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NCPA chief executive officer B. Douglas Hoey

Survey: Community pharmacists wary of mail order drugs

Survey: Community pharmacists wary of mail order drugs

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — A nationwide survey of independent pharmacists, released Wednesday by the National Community Pharmacists Association, finds a host of alarming problems with mail order prescriptions, including late deliveries, errant deliveries, and sensitive drugs left out in the elements. “Do-it-yourself health care is dangerous, and we’re seeing some of the risks in this data,”said NCPA CEO B.

Independent pharmacies must be part of COVID-19 vaccine solution

Independent pharmacies must be part of COVID-19 vaccine solution

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — With most rural and medically underserved communities relying on the services of independent community pharmacies, integrating these neighborhood pharmacies in coronavirus immunization plans is key in achieving widespread vaccine administration. National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey emphasized independent pharmacists’ accessibility and value to patients to the Trump administration today on

NCPA, Oklahoma pharmacists cheer new development in PBM case

NCPA, Oklahoma pharmacists cheer new development in PBM case

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association welcomed a development in a federal court case in which the powerful pharmacy benefit manager lobby is challenging an Oklahoma law that would regulate PBMs, protect patient access, and ensure fairer business practices. “This is a very positive development in a very important case,” said NCPA CEO B.

Survey shows community pharmacies ready and able to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

Survey shows community pharmacies ready and able to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — A new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association shows sky-high interest in delivering coronavirus vaccines when they are approved. “Community pharmacists are already doing immunizations, so this is a natural expansion of the health care services they’re already providing,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. The survey finds that 86% of community pharmacists say

Community pharmacy alerts patients about growing risk to local health care

Community pharmacy alerts patients about growing risk to local health care

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As pharmacy benefit managers continue to prioritize profits ahead of patients, the National Community Pharmacists Association has launched Fight4Rx to alert patients to the growing risk that their neighborhood pharmacy may close, not because of COVID-19 but because of excessive profiteering. “PBMs are the middlemen responsible for managing prescription drug benefits for the majority

NCPA launching Fix DIR Day on June 27

NCPA launching Fix DIR Day on June 27

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association and its 22,000 member pharmacies are launching Fix DIR Day on Thursday, June 27. Pharmacy stakeholders will be mobilizing their legislators in Congress to contact members of the Senate Finance Committee and urge them to address pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees, or pharmacy DIR, in their

NCPA statement on Oklahoma PBM regulation law

NCPA statement on Oklahoma PBM regulation law

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Tuesday signed into law HB 2632, which protects patient access to pharmacy services by establishing network adequacy and “any willing pharmacy” requirements, minimizes pharmacy benefit manager conflicts of interest by prohibiting higher reimbursement rates for PBM-owned pharmacies, and limits PBM abuses by prohibiting retroactive claim adjustments and denials.