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NCPA names new president

October 14, 2021HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Pharmacist Michele Belcher was installed as 2021-22 president of the National Community Pharmacists Association at the organization’s 2021 Annual Convention, held Oct. 9-12.  Belcher, of Grants Pass Pharmacy in Grants Pass, Ore., is active in her state pharmacy coalition and state association and has served on task force groups for the board of pharmacy. She has been an adviser for the entrepreneurial academy at OSU College of Pharmacy and is active in state legislation,...

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Seat at the table: NCPA talks DIR fees, COVID role with Sec. Becerra

July 22, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, came away from a recent roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra feeling “positive.”  “It’s my opinion that the secretary will be receptive to expanding (access) to health care and utilizing pharmacies to do that,” he said.  Hoey spoke with HME News recently about the meeting and where he thinks Becerra may stand on certain...

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NCPA’s Hoey tapped to lead global council

July 22, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Doug Hoey has been elected as president of the World Pharmacy Council, an international group with a mission of building international recognition of community pharmacy and its role, policies and value. “Community pharmacies in many countries have been integral to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic,” said Hoey. “I am humbled to be elected by my international colleagues to promote the work pharmacists are doing around the world to improve quality of care,...

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NCPA participates in roundtable conversation with HHS Secretary

June 30, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – B. Douglas Hoey, the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, participated in a roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders of several other provider organizations to discuss the expanding role of community pharmacies in health care.  Hoey discussed four priorities for independent pharmacists:  Eliminating retroactive price concessions, known as pharmacy DIR fees, which are imposed on pharmacies by...

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RedSail, QS/1 offer integration with Google for independent pharmacies

April 29, 2021HME News Staff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - RedSail Technologies, LLC, an independent network providing software to community and long-term care pharmacies, has announced the launch of a new integration with Pointy from Google. RedSail Technologies customers using the QS/1 Pharmacy Management System can download Pointy for free to their point-of-sale (POS) system. Once they scan their products, they are uploaded to an online catalog for their store and are then displayed on their business profile on...

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Community pharmacists urge reform during virtual fly-in 

April 22, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – More than 300 community pharmacists participated in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2021 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In, which was held virtually April 19-21. In visits with more than 250 Congressional offices, participants highlighted the contributions of independent pharmacies in the community’s fight against the coronavirus. They also urged Congress to finalize full pharmacy DIR fee reform that prohibits DIR clawbacks and standardizes...

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Enrollment opens for NCPA fellowship 

April 7, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Enrollment is open now through July 31 for the NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship, sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy. The Community Pharmacy Fellowship is an intensive 12-month online educational program for individual pharmacists practicing in a CPESN pharmacy, focusing on implementation of enhanced clinical services with the goal of transforming as many practices as possible, as quickly as possible. “You don’t have to be a recent pharmacy...

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All hands on deck, including community pharmacies, for vaccination effort 

January 15, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – On a recent Saturday, Community Pharmacy of Springdale partnered with two other community pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to 609 health care workers – about 18 patients every 10 minutes, says pharmacist/owner Victoria Hennessey.  “It was highly efficient, but it took a village of volunteers,” she said. “Student pharmacists played a critical role, (as did) the Office of Emergency Management, staff...

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Kubat Pharmacy merges with Vital Care Pharmacy

December 31, 2020HME News Staff

OMAHA, Neb. – Kubat Pharmacy has merged with Norfolk, Neb.-based Vital Care Pharmacy, according to local news reports. It’s the second merger announced this month by Kubat, one of the largest independent pharmacies in Omaha. In addition to prescription drugs and compounding, Kubat offers home medical equipment, respiratory and mobility services. “Vital Care Pharmacy is a great partner with Kubat,” Mitch Deines, vice president of strategic business development at Kubat Health...

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NCPA to shine light on 'The Truth'

October 22, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 20, 2020) — The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched a new campaign, “The Truth,” aimed at countering what it says is a big-money propaganda effort by the pharmacy benefit manager lobby to obscure their role in the high cost of drugs and the disappearance of neighborhood pharmacies. “PBMs are the middlemen responsible for managing prescription drug benefits for the majority of Americans, with the top three of them controlling 76% of...

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