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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’

Proven Cure for the Common Cold: Vick’s Vapor Rub and a #2 Lead Pencil

By Gabe Trahan, Senior Director of Store Operations and Marketing

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Have you ever thought something was working based on a myth? Continue reading ‘Proven Cure for the Common Cold: Vick’s Vapor Rub and a #2 Lead Pencil’

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.

Continue reading ‘NCPA Opposes Florida Shift to Narrow Medicaid Pharmacy Network, Managed Care’

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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NCPA Weighs in on Senate’s Must-Pass Drug User Fee Bill

With the Senate attempting to complete work and pass the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) before the Memorial Day weekend, the National Community Pharmacists Association weighed in earlier this week with a letter to Senate Health Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY).

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Ex-Governors to Pharmacists: Engage in Your State’s Political Process to Shape Medicaid, Health Reform

By Kevin Schweers

Two respected, former Governors spoke fondly this week of their first-hand experience with the services of independent community pharmacists and urged pharmacists to take an active, solution-oriented role in the political process to help preserve patient access to community pharmacies. Continue reading ‘Ex-Governors to Pharmacists: Engage in Your State’s Political Process to Shape Medicaid, Health Reform’

NCPA CEO Talks Up Community Pharmacy, Advocacy, and Medication Adherence in Convention Address

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA Executive Vice President and CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA looked back on his first year as CEO and gave independent community pharmacists a preview of some “coming attractions” in his address Monday morning to the 113th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. Continue reading ‘NCPA CEO Talks Up Community Pharmacy, Advocacy, and Medication Adherence in Convention Address’

NCPA Convention Kicks Off with President’s Address, Medicare Chief, Former Gov. Huckabee

By Kevin Schweers

Three excellent pharmacy speeches jumpstarted NCPA’s 113th Annual Convention & Trade Exposition in Nashville this morning. Continue reading ‘NCPA Convention Kicks Off with President’s Address, Medicare Chief, Former Gov. Huckabee’

Pharmacy Students Impress at NCPA Business Plan Competition

By Kevin Schweers

There are many “must” events at the NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition and the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition ranks right up there. In an exciting, live competition the finalists – three teams of pharmacy students – pitch a panel of judges on their team’s plan to start or purchase an independent community pharmacy. Continue reading ‘Pharmacy Students Impress at NCPA Business Plan Competition’

Rebirth Amid Destruction: Joplin Pharmacy Re-Opens Days After Devastating Tornado

by Chris Linville, Managing Editor, America’s Pharmacist

After a massive tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., on Sunday night, May 22, the path of wreckage in the aftermath was hard to fathom.

Continue reading ‘Rebirth Amid Destruction: Joplin Pharmacy Re-Opens Days After Devastating Tornado’


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