Archive for November, 2013

Community Pharmacy Compounding Preserved Under Newly Approved Legislation, Senators Say

By Kevin Schweers

Before the U.S. Senate approved new compounding legislation, senators made statements clarifying for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the bill essentially preserves state board of pharmacy authority over the typical compounding work done by independent community pharmacies.

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NCPA Supports Bill to Save Medicare Funds by Reducing Medication Waste

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA recently wrote to Congress to express its formal support for legislation that would help ensure Medicare receives the full benefits of a new policy to reduce medication waste by having pharmacies dispense smaller amounts of prescription drugs to long term care (LTC) residents.

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NCPA Cautions Texas Pharmacy Board against Scrapping Pharmacist-Technician Staffing Requirements

By Kevin Schweers

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has written to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in opposition to a proposal eliminating the pharmacist-to-technician ratio requirement for retail/community pharmacies (licensed in Texas as “Class A” pharmacies). Continue reading ‘NCPA Cautions Texas Pharmacy Board against Scrapping Pharmacist-Technician Staffing Requirements’


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