Archive for July, 2012

NCPA Opposes Florida Shift to Narrow Medicaid Pharmacy Network, Managed Care

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.

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CDC Recognizes Pharmacists for Immunization Contributions

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.

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Community Pharmacists Recognized by Feds for Innovation, Improving Health

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the second and final batch of Health Care Innovation Awards and community pharmacists were among the grant recipients. Continue reading ‘Community Pharmacists Recognized by Feds for Innovation, Improving Health’

Taking Your Medicine, Taking It Right

By B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA

The Wall Street Journal recently reported in the paper and on its Health Blog how pharmacists are trying to step up to improve medication adherence among patients, so that they take their medications as prescribed by a doctor. Continue reading ‘Taking Your Medicine, Taking It Right’

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