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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′

California Law Expands Pharmacists’ Role as Providers

NCPA congratulates California pharmacists and the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) on the successful enactment of S.B. 493, legislation to expand the services that pharmacists are authorized to provide in the state. It was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Oct. 1. Continue reading ‘California Law Expands Pharmacists’ Role as Providers’

Congress Speaks Up for Community Pharmacies’ Compounding Services

By Kevin Schweers

Three days before today’s government shutdown produced by partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats came together to approve drug safety legislation and re-affirm their support for compounding services provided by independent community pharmacies. Continue reading ‘Congress Speaks Up for Community Pharmacies’ Compounding Services’

NCPA Reviews 2012 in Annual Report

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’

NCPA CEO Addresses Independent Pharmacy Opportunities, Initiatives

In his annual address to NCPA’s 2012 national meeting of independent community pharmacists, CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA touched on a diverse array of association and industry initiatives. Continue reading ‘NCPA CEO Addresses Independent Pharmacy Opportunities, Initiatives’

NCPA President Wilson Touts Pharmacist’s Value in Convention Address

NCPA President and Oklahoma City, OK pharmacy owner Lonny Wilson, PD delivered a wide-ranging and well-received speech about the value independent community pharmacists provide to the U.S. health care system, today during NCPA’s 114th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. Continue reading ‘NCPA President Wilson Touts Pharmacist’s Value in Convention Address’


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