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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

NCPA Releases 2019 Digest

NCPA Releases 2019 Digest

SAN DIEGO  – The 2019 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, was released today at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Annual Convention here. The NCPA Digest, which provides an annual overview of independent community pharmacy, found that the industry in 2018 represented 35% of all retail pharmacies in the United States and a $75.8 billion

Randy McDonough receives NCPA Foundation’s NARD Ownership Award

Randy McDonough receives NCPA Foundation’s NARD Ownership Award

SAN DIEGO  — Iowa pharmacy owner Randy McDonough has received this year’s NARD Ownership Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation. The award was presented at the NCPA 2019 Annual Convention in San Diego. The NARD Ownership Award recognizes an independent community pharmacist who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in the

NCPA announces finalists for student awards

NCPA announces finalists for student awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2019 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Teams of pharmacy students from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, and the University of Texas

Pharmacy united in call for President Trump to act on DIR fee reform

Pharmacy united in call for President Trump to act on DIR fee reform

WASHINGTON — Action by the Trump Administration, Congress or both is needed now to provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate drug costs paid by patients and the government, and that force pharmacies to fill Medicare prescriptions often below cost. That was the message delivered Monday in a letter to

Sen. Wyden visits NCPA board member’s community pharmacy

Sen. Wyden visits NCPA board member’s community pharmacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Sen. Ron Wyden (D, Ore.), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, this week visited Grants Pass Pharmacy in Grants Pass, Ore. Grants Pass Pharmacy is owned by National Community Pharmacists Association board member Michele Belcher, and has been serving the Southern Oregon community since 1933. NCPA senior vice president of government

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following statement Thursday after a final drug pricing rule was released and failed to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees, or pharmacy DIR: “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy

NCPA attends signing of bipartisan opioid relief package

NCPA attends signing of bipartisan opioid relief package

WASHINGTON  – As President Trump signs H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, several National Community Pharmacists Association-supported provisions contained in the opioid package become law. NCPA chief executive officer B. Douglas Hoey and Karry La Violette, NCPA’s senior vice president of government affairs and director

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