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HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

Recent win in Pennsylvania means providers are eligible for hazard pay

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – HME providers and community pharmacists have continued to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – and like other health care providers, they want to be recognized for that.

NCPA launches ‘Essential’ campaign


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched an “Essential” campaign to rally pharmacists and other small business owners to pressure Congress to include several key provisions in the next COVID relief package

Oswald’s Pharmacy to offer antibody testing


NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Oswald’s Pharmacy will begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing.

Community Rx and COVID: A source of ‘thoughtful information’

Wolkar Pharmacy also ramps up home delivery, drive-through, curbside pickup and mailing

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – When community pharmacist Brian Caswell saw his business starting to shift outside the four walls of his store, he bought another car.

Survey: Media coverage of coronavirus drives run on surgical masks


ARLINGTON, Va. – Sixty-three percent of local pharmacists say customers are buying surgical masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, and 96% say they’re selling them faster than they can restock, according to a new survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

NCPA names student finalists


LEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2019 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in


WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

Sen. Wyden visits independent pharmacy


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Grants Pass Pharmacy in Grants Pass, Ore., hosted Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Finance Committee, on May 28.

Diabetes, sleep and one really big deal


It was one of the last stories we published in 2017, but a potential merger of giants topped the list of most read specialty stories for the year.

CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape

Comes in wake of Amazon filing for pharmacy licenses in 12-plus states

YARMOUTH, Maine – If a planned merger between CVS Health and Aetna goes through, community pharmacists say it could flatten the industry.