Posts Tagged 'pharmacist'

Senate Hearing Scheduled on Generic Drug Price Spikes

By Kevin Schweers

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, announced that his panel will hold a hearing on Nov. 20 to “explore why the costs of certain generic drugs are skyrocketing.” NCPA appreciates the subcommittee’s work and will continue to support their efforts to address this issue.

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Members of Congress Scrutinize Sky-rocketing Costs of Generic Drugs

By Michael Rule

Last January, NCPA urged Congress to investigate soaring generic drug prices after a member survey found that acquisition costs for some drugs had increased by more than 1,000%, but that reimbursement to pharmacies did not keep up. This call was recently answered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) who launched an inquiry.

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Pharmacists Tweet, Share, and Inspire During 2nd Annual #Pharmacist Tweet-a-Thon

By Stephanie DuBois, Director, Marketing Communications

Even though American Pharmacists Month draws to a close today, our message about the positive impact that pharmacists have on their patients, communities, and health care will continue to ring loud and clear throughout the year.

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The Afternoon After

By Kurt A. Proctor, Ph.D., RPh, NCPA Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

So where was I? Oh yeah, I was recapping the standing room only NCPA post-convention program, Networking for High Performance Pharmacies; part of NCPA’s active leadership role on behalf of our members to put them in the best possible position as these trends continue and accelerate.

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The Morning After

By Kurt A. Proctor, Ph.D., RPh, NCPA Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

After a great NCPA Annual Meeting in Austin, we weren’t done. On Wednesday, October 22nd we kept the momentum going with a day-long “Networking for High Performance Pharmacies” program for a standing room only crowd of 140 industry leaders. This provocative program afforded like-minded pharmacists not only the opportunity to get to know each other but to engage with public and private payers to hear about their plans for pay-for-performance and quality related network inclusion criteria.

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NCPA Student Members Take Center Stage at Pharmacy Business Plan Competition

By Kevin Schweers

Three teams of pharmacy students poised well beyond their years vied in a live competition at the 11th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, the winner of which will be announced at today’s Opening General Session of the NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Austin, Texas. Continue reading ‘NCPA Student Members Take Center Stage at Pharmacy Business Plan Competition’

University of Oklahoma Team Reflects on 2014 Student Business Plan Competition

By Michael Rule, Associate Director Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy

On October 18th, students from three pharmacy schools vied in a live competition to be the winner of the 2014 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. For the second consecutive year, the University Of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy (OUCP) was among the three finalists, having won the competition in 2013. NCPA recently asked the schools’ representatives for their insights and feedback on the contest.

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