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NCPA releases first episode of new reality series 

November 8, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has released the first episode of its new educational reality series “Show Me.” The series, which is styled after popular TV makeover shows, stars pharmacists who need help getting a certain aspect of their business on track. In the first episode, coaches Meredith Ayers, CPhT, and Tana N. Kaefer, PharmD, help pharmacy owners Chris and Gwen O’Neill of Circle Pharmacy in Philadelphia find additional streams of...

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NCPA, USC partner on pharmacy mapping tool 

October 26, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and the University of Southern California are collaborating on a new interactive mapping tool that could promote health equity by identifying pharmacy shortage areas in the United States. The tool can also help policymakers see the consequences of pharmacy benefit manager practices that are believed to contribute to pharmacy access issues. The tool shows nearly one in four neighborhoods nationwide are pharmacy shortage areas....

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NCPA appeals to DOD

October 19, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A recent decision by Express Scripts to eliminate the option for TRICARE beneficiaries to obtain their prescriptions at their pharmacy of choice should be rectified to ensure continued access to needed medications, the National Community Pharmacists Association stated in a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.  Express Scripts, the Cigna-owned pharmacy benefit manager that administers the TRICARE benefit on behalf of the DOD, recently announced changes effective...

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NCPA files brief defending Oklahoma PBM law

October 19, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association, the American Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, along with American Pharmacies and the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, have filed an amicus curiae brief defending the rights of states to pass and enforce laws protecting patients and community pharmacies from pharmacy benefit manager practices. In 2019, the Oklahoma legislature passed the Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act to...

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Hugh Chancy named NCPA president

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Community Pharmacists Association’s House of Delegates installed Hugh M. Chancy, RPh, as the 2022-23 president at the organization’s Annual Convention in Kansas City.  Chancy is co-owner of Chancy Drugs, which includes five retail pharmacies and one closed-door pharmacy located throughout South Georgia. The business, which is celebrating more than 55 years of service, specializes in compounding, specialty packaging and enhanced clinical services.  “The...

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NCPA launches reality series 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – The National Community Pharmacists Association will debut a new educational reality series called “Show Me” this month. The series is styled after popular TV makeover shows, only the stars are real pharmacists who need help getting certain aspects of their businesses on track. The first season of the series will focus on immunizations. “We wanted to do something different, something that would be fun, something that can be shared, and something that pharmacists...

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NCPA Digest analyzes indie pharmacy market 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – National community pharmacies represented 34% of all retail pharmacies in the United States and a $78.5 billion marketplace, according to the 2022 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. The digest identifies the wide variety of services offered by community pharmacies last year: 89% flu immunizations; 80% medical therapy management; 77% non-flu immunizations; 59% blood pressure monitoring; 55% compounding; and 48% long-term care services. Other highlights from the digest include...

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NCPA honors indie pharmacists 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – The National Community Pharmacists Association announced a number of award winners at its 124th Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Kansas City, including Khanh-Long (Ken) Thai, PharmD, owner and operator of 986 Degrees Corp., as the 2022 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. 986 Degrees is a pharmacy franchise that serves as a platform for pharmacists to become independent pharmacy owners. The award has been sponsored for the past 14 years by Upsher-Smith Laboratories....

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NCPA’s Hoey joins credentialing board

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, a nonprofit credentialing organization for pharmacy technicians, has named B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, to its board of governors. As the first new board member since 2001, NCPA joins PTCB’s five founding governing organizations to collaborate on guidance to best support and advance the pharmacy technician profession in all settings. “We’re excited to welcome NCPA...

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NCPA ‘disappointed’ in decision to allow mega deal

September 20, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association said it was “deeply disappointed” that UnitedHealth's $13.8 billion bid for Change Healthcare would be allowed to move forward. “We would like to thank the Department of Justice for meeting with us, listening to our concerns, and fighting to block two dominant companies from becoming even more dominant,” said B. Douglas Hoey, CEO. “We are deeply disappointed in Judge Carl Nichols’ decision, which...

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