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Doug Hoey

NCPA Releases 2019 Digest

NCPA Releases 2019 Digest

SAN DIEGO  – The 2019 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, was released today at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Annual Convention here. The NCPA Digest, which provides an annual overview of independent community pharmacy, found that the industry in 2018 represented 35% of all retail pharmacies in the United States and a $75.8 billion

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion — moderated by Chain Drug Review during the most recent NACDS Total Store Expo — that included leaders from across the industry representing chains, wholesalers, pharma and solution providers. It was a thoughtful and far-reaching exchange on a number of important topics, and we spent

Current Rx payment system needs to be changed

Current Rx payment system needs to be changed

NEW YORK — Physicians Robin Warren and Barry Marshall were practically laughed out of health care in 1982 when they suggested that a type of bacteria might be causing stomach ulcers. It took more than a decade before their theory that treating ulcers with antibiotics to kill H. pylori bacteria was validated, and it radically