Archive for October, 2012

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’

Pharmacy Students, Independent Pharmacy Services Featured During NCPA Business Plan Competition

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’

University of the Pacific Team Shares Thoughts on NCPA Business Plan Competition

On October 13th, students from three pharmacy schools will vie in a live competition to be the 2012 winner of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. For the second time, the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is among the three finalists after winning the competition in 2005. Continue reading ‘University of the Pacific Team Shares Thoughts on NCPA Business Plan Competition’

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Confusion About Compounding Pharmacies

By Kevin Schweers

The tragic meningitis cases that have been reported in six states have prompted some to question the role of compounding pharmacists in the U.S. health care system. Outside of pharmacy circles, the intricacies of compounding customized prescription medication treatments for individual patient needs may be little known and easily misunderstood. Traditional pharmacy compounding offers many benefits, including improving health outcomes and lowering medical costs for patients, and is fundamentally different from the now-suspended operation at the New England Compounding Center suspected to be the source of the meningitis outbreak.

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