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Hugh Chancy named NCPA president

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Community Pharmacists Association’s Houe of Delegates installed Hugh M. Chancy, RPh, as the 2022-23 president at the organization’s Annual Convention in Kansas City.  Chancy is co-owner of Chancy Drugs, which includes five retail pharmacies and one closed-door pharmacy located throughout South Georgia. The business, which is celebrating more than 55 years of service, specializes in compounding, specialty packaging and enhanced clinical services.  “The...

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NCPA launches reality series 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – The National Community Pharmacists Association will debut a new educational reality series called “Show Me” this month. The series is styled after popular TV makeover shows, only the stars are real pharmacists who need help getting certain aspects of their businesses on track. The first season of the series will focus on immunizations. “We wanted to do something different, something that would be fun, something that can be shared, and something that pharmacists...

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NCPA Digest analyzes indie pharmacy market 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – National community pharmacies represented 34% of all retail pharmacies in the United States and a $78.5 billion marketplace, according to the 2022 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. The digest identifies the wide variety of services offered by community pharmacies last year: 89% flu immunizations; 80% medical therapy management; 77% non-flu immunizations; 59% blood pressure monitoring; 55% compounding; and 48% long-term care services. Other highlights from the digest include...

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NCPA honors indie pharmacists 

October 3, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – The National Community Pharmacists Association announced a number of award winners at its 124th Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Kansas City, including Khanh-Long (Ken) Thai, PharmD, owner and operator of 986 Degrees Corp., as the 2022 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. 986 Degrees is a pharmacy franchise that serves as a platform for pharmacists to become independent pharmacy owners. The award has been sponsored for the past 14 years by Upsher-Smith Laboratories....

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NCPA’s Hoey joins credentialing board

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, a nonprofit credentialing organization for pharmacy technicians, has named B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, to its board of governors. As the first new board member since 2001, NCPA joins PTCB’s five founding governing organizations to collaborate on guidance to best support and advance the pharmacy technician profession in all settings. “We’re excited to welcome NCPA...

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NCPA ‘disappointed’ in decision to allow mega deal

September 20, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association said it was “deeply disappointed” that UnitedHealth's $13.8 billion bid for Change Healthcare would be allowed to move forward. “We would like to thank the Department of Justice for meeting with us, listening to our concerns, and fighting to block two dominant companies from becoming even more dominant,” said B. Douglas Hoey, CEO. “We are deeply disappointed in Judge Carl Nichols’ decision, which...

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NCPA secures fireside chat with FTC official 

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NCPA secures fireside chat with FTC official 

September 13, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Federal Trade Commissioner Chair Lina M. Khan will headline the organization’s 2022 Annual Convention Oct. 1-4 in Kansas City. Khan will speak during the Second General Session on Oct. 3 in a fireside chat with NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA. “As FTC chair, Khan has been receptive to hearing the concerns of independent pharmacists, and this is a great opportunity to get her thoughts about...

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NCPA hosts policymakers 

September 13, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association completed 60 pharmacy meetings with policymakers or their staff as part of its Month of Action initiative in August and earlier this month. The initiative took the place of the NCPA’s congressional fly-in to Washington, D.C., which usually takes place in April. “These opportunities to share how decisions made in Washington affect independent pharmacies and patients across the country are times well-spent,” said...

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NCPA: Labor woes lead to longer wait times

August 18, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – More than three-quarters of community pharmacists say they are having a tough time filling open positions, resulting in higher payroll costs and longer wait times for patients, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.   “Community pharmacies are small businesses, and even though they are affected by the same tough conditions that are battering the rest of Main Street, the biggest threat to their ability to continue to provide...

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NCPA announces keynote speakers

August 16, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced the keynote speakers for its 2022 Annual Convention, set for Oct. 1-4 in Kansas City, Mo. The theme for this year’s convention is “Team Up! Where Teamwork Makes It All Work.” Mike Abrashoff, former commander of the USS Benfold and author of three books, is scheduled to speak during the First General Session on Sunday, Oct. 2. Abrashoff was the most-junior officer in the Pacific Fleet when he took...

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