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B. Douglas Hoey

NCPA statement on administration’s interim COVID-19 immunization plan

NCPA statement on administration’s interim COVID-19 immunization plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey in reaction to the interim coronavirus vaccine immunization plan announced today by the Trump administration: “We’re pleased that this plan acknowledges and looks to utilize the essential nature of community pharmacies when rolling out coronavirus vaccine administration plans. Millions

NCPA’s statement on HHS authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines

NCPA’s statement on HHS authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance authorizing pharmacists to order and administer coronavirus vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, when available: “The country needs pharmacists to be a major player in

NCPA part of Operation Warp Speed

NCPA part of Operation Warp Speed

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey has been invited by the Department of Health and Human Services to serve alongside administration officials and industry executives as part of Operation Warp Speed, the unprecedented race to develop, approve, produce, and distribute hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines for COVID-19. “Developing

National pharmacy organizations urge governors to include community-based pharmacies in vaccination plans for COVID-19

National pharmacy organizations urge governors to include community-based pharmacies in vaccination plans for COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The fastest and surest way to immunize millions of Americans against COVID-19 is to enlist local pharmacists who see more patients per year than primary physicians, a group of national pharmacy organizations told the National Governors Association today. “To realize the positive outcomes hoped for, all community-based pharmacists and pharmacies must be part of

NCPA issues statement on ‘Buy American’ executive order

NCPA issues statement on ‘Buy American’ executive order

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey issued the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order calling for the federal government to buy “essential” drugs and supplies made in the U.S. rather than those from overseas companies: “We wouldn’t buy all our essential equipment for a military operation from China

NCPA urges swift passage of COVID-19 relief, aid for essential businesses

NCPA urges swift passage of COVID-19 relief, aid for essential businesses

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association supports provisions in Senate Republican coronavirus relief legislation presented Monday that would shield essential small businesses from opportunistic lawsuits, provide additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and offer tax credits to offset costs of safety precautions, said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. Policymakers should swiftly negotiate

NCPA CEO to Trump: Fix DIR fees to lower drug costs

NCPA CEO to Trump: Fix DIR fees to lower drug costs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a letter to President Trump, National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey says that as part of any efforts on drug pricing, the administration must eliminate back-door fees that insurance companies use to increase drug costs for seniors and gouge local pharmacies. “Insurance companies are using their prescription drug management divisions

NCPA introduces “essential” campaign for small business relief

NCPA introduces “essential” campaign for small business relief

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The next COVID-19 package should shield essential small businesses from opportunistic lawsuits, extend the Paycheck Protection Program, provide or ensure hazard pay, and let pharmacists administer tests and vaccines, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association, which launched its “Essential” campaign today via social media. “Essential businesses are taking great precautions, sometimes

Community pharmacy implores local officials to protect neighborhood businesses

Community pharmacy implores local officials to protect neighborhood businesses

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement Wednesday on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to reports on the destruction of small business local pharmacies: “In recent days we have received reports from long-time members that their pharmacies were damaged and looted in the rioting that broke out

POTUS can test millions more by including independent pharmacies, says NCPA

POTUS can test millions more by including independent pharmacies, says NCPA

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The administration’s effort to enlist pharmacies as COVID-19 testing centers must include independent, locally-owned pharmacies, otherwise millions of Americans will be left out, said the National Community Pharmacists Association. “One out of five zip codes in the United States don’t have a big chain drug store. They’re served by locally-owned, small business independent

NCPA lauds N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for authorizing independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 test centers

NCPA lauds N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for authorizing independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 test centers

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association, which represents over 21,000 independent pharmacies across the country, issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order authorizing New York’s small business independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 testing collection centers: “We are deeply

Study: Independent pharmacy is the safety net against COVID-19 for millions of Americans

Study: Independent pharmacy is the safety net against COVID-19 for millions of Americans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new nationwide analysis of pharmacies shows there are millions of Americans whose only option is a local independent, something policymakers and suppliers must keep in mind as they make their battle plans for COVID-19, said the National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday. “There are thousands of communities in which the only

NCPA sends small business community pharmacy recommendations, needs to Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force

NCPA sends small business community pharmacy recommendations, needs to Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association today reiterated to vice president Mike Pence and members of the administration’s Coronavirus Task Force how community pharmacy is ready and willing to assist with fighting the pandemic, as well as allowances needed in order for small business neighborhood pharmacies to continue to provide life-saving assistance to

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