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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Pooja Patel, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy in Tampa, Fla., has been named the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held virtually. Patel received her Doctor of Pharmacy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — New Jersey pharmacy owner Mayank Parikh has received this year’s NARD Ownership Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held virtually. The NARD Ownership Award recognizes an independent community pharmacist who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in the field of community pharmacy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association today launched a new campaign, “The Truth,” aimed at countering a big-money propaganda effort by the pharmacy benefit manager lobby to obscure their role in the high cost of drugs and the disappearance of neighborhood pharmacies. “PBMs are the middlemen responsible for managing prescription drug benefits for the
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A team of student pharmacists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was named the winner of the 17th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A team from the University of Iowa was the runner-up, and a team representing the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Amina Abubakar, owner of Rx Clinic Pharmacy in Charlotte, N.C., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2020 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. The award is sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC. Abubakar received the award as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held virtually Oct. 18-19, 2020.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The 2020 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, was released today as part of the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Annual Convention. The NCPA Digest, which provides an annual overview of independent community pharmacy, found that the industry in 2019 represented 35 percent of all retail pharmacies in the United States and a $73.7 billion marketplace.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — William Scharringhausen, a third-generation pharmacist/pharmacy owner from Park Ridge, Ill., was awarded the 2020 John W. Dargavel Medal by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held virtually. The McKesson Corporation sponsors the annual award that honors an individual whose contributions on behalf of independent