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The National Community Pharmacists Association

NCPA releases reports highlighting 2020 COVID-19, advocacy activity

NCPA releases reports highlighting 2020 COVID-19, advocacy activity

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has released a 2020 COVID-19 special report detailing the organization’s extensive work over the last year to help independent pharmacists fight the coronavirus pandemic and adjust to the changes the public health emergency had on their small businesses. NCPA also released its 2020 NCPA Advocacy Annual Report,

NCPA issue statement on Initial Launch of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

NCPA issue statement on Initial Launch of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association released the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey, in response to the Biden administration’s plans to ship coronavirus vaccine doses directly to select pharmacies across the country: “When independent pharmacies have access to the vaccine, they are able to quickly get the coronavirus shots in patients’ arms.

NCPA lauds HHS for including community pharmacies in COVID-19 vaccine program

NCPA lauds HHS for including community pharmacies in COVID-19 vaccine program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association today welcomed indications that the federal Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are making COVID-19 vaccines available to community pharmacies through independent pharmacy network administrators and state health departments. “We are pleased that independent pharmacy groups will be included

NCPA statement on administration’s interim COVID-19 immunization plan

NCPA statement on administration’s interim COVID-19 immunization plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey in reaction to the interim coronavirus vaccine immunization plan announced today by the Trump administration: “We’re pleased that this plan acknowledges and looks to utilize the essential nature of community pharmacies when rolling out coronavirus vaccine administration plans. Millions

NCPA’s statement on HHS authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines

NCPA’s statement on HHS authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance authorizing pharmacists to order and administer coronavirus vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, when available: “The country needs pharmacists to be a major player in

NCPA, pharmacy stakeholders commend insurance commissioners, encourage PBM reform

NCPA, pharmacy stakeholders commend insurance commissioners, encourage PBM reform

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association and 74 pharmacy stakeholders today submitted joint comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on model legislation to regulate and license pharmacy benefit managers. “When left to their own devices, PBMs are unwilling to play by the rules, operating largely in secret to bring in revenue

NCPA lists finalists for 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

NCPA lists finalists for 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2020 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Teams of pharmacy students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and the University of

Independent pharmacies applaud PPP extension

Independent pharmacies applaud PPP extension

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association thanked President Trump Friday for signing legislation allowing small businesses that receive emergency loans under the Paycheck Protection Program up to two years to qualify for forgiveness. “We’re grateful to the president and congressional leaders for making this legislation an urgent priority,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. “Independent

Independent pharmacies applaud PPP extension

Independent pharmacies applaud PPP extension

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association cheered Senate passage of a measure allowing small businesses that receive emergency loans under the Paycheck Protection Program up to two years to qualify for forgiveness. “This is an important victory for local pharmacies that are trying to position their businesses as part of the economic recovery

Community pharmacy implores local officials to protect neighborhood businesses

Community pharmacy implores local officials to protect neighborhood businesses

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement Wednesday on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to reports on the destruction of small business local pharmacies: “In recent days we have received reports from long-time members that their pharmacies were damaged and looted in the rioting that broke out

NCPA applauds first-in-nation law expanding pharmacists’ vaccine authority to Include COVID-19

NCPA applauds first-in-nation law expanding pharmacists’ vaccine authority to Include COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association is praising a new prescriptive authority law approved in Minnesota this week. MN SF 13 is the first law in the nation to expand pharmacists’ vaccine authority to allow them to administer Food and Drug Administration-authorized COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 vaccines to eligible individuals, when a vaccine becomes available. It

CDC working with community pharmacy, ADCES, and OmniSYS to prevent type 2 diabetes

CDC working with community pharmacy, ADCES, and OmniSYS  to prevent type 2 diabetes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association, in collaboration with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and OmniSYS, has launched a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded initiative to help small business independent pharmacies offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to people with prediabetes. While neighborhood pharmacies are in an ideal

NCPA sends small business community pharmacy recommendations, needs to Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force

NCPA sends small business community pharmacy recommendations, needs to Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association today reiterated to vice president Mike Pence and members of the administration’s Coronavirus Task Force how community pharmacy is ready and willing to assist with fighting the pandemic, as well as allowances needed in order for small business neighborhood pharmacies to continue to provide life-saving assistance to

NCPA endorses bill to ban PBM spread pricing tactic

NCPA endorses bill to ban PBM spread pricing tactic

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is endorsing H.R. 5281, the Drug Price Transparency in Medicaid Act, which would ban the use of spread pricing by pharmacy benefit managers in Medicaid managed care. Currently, PBMs can overbill Medicaid managed care programs, under-reimburse pharmacies for medications dispensed, and retain the difference, which is referred to as