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’
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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 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’
By Kevin Schweers
At NCPA’s national convention, the 9th annual business plan competition again brought three worthy teams of pharmacy school students together to exchange well-thought-out dreams of community pharmacy ownership. Continue reading ‘Pharmacy Students, Independent Pharmacy Services Featured During NCPA Business Plan Competition’
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Have you ever thought something was working based on a myth? Continue reading ‘Proven Cure for the Common Cold: Vick’s Vapor Rub and a #2 Lead Pencil’
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) joins with Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency (PUTT), Florida Pharmacy Association, many patients and others in opposition to the State of Florida’s recent transition to a managed care model and to a narrow Medicaid pharmacy network that omits many Florida small business community pharmacies and ships taxpayer dollars out of the Sunshine State.
With immunization awareness month approaching in August, NCPA would like to highlight the recent praise of pharmacists by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their efforts to increase immunization rates.
With the Senate attempting to complete work and pass the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) before the Memorial Day weekend, the National Community Pharmacists Association weighed in earlier this week with a letter to Senate Health Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY).
Ex-Governors to Pharmacists: Engage in Your State’s Political Process to Shape Medicaid, Health ReformPublished October 13, 2011 Government Affairs , Health Care Reform , NCPA Activities , pharmacist , Uncategorized Leave a Comment
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Two respected, former Governors spoke fondly this week of their first-hand experience with the services of independent community pharmacists and urged pharmacists to take an active, solution-oriented role in the political process to help preserve patient access to community pharmacies. Continue reading ‘Ex-Governors to Pharmacists: Engage in Your State’s Political Process to Shape Medicaid, Health Reform’
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NCPA Executive Vice President and CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA looked back on his first year as CEO and gave independent community pharmacists a preview of some “coming attractions” in his address Monday morning to the 113th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. Continue reading ‘NCPA CEO Talks Up Community Pharmacy, Advocacy, and Medication Adherence in Convention Address’