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The National Community Pharmacists Association

NCPA, USC School of Pharmacy teaming on Pharmacy Access Initiative

NCPA, USC School of Pharmacy teaming on Pharmacy Access Initiative

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce a multi-year effort with the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics to address growing concerns about barriers in pharmacy access, including closures. The Pharmacy Access Initiative will generate real-time information for national,

Community pharmacists urge HHS and DOJ to defend price transparency Rule

Community pharmacists urge HHS and DOJ to defend price transparency Rule

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association, representing more than 21,000 independent pharmacies, today urged the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice to defend a rule now under assault by the powerful pharmacy benefit manager lobby that would create transparency in the murky prescription drug pricing system. “The PBM

30 pharmacies participating in CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, with NCPA, ADCES, OmniSYS support

30 pharmacies participating in CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, with NCPA, ADCES, OmniSYS support

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association, in collaboration with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and OmniSYS, is pleased to announce that 30 neighborhood pharmacies have been selected to receive training and financial support to become Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program providers. The National DPP is a nationwide

NCPA announces new Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs

NCPA announces new Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is announcing the development of its new Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs, distinguishing the role of regulatory and pharmacy affairs within the association. The department will help bolster NCPA’s already robust strategic affairs, advocacy, and media relations efforts. It will be working on research, legislative review

Federal judge sends Washington’s below-cost Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement plan back to CMS

Federal judge sends Washington’s below-cost Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement plan back to CMS

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Washington State Pharmacists Association, the National Community Pharmacists Association, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores are pleased that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has approved a motion filed last week by the Department of Justice seeking to remand back to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

NCPA to Gov. Abbott: Enact PBM reforms, support patients and small business pharmacies

NCPA to Gov. Abbott: Enact PBM reforms, support patients and small business pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey urging Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) to sign HB 1763, which unanimously passed the state House and Senate: “Pharmacies are among the most trusted and accessible health care providers but unfortunately, PBM overreach threatens their ability to

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