preferred pharmacy

Time to strengthen patient-pharmacist bond

Time to strengthen patient-pharmacist bond

According to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), up to approximately $290 billion a year is wasted on the improper use of medications. Evidence suggests the most effective way to drive medication adherence is to strengthen the relationship between patients and pharmacists. In fact, a study commissioned by the National Community Pharmacists Association

NCPA: Senate bill would widen Rx access for seniors

NCPA: Senate bill would widen Rx access for seniors

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The National Community Pharmacists Association has endorsed The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2015 (S. 1190), a Senate bill that would expand the number of pharmacies that could offer discounted co-payments for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D. The legislation was introduced Tuesday by Sens. Shelly Moore Capito (R.,

NCPA backs change to TRICARE preferred pharmacy program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has endorsed an amendment from Reps. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Rick Larsen (D., Wash.) that aims to improve pharmacy access in a preferred pharmacy pilot program by TRICARE, the U.S. military’s health benefits plan. The TRICARE preferred pharmacy pilot is part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R.

NCPA questions TRICARE preferred pharmacy plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is giving a thumbs-down to a proposed preferred pharmacy pilot program for TRICARE, the health benefits program for the nation’s armed forces. NCPA said Monday that the program, contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 1735), is scheduled to be considered by