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The National Community Pharmacists Association

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

NCPA announces 2020 Pharmacy Ownership Workshop dates

NCPA announces 2020 Pharmacy Ownership Workshop dates

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the 2020 dates for its Pharmacy Ownership Workshop program, sponsored by McKesson. This is an intensive two-and-a-half-day event for anyone considering pharmacy ownership or current owners looking to polish their management skills. More than 2,500 pharmacists have attended the Ownership Workshop and more than half of

NCPA stands with NY patients, pharmacists after Cuomo veto

NCPA stands with NY patients, pharmacists after Cuomo veto

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – Despite aggressive advocacy efforts by state-based pharmacy organizations and individual New York pharmacists, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week vetoed legislation to help to rein in costly pharmacy benefit manager practices by giving the superintendent of insurance licensing and regulatory authority over PBMs. This regulatory authority would put an end to the lack