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B. Douglas Hoey

NCPA applauds senate commerce passage of PBM transparency act

NCPA applauds senate commerce passage of PBM transparency act

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today voted to advance the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act (S. 4293), which was introduced by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and endorsed by the National Community Pharmacists Association. The committee advanced the bill in a bipartisan vote of 19-9. After the vote, NCPA

NCPA congratulates Alvaro Bedoya on Senate confirmation

NCPA congratulates Alvaro Bedoya on Senate confirmation

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey after Alvaro Bedoya was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Federal Trade Commission: “NCPA supported Alvaro Bedoya’s nomination because we believe that he shares the commitment to investigating pharmacy benefit managers and empowering consumer choice

FTC could approve probe of PBMs soon

FTC could approve probe of PBMs soon

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), which in two separate letters called on the FTC to investigate PBMs, today hailed a move by chairwoman Lina Kahn to call for a vote to launch a formal study. “This is a massively significant development for independent pharmacy,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. “Pharmacy benefit managers

NCPA supports bill to expand seniors’ access to preferred local pharmacies

NCPA supports bill to expand seniors’ access to preferred local pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association supports legislation reintroduced by Reps. Peter Welch (D, Vt.) and Morgan Griffith (R, Va.) that would give seniors more convenient access to discounted or “preferred” copays for prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice. The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act (H.R. 2608) would also empower more seniors

Study: More than 8 in 10 adults prefer their local pharmacist over mail order

Study: More than 8 in 10 adults prefer their local pharmacist over mail order

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A large majority of American adults prefer to get their prescription drugs from a local pharmacist instead of a mail order service, mainly because of the personal relationship, according to a new national survey released today by the National Community Pharmacists Association. “Most Americans clearly are not willing to substitute personal care

NCPA launching state campaign promoting pharmacies

NCPA launching state campaign promoting pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association, the country’s leading group representing small business independent pharmacy, is teaming up with multiple state pharmacy associations on a campaign to promote the value of pharmacies in ensuring patient access to reliable, affordable health care. The campaign will also be educating the public, patients, and policymakers on

Credit NCPA for suing to eradicate DIR fees

Credit NCPA for suing to eradicate DIR fees

After several years of unsuccessful efforts by pharmacy advocates to persuade members of Congress and the executive branch to put an end to inequities in direct and indirect remuneration under Medicare Part D, the National Community Pharmacists Association is taking the fight to court. NCPA last month filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health

Independent pharmacies can be a shot in the arm for state vaccine programs

Independent pharmacies can be a shot in the arm for state vaccine programs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — With many states struggling to immunize senior citizens and other vulnerable populations against COVID-19, two leading pharmacy groups today called on the nation’s governors to enlist independent long-term care pharmacies that know their communities best and can swing into action quickly. “Independent long-term care pharmacists have the experience, specialized knowledge, and, most

NCPA applauds Biden Administration COVID-19 strategy

NCPA applauds Biden Administration COVID-19 strategy

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA, after theNational Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness was released by the Biden administration: “Small business neighborhood pharmacy has been engaged in the fight against the coronavirus from the start, jumping to action and installing

2020 NCPA Annual Convention: Oct. 18-19, Wherever You Are

2020 NCPA Annual Convention: Oct. 18-19, Wherever You Are

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association’s Annual Convention is set to take place Oct. 18-19, 2020. The virtual format of this year’s convention makes it easier than ever for independent community pharmacists and their teams to attend, wherever they are. It is also drawing big-name speakers including the Assistant Secretary for Health at

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

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