapping Pharmacist-Technician Staffing Requirements

By Kevin Schweers

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has written to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in opposition to a proposal eliminating the pharmacist-to-technician ratio requirement for retail/community pharmacies (licensed in Texas as “Class A” pharmacies). Continue reading ‘NCPA Cautions Texas Pharmacy Board against Scrapping Pharmacist-Technician Staffing Requirements’

NCPA President Calhoun: Imagination, Creativity Key to Community Pharmacists’ Future Success

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA President Donnie Calhoun, RPh, delivered an inspirational and forward-looking speech about the future of independent community pharmacy to his colleagues at NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition today. Continue reading ‘NCPA President Calhoun: Imagination, Creativity Key to Community Pharmacists’ Future Success’

NCPA CEO Addresses 2013 Convention

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA delivered a state of the association and industry speech today at NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. He touched on a range of topics important to independent community pharmacists and their patients. Continue reading ‘NCPA CEO Addresses 2013 Convention’

NCPA Hosts 10th Annual Student Pharmacy Business Plan Competition

 By Kevin Schweers

 This year NCPA celebrates the 10-year anniversary of what is now the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, and today three impressive teams of pharmacy school students vied to win the contest. Continue reading ‘NCPA Hosts 10th Annual Student Pharmacy Business Plan Competition’

Medicare Addresses Mail Order Waste, Refill Synchronization for 2014

By Kevin Schweers

Two Medicare Part D policy changes NCPA has long advocated for to reduce medication waste and promote meaningful adherence will take effect in the 2014 plan year. Continue reading ‘Medicare Addresses Mail Order Waste, Refill Synchronization for 2014′


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