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Karry La Violette

NCPA applauds first-in-nation law expanding pharmacists’ vaccine authority to Include COVID-19

NCPA applauds first-in-nation law expanding pharmacists’ vaccine authority to Include COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association is praising a new prescriptive authority law approved in Minnesota this week. MN SF 13 is the first law in the nation to expand pharmacists’ vaccine authority to allow them to administer Food and Drug Administration-authorized COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 vaccines to eligible individuals, when a vaccine becomes available. It

NCPA joins push for additional economic recovery assistance

NCPA joins push for additional economic recovery assistance

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has joined the America’s Recovery Fund Coalition, a group of more than 100 business organizations advocating for a dedicated fund to build on federal economic assistance efforts and help businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The ARFC launched last week and already represents 45 percent of the United States workforce, a combined 58 million

NCPA urges enactment of CARES Act to support small business pharmacies

NCPA urges enactment of CARES Act to support small business pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives. The CARES Act contains protections that would help small businesses pharmacies survive the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation passed the Senate earlier this week and

NCPA attends signing of bipartisan opioid relief package

NCPA attends signing of bipartisan opioid relief package

WASHINGTON  – As President Trump signs H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, several National Community Pharmacists Association-supported provisions contained in the opioid package become law. NCPA chief executive officer B. Douglas Hoey and Karry La Violette, NCPA’s senior vice president of government affairs and director

Health leaders visit community pharmacy owners to promote “gag clause” ban

Health leaders visit community pharmacy owners to promote “gag clause” ban

PITTSBURGH  – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar and Paul Mango, chief principal deputy administrator and chief of staff in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of the Administrator, today visited Spartan Pharmacy in Pittsburgh as part of ongoing efforts to highlight President Trump’s signing into law legislation to ban

NCPA ups the ante in pharmacy advocacy

NCPA ups the ante in pharmacy advocacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has made several staff appointments and enlisted a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm to augment its federal, state and media relations efforts. NCPA said Thursday that Kevin Schweers has been named as senior vice president of government and public affairs and director of the NCPA Advocacy Center. The