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

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05/31/2019

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

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05/30/2019

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

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01/23/2018

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
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12/08/2017

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

NCPA names finalists for business plan competition

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07/19/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has named three teams of pharmacy students as finalists for the 2017 GoodNeighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

Community pharmacies hit the Hill in April

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03/22/2017

ALEXANDIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has scheduled its 2017 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In for April 26-27. As part of the event, hundreds of community pharmacists will visit the Capitol to advocate for their businesses and their patients.

NCPA reshuffles staff to boost advocacy efforts

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02/24/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has combined its government affairs and communications departments into an Advocacy Center. As a result, the association has added one staff member, and realigned others.

Wellness bill introduced in House

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01/25/2017

WASHINGTON – A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks Medicare payment for services such as wellness screenings, immunizations and diabetes management. H.R.

Bill seeks payment for pharmacy services

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01/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) have re-introduced a bill to help pharmacists provide healthcare services to Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas.

NCPA agreement offers digital benefits to members

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12/14/2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has extended its partnership with RxWiki, a digital health company.

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