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B. Douglas Hoey is the chief executive officer at the National Community Pharmacists Association.

National survey shows Americans prefer a local health care provider over a mass event to get the COVID-19 vaccines

National survey shows Americans prefer a local health care provider over a mass event to get the COVID-19 vaccines

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new survey released today by the National Community Pharmacists Association shows a strong preference among Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccines from a trusted health care provider, such as their local pharmacist or doctor. According to a survey of 1,390 adults conducted by Public Policy Polling from Feb. 26-27,nearly 4 in 10

NCPA issue statement on Initial Launch of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

NCPA issue statement on Initial Launch of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association released the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey, in response to the Biden administration’s plans to ship coronavirus vaccine doses directly to select pharmacies across the country: “When independent pharmacies have access to the vaccine, they are able to quickly get the coronavirus shots in patients’ arms.

NCPA files lawsuit against HHS to eliminate spiraling pharmacy DIR fees

NCPA files lawsuit against HHS to eliminate spiraling pharmacy DIR fees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today the National Community Pharmacists Association filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations that enable pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that are driving small business neighborhood pharmacies out of business. The lawsuit alleges that the fees are without reasonable transparency, and they conceal from

Pharmacy Outlook: B. Douglas Hoey, NCPA

Pharmacy Outlook: B. Douglas Hoey, NCPA

On January 10, 2020, cheers erupted in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s headquarters when we learned the U.S. Supreme Court had decided to hear Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, a case to determine whether ERISA preempts a state law regulating pharmacy benefit managers. NCPA has been fighting to rein in PBMs for years, and

Community pharmacy applauds COVID relief package

Community pharmacy applauds COVID relief package

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to the House and Senate passing the long-awaited COVID-19 relief package: “Community pharmacists are essential healthcare providers, and this relief package is essential to them. NCPA appreciates the bipartisan support in Congress, and we are proud to