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84% of local pharmacists say patients should have access to experimental COVID-19 treatment

84% of local pharmacists say patients should have access to experimental COVID-19 treatment

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Local pharmacists overwhelmingly disagree with recent actions by some states to limit the dispensing of a well-established malaria drug as a possible treatment for COVID-19, a new national survey shows. “Our members are clearly worried that this has become a political football,” said B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists

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

No quick relief from reimbursement burden

No quick relief from reimbursement burden

A new report on the cost of dispensing prescription medications brings into sharp focus the difficult economic challenges faced by retail pharmacy operators. It should come as no surprise that the study — conducted by Abt Associates and the MPI Group for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and

NCPA: Community pharmacy an eager partner in coronavirus containment

NCPA: Community pharmacy an eager partner in coronavirus containment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As the most accessible health care providers in many communities, neighborhood pharmacists are well-positioned to assist with efforts to curb and contain the coronavirus outbreak, the National Community Pharmacists Association said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ top emergency preparedness official. Dr. Robert Kadlec, the Assistant

Seven community pharmacies earn NCPA Innovation Center NICE Awards

Seven community pharmacies earn NCPA Innovation Center NICE Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Seven community pharmacies have been named recipients of the 2020 NICE Awards, sponsored by QS/1, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced today. This is the third year of the NICE Awards competition, which was created to recognize pharmacies for their efforts to enhance their value, promote their services, and better serve their

NACDS, NCPA and NASP release dispensing study

NACDS, NCPA and NASP release dispensing study

WASHINGTON – Pharmacy reimbursement paid by state Medicaid programs requires a fresh look and modernization, according to a new Cost of Dispensing Study commissioned by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP).   DOWNLOAD STUDY   DOWNLOAD Q&A   In

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

NCPA urges CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing

NCPA urges CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — In comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Community Pharmacists Association urged the agency to enhance coverage of pharmacist-provided care services and reevaluate strict supervision requirements as well as coverage policies for incident-to services. In response to President Trump’s Executive Order #13890 on Protecting and Improving Medicare for

NCPA Supports Welch-Griffith Bill

NCPA Supports Welch-Griffith Bill

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Seniors would have more convenient access to discounted or “preferred” copays for prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice under legislation reintroduced Thursday by Reps. Peter Welch (D, Vt.) and Morgan Griffith (R, Va.). The bipartisan legislation is endorsed by the National Community Pharmacists Association. NCPA chief executive officer B. Douglas Hoey

Steve Moore honored as Independent Pharmacist of the Year

Steve Moore honored as Independent Pharmacist of the Year

SAN DIEGO — Steve Moore,  owner of Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2019 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. The award is sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories LLC. Moore received the award on Monday at the general session of the NCPA 2019 Annual Convention. The award is

Students from University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy take home prestigious award from NCPA

Students from University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy take home prestigious award from NCPA

SAN DIEGO — A team of student pharmacists from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 16th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A team from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy was the runner-up, and a team representing the University of Texas at

NCPA, PRS launch “CBD Source” tool for pharmacists

NCPA, PRS launch “CBD Source” tool for pharmacists

SAN DIEGO — The National Community Pharmacists Association announced Monday that it has teamed up with PRS to launch the NCPA CBD Source, a first-of-its-kind online resource for community pharmacies featuring cannabidiol products as well as general information about the CBD industry. The NCPA CBD Source will serve as an easy-to-navigate website providing pharmacies with

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