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Ira Katz honored with 2021 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award

Ira Katz honored with 2021 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Upsher-Smith Laboratories announced that Ira Katz, owner of Little Five Points Pharmacy in Atlanta, is the winner of the National Community Pharmacists Association 2021 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award. Katz received the award on Monday, Oct. 11 at NCPA’s 123rd Annual Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The annual award

Nikki Adams Bryant awarded 2021 National Preceptor of the Year Award by NCPA Foundation

Nikki Adams Bryant awarded 2021 National Preceptor of the Year Award by NCPA Foundation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Georgia pharmacist Nikki Adams Bryant, owner of Adams Family Pharmacy in Preston, Adams Family Pharmacy Too in Cuthbert, and a rural primary care clinic, Preston Family Medicine, was honored as the recipient of the 2021 National Preceptor of the Year Award by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s

UAMS College of Pharmacy wins 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

UAMS College of Pharmacy wins 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A team of student pharmacists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 18th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A team from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy was the runner-up, and a team representing the

Martika Martin gets NCPA Innovation Center’s Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award

Martika Martin gets NCPA Innovation Center’s Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Martika Martin of Danhauer Drugs and Health Equipment in Owensboro, Ky., was presented with the 2021 NCPA Innovation Center Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award in recognition of her commitment to improving medication adherence. The award is sponsored by RxSafe and was presented as part of the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Annual Convention, which was

Independent pharmacy advocates submit over 3,000 comments to FTC

Independent pharmacy advocates submit over 3,000 comments to FTC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In addition to submitting its own comments to the Federal Trade Commission about anticompetitive pharmacy benefit manager contracting practices, the National Community Pharmacists Association encouraged independent pharmacy advocates to also submit comments with specific examples of contractual issues and the harm they cause to patients and neighborhood pharmacies. More than 3,000 advocate comments

Talent is scarce; recruiting it requires adaptation

Talent is scarce; recruiting it requires adaptation

If talent acquisition and retention isn’t a top-five topic for your executive team, it should be. The reason is straightforward: The U.S. labor market has undergone significant changes, resulting in fewer available workers and more open jobs — 10.9 million — than at any time since that statistic has been measured. As if that weren’t

Independent pharmacy urges feds to block UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of Change Healthcare

Independent pharmacy urges feds to block UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of Change Healthcare

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has called on the Department of Justice to block UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of data giant Change Healthcare after meeting recently with agency lawyers to warn that the merger would create an unfair competitive advantage for a company that is already dominant. The DOJ is currently investigating whether the $8

NCPA gearing up for 2021 Annual Convention on leveraging the disruption

NCPA gearing up for 2021 Annual Convention on leveraging the disruption

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Registration is open for the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2021 Annual Convention, taking place Oct. 9-12, in Charlotte, N.C. Among the exciting sessions and dynamic speakers will be Betsy Allen-Manning, a best-selling author and founder of Motivate YOU Enterprises, and Josh Linkner, chairman and co-founder of an innovation research, training, and consulting firm

Community pharmacy makes goal line push to eliminate PBM spread pricing

Community pharmacy makes goal line push to eliminate PBM spread pricing

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association is using social media, digital advertising, and a grassroots effort to push congressional budget makers to include a provision eliminating pharmacy benefit manager spread pricing under the Medicaid program and reimburse pharmacies in a fairer and more transparent manner. “PBM spread pricing costs federal and state taxpayers

Independent pharmacy reacts to Biden COVID-19 plan

Independent pharmacy reacts to Biden COVID-19 plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement today on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to President Biden’s “Path out of the Pandemic” plan: “Community pharmacy has been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Local pharmacies have administered tens of

Community pharmacy urges ban spread pricing and end DIR fees in budget reconciliation

Community pharmacy urges ban spread pricing and end DIR fees in budget reconciliation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association strongly supports the inclusion of language to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees in Medicare Part D and eliminate spread pricing in Medicaid managed care within the budget reconciliation package being developed by policymakers. Karry La Violette, NCPA senior vice president of Government Affairs, emphasized to

NCPA on Biden drug pricing plan: Include PBMs/insurers to truly lower costs

NCPA on Biden drug pricing plan: Include PBMs/insurers to truly lower costs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA issued the following statement today in response to President Biden’s drug pricing remarks: “The president’s plan takes a swing at lowering drug prices and whiffs by ignoring the most glaring cause of high drug costs. Pharmacy benefit managers and their insurer-partner/owners continue to

NCPA: Ban Medicaid spread pricing in infrastructure package

NCPA: Ban Medicaid spread pricing in infrastructure package

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging legislators negotiating an infrastructure package to include language to prevent abusive pharmacy benefit manager spread pricing and related practices in Medicaid managed care, improve transparency, and reasonably reimburse pharmacies. Currently, PBMs can overbill Medicaid managed care programs, under-reimburse pharmacies for medications dispensed, and retain the

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