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NCPA to state and local health officials: Give community pharmacists a shot with vaccine rollout

NCPA to state and local health officials: Give community pharmacists a shot with vaccine rollout

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — State and local health officials could accelerate the sputtering COVID-19 vaccine rollout by working more closely with community pharmacists who care for millions of patients across the country, said the National Community Pharmacists Association today. “Based on what we’re seeing, the vaccine rollout is going better in states where community pharmacists are

NCPA lists finalists for 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

NCPA lists finalists for 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Teams of pharmacy students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and the University of

COVID-19 will have lasting changes in the way local pharmacies operate

COVID-19 will have lasting changes in the way local pharmacies operate

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — COVID-19 is changing the way local pharmacies do business, perhaps for the long term, according to a new survey released Monday by the National Community Pharmacists Association. According to the survey, 61% of community pharmacists anticipate that more pharmacies will be offering point-of-care testing for various illnesses, including COVID-19 when that becomes

CDC working with community pharmacy, ADCES, and OmniSYS to prevent type 2 diabetes

CDC working with community pharmacy, ADCES, and OmniSYS  to prevent type 2 diabetes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association, in collaboration with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and OmniSYS, has launched a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded initiative to help small business independent pharmacies offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to people with prediabetes. While neighborhood pharmacies are in an ideal

Coronavirus causing a run on masks, NCPA study shows

Coronavirus causing a run on masks, NCPA study shows

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Americans are much more worried about the Coronavirus than their local pharmacists, according to a national survey, and they’re snapping up surgical masks faster than the stores can get them. “The news coverage is clearly affecting consumer behavior,” said Brian Caswell, president of the National Community Pharmacists Association and owner of Wolkar