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NCPA praises N.Y. testing pilot including independent community pharmacies

NCPA praises N.Y. testing pilot including independent community pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — During his daily press conference on the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 testing pilot program that will involve independent pharmacies and have the goal of conducting 7,000 tests per week. The pilot is coordinating with the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and with the state’s network of CPESN clinically integrated pharmacies. The National Community Pharmacists Association,

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

NCPA stands with NY patients, pharmacists after Cuomo veto

NCPA stands with NY patients, pharmacists after Cuomo veto

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – Despite aggressive advocacy efforts by state-based pharmacy organizations and individual New York pharmacists, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week vetoed legislation to help to rein in costly pharmacy benefit manager practices by giving the superintendent of insurance licensing and regulatory authority over PBMs. This regulatory authority would put an end to the lack

Cuomo wants to ban cigarette sales in pharmacies in New York State

Cuomo wants to ban cigarette sales in pharmacies in New York State

NEW YORK – The minimum age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products in will be set at 21 and new regulations for the sale of e-cigarettes would be introduced if a provision in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal is approved. The proposal would also end the sale of tobacco and e-cigarette products in pharmacies in