Archive for October, 2013

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’

University of Arkansas Team Returns to Business Plan Competition Finals After Winning in 2012

By Michael Rule, Associate Director of Public Affairs and Grassroots

On October 12th, students from three pharmacy schools will vie in a live competition to be the 2013 winner of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. For the second consecutive year, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, winner of the 2012 competition, is among the three finalists.

Continue reading ‘University of Arkansas Team Returns to Business Plan Competition Finals After Winning in 2012’

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’


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