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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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NCPA opens registration for virtual convention

August 28, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Registration is now open for the National Community Pharmacists Association 2020 Annual Convention, held virtually Oct. 18-19. The event features education for pharmacy teams inspired by pharmacy owners, a one-stop exhibition for products and services, speakers and networking opportunities. “This will be the most convenient, most affordable NCPA Convention we've ever had,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA. “If you were unable to attend in previous...

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Oswald's Pharmacy pivots with testing and more

August 28, 2020Tracy Orzel

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but Oswald's Pharmacy has been learning new ones since 1875. Its newest trick? Covid-19 antibody testing. “I think what's exciting about it is we're able to turn on a dime and try something new because we're just a single independent pharmacy and I think it's an added benefit to the community,” said Alex Anderson, general manager and 6th generation family member. “Even people who haven't been to our store before,...

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HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

July 31, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

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. The National Community Pharmacists Association recently launched the “Essential” Campaign to keep up the pressure on lawmakers for relief, including hazard pay, says Douglas Hoey, CEO. “Pharmacists have been there since the beginning of this and we need recognition and relief for...

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NCPA launches 'Essential' campaign

July 16, 2020HME News Staff

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, including liability protections of essential businesses operating in good faith; expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program; and recognition of pharmacists as health care providers. “Essential businesses are taking great precautions, sometimes...

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Oswald's Pharmacy to offer antibody testing

July 9, 2020HME News Staff

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Oswald's Pharmacy will begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing. The 145-year-old family owned pharmacy will have phlebotomists onsite with 78 appointments available during the week; patients will receive results in 15 minutes. “These antibody tests are a great way to confirm whether or not you've been exposed to the virus,” said Alex Anderson, manager and sixth generation family member. “We'd like to think that once again, we're doing all we can to keep our community...

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Community Rx and COVID: A source of 'thoughtful information'

April 10, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

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.“We're doing more home delivery, drive-through, curbside pickup and mailing—we anticipated this,” said Caswell, owner of Wolkar Pharmacy in Baxter Springs, Kan., a rural farming community of 4,200 people, where baseball legend Mickey Mantle was discovered and Route 66 runs past the pharmacy's front door.Caswell, who is also...

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