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Survey shows independent pharmacists are key to vaccinating vulnerable populations

Survey shows independent pharmacists are key to vaccinating vulnerable populations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new survey of independent pharmacists released by the National Community Pharmacists Association finds that almost half are not getting enough or any doses of the coronavirus vaccine to serve their patients. Forty-seven percent say they are serving populations with a significant minority population. Nearly 80 percent operate in places with fewer

NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship enrollment now open

NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship enrollment now open

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Enrollment is now underway for the NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship, sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy, and continues through July 31. The program, which will be in its second year, begins Sept. 1, 2021. “You don’t have to be a recent pharmacy graduate to learn the latest in innovative patient care,” said

Five community pharmacies earn NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards

Five community pharmacies earn NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Five community pharmacies have been named recipients of the NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards for 2021, sponsored by QS/1, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced today. This is the fourth year of the NICE Awards competition, which was created to recognize pharmacies for their efforts to enhance their value, promote their services,

National survey shows Americans prefer a local health care provider over a mass event to get the COVID-19 vaccines

National survey shows Americans prefer a local health care provider over a mass event to get the COVID-19 vaccines

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new survey released today by the National Community Pharmacists Association shows a strong preference among Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccines from a trusted health care provider, such as their local pharmacist or doctor. According to a survey of 1,390 adults conducted by Public Policy Polling from Feb. 26-27,nearly 4 in 10

McKesson RxOwnership expands commitment to pharmacy

McKesson RxOwnership expands commitment to pharmacy

IRVING, Texas — McKesson RxOwnership, a no-fee resource for independent pharmacies seeking financial and ownership transaction guidance, signed a new five-year commitment with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to sponsor the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop series. This renewed agreement lengthens the total commitment to nearly 15 years of sponsorship. RxOwnership is a complete and confidential partner when

NCPA launching state campaign promoting pharmacies

NCPA launching state campaign promoting pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association, the country’s leading group representing small business independent pharmacy, is teaming up with multiple state pharmacy associations on a campaign to promote the value of pharmacies in ensuring patient access to reliable, affordable health care. The campaign will also be educating the public, patients, and policymakers on

Independent pharmacies can be a shot in the arm for state vaccine programs

Independent pharmacies can be a shot in the arm for state vaccine programs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — With many states struggling to immunize senior citizens and other vulnerable populations against COVID-19, two leading pharmacy groups today called on the nation’s governors to enlist independent long-term care pharmacies that know their communities best and can swing into action quickly. “Independent long-term care pharmacists have the experience, specialized knowledge, and, most

NCPA applauds Biden Administration COVID-19 strategy

NCPA applauds Biden Administration COVID-19 strategy

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA, after theNational Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness was released by the Biden administration: “Small business neighborhood pharmacy has been engaged in the fight against the coronavirus from the start, jumping to action and installing

NCPA to state and local health officials: Give community pharmacists a shot with vaccine rollout

NCPA to state and local health officials: Give community pharmacists a shot with vaccine rollout

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — State and local health officials could accelerate the sputtering COVID-19 vaccine rollout by working more closely with community pharmacists who care for millions of patients across the country, said the National Community Pharmacists Association today. “Based on what we’re seeing, the vaccine rollout is going better in states where community pharmacists are

Pharmacy groups hail Supreme Court’s Rutledge decision

Pharmacy groups hail Supreme Court’s Rutledge decision

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacy groups including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Thursday hailed the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision  in Rutledge, Attorney General of Arkansas v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. The decision upholds an Arkansas law that, according to NACDS’ amicus brief, “prevents [pharmacy benefit manager] PBM contracts from reimbursing pharmacies at low rates

Rx groups hail Medicaid ruling

Rx groups hail Medicaid ruling

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a show of solidarity, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) welcomed a recent court decision that confirmed the pharmacy reimbursement plan for the state of Washington violates Medicaid rules. The pharmacy groups are also urging the

Judge deals further blow to Washington State’s below-cost Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement plan

Judge deals further blow to Washington State’s below-cost Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement plan

Olympia, Wash.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today urged the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to bring to an end Washington State’s flawed pharmacy reimbursement plan. The pharmacy groups welcomed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision that confirmed

Tricare steps back from compounding recoupment

Tricare steps back from compounding recoupment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An egregious Tricare/Express Scripts (ESI) recoupment faced by hundreds of compounding pharmacies across the country is ending, thanks to the work of two industry trade associations, the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and the National Community Pharmacists Association. It began back in June, when about 400 compounding pharmacies across the U.S. received a

Jonathan Harward awarded 2020 National Preceptor of the Year Award by NCPA Foundation

Jonathan Harward awarded 2020 National Preceptor of the Year Award by NCPA Foundation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Jonathan Harward, pharmacy manager at Josefs Pharmacy in Raleigh, N.C., was honored as the recipient of the 2020 National Preceptor of the Year Award by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held virtually. Harward, who is originally from Carthage, N.C. and now lives in

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