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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’

NCPA Reviews 2012 in Annual Report

By Kevin Schweers

Before turning the calendar to 2013, NCPA staff recently looked back at some of the association’s efforts in furtherance of its independent community pharmacy members and their patients. Some of the more significant efforts were chronicled in a recently published, executive-summary style annual report. Continue reading ‘NCPA Reviews 2012 in Annual Report’

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’

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

(@ncpagabe on Twitter)

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’


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