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NCPA supports Meek

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03/03/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) threw its support behind H.R. 3790 in January. In a letter to the bill's sponsor, Rep.

ADW hires new president

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03/03/2010

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - American Diabetes Wholesale has hired Larry Edelson as its new president and CEO, it announced Feb. 2. Edelson previously advised healthcare companies on business development and regulatory issues.

Be an athletic supporter

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03/03/2010

Clay Walker of Sigvaris talks about targeting athletes with compression hosiery.

NCPA pays to play

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02/24/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) political action committee (PAC) contributed more than $1 million in political donations in 2009, nearly triple what it gave in 2007, according to a Feb. 16 article in USA Today.

Doubly-good deal for ActivStyle, Advocate

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02/08/2010

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle, a provider of incontinence products, boosted its offerings when it acquired catheter supplier Advocate Medical Services in January.

Sens. Baucus, Grassley urge CMS to use 'discretion' toward pharmacies

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01/28/2010

A couple of marquee-name senators last week asked Medicare to cut some slack for pharmacies that have not gotten accredited.
"They were concerned that CMS was going to start acting in a draconian fashion and crack down on pharmacies that haven't gone through accreditation," said John Norton, associate director of public relations for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Big deal: Infusion company sold for $343 million

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01/28/2010

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - After a failed deal in 2008, it looks like Bob Cucuel has found a buyer for Critical Homecare Solutions (CHS). BioScrip, a specialty pharmacy organization, has agreed to pay $343 million for the company, it announced Jan. 25.

Critical Homecare Solutions finds buyer

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01/27/2010

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - After a failed deal in 2008, it looks like Bob Cucuel has found a buyer for Critical Homecare Solutions (CHS). BioScrip, a specialty pharmacy organization, has agreed to pay $343 million for the company, it announced Jan. 25.

'In this industry, you have to diversify'

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01/26/2010

In 2008, CMS said it would pay for the therapy, but it prohibited CPAP providers from doing both the tests and the CPAP setups. That doesn't mean providers can't enter into the market, said Parkhill, but they must follow legal guidelines closely.

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