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Pharmacists have hundreds of congressional visits during fly-in

Pharmacists have hundreds of congressional visits during fly-in

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On April 26 and 27, hundreds of independent community pharmacists came to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In. This was NCPA’s first in-person fly-in since April 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees were briefed by NCPA’s advocacy and policy experts and other

NCPA praises Senate committees’ advancement of PBM legislation

NCPA praises Senate committees’ advancement of PBM legislation

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – In a statement released Thursday, National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey says the organization is pleased that two pieces of legislation reintroduced in the Senate in January are advancing through committees of jurisdiction. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Thursday discussed the PBM Transparency Act (S. 127), and reports

Upcoming NCPA Items for Pharmacy Teams

Upcoming NCPA Items for Pharmacy Teams

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The National Community Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce these upcoming items for pharmacists and pharmacy team members: Dec. 6 – Buying a Pharmacy webinar, part of our Business Booster Series presented by NCPA corporate members. Bo Garmon, loan officer with First Financial Bank, will discuss the basic understanding of financial statements including identifying

Webinar to showcase the USC-NCPA pharmacy shortage area tool

Webinar to showcase the USC-NCPA pharmacy shortage area tool

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A collaboration between the National Community Pharmacists Association and University of Southern California has resulted in a new interactive mapping tool that could promote health equity by identifying pharmacy shortage areas in the United States. It can also help policymakers see the consequences of unfair pharmacy benefit manager practices believed to contribute to

Survey: Nearly all community pharmacies experiencing drug shortages

Survey: Nearly all community pharmacies experiencing drug shortages

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – A new survey of community pharmacists reveals that 98 percent are experiencing drug shortages, the National Community Pharmacists Association says. Periodically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, NCPA has surveyed pharmacy owners and managers about staffing concerns, supply chain issues, inflation or other economic pressures. The latest survey, conducted between Oct.

Upcoming NCPA items for pharmacy teams

Upcoming NCPA items for pharmacy teams

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The National Community Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce these upcoming items for pharmacists and pharmacy team members: Nov. 3: Supply Chain Security and Upcoming NDC Changes, CE webinar. Food and Drug Administration Senior Policy Advisor Connie Jung and pharmacist Julian Chun will go over what pharmacists need to know ahead of new

NCPA teams with USC on groundbreaking pharmacy mapping project

NCPA teams with USC on groundbreaking pharmacy mapping project

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – A collaboration between the National Community Pharmacists Association and University of Southern California has resulted in a new interactive mapping tool that could promote health equity by identifying pharmacy shortage areas in the United States. It can also help policymakers see the consequences of unfair pharmacy benefit manager practices believed to contribute

NCPA to DOD: Express Scripts jeopardizing Tricare patients’ pharmacy access

NCPA to DOD: Express Scripts jeopardizing Tricare patients’ pharmacy access

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – Recent Express Scripts decisions to eliminate the option for Tricare beneficiaries to obtain their prescriptions at their pharmacy of choice should be rectified to ensure their continued access to needed medications, the National Community Pharmacists Association emphasized Tuesday to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. This appeal follows significant outreach from NCPA to

Tim Mitchell gets NCPA Innovation Center’s Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award

Tim Mitchell gets NCPA Innovation Center’s Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – Tim Mitchell of Mitchell’s Drug Stores, based in Neosho, Mo., was presented with the 2022 NCPA Innovation Center Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award in recognition of his 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

James Schiffer awarded Dargavel Medal by NCPA Foundation

James Schiffer awarded Dargavel Medal by NCPA Foundation

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – James Schiffer, a partner in the law firm of Allegaert Berger & Vogel  whose law practice draws on his many years of pharmacy and business experience, was awarded the 2022 John W. Dargavel Medal by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held Oct.

Sharlea Leatherwood Memorial Trailblazer Awardee is the Independent Community Pharmacist

Sharlea Leatherwood Memorial Trailblazer Awardee is the Independent Community Pharmacist

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – Independent Community Pharmacists collectively have been named the 2022 awardee of the NCPA Foundation’s Sharlea Leatherwood Memorial Trailblazer Award for innovating and implementing outstanding care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trailblazer Award recognizes those whose pharmacy practice blazes a trail for other independent pharmacy owners and future generations of independent pharmacy owners.

Marc Ost receives NCPA Foundation’s NARD Ownership Award

Marc Ost receives NCPA Foundation’s NARD Ownership Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Marc Ost, co-owner of Eric’s RX Shoppe in Horsham, Pa., has received the 2022 NARD Ownership Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held Oct. 1-4. The NARD Ownership Award recognizes an independent community pharmacy owner who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion

UMKC School of Pharmacy’s Kendall Guthrie named Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year by NCPA Foundation

UMKC School of Pharmacy’s Kendall Guthrie named Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year by NCPA Foundation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kendall Guthrie, director of co-curriculum and clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, has been named the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held Oct. 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo.

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