Grassroots army marches forward

Thursday, April 30, 2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) recruited more than 12,000 patients - in six weeks - for, its online grassroots effort. The site includes briefs on pharmacy patient issues and updates on other healthcare news. “This level of patient outreach demonstrates that both community pharmacists and their patients recognize the importance of being heard in the healthcare policy debate in Washington, D.C.,” said Bruce Roberts, executive vice president and CEO of NCPA, in a release. The association seeks to have 50,000 patients signed up by the end of the year.