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NCPA launches CORE

April 10, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched CORE, a yearlong program to train pharmacy owners and their team members on the most essential elements of team leadership. Led by successful pharmacy owners and subject matter experts, NCPA’s program will equip participants with the business training and leadership development tools needed to strengthen and evolve their pharmacy and increase profitability. “With tight margins and financial challenges...

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Georgia congressman to speak at NCPA fly-in

March 14, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will give remarks at the National Community Pharmacists Association Congressional Pharmacy Fly-in, which takes place April 17-18 in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C. Carter has been very active in efforts to pass pro-patient, pro-pharmacy legislation, such as reforms to pharmacy benefit managers. In addition to cosponsoring other bills, he joined several of his colleagues to introduce the Drug Price Transparency in Medicaid Act (H.R. 1613), which...

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NCPA offers credit card

February 28, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association is launching the new NCPA Business Mastercard, an exclusive NCPA member benefit tailored specifically for pharmacy industry spending needs. “From cutting-edge expense management technology to unrivaled savings on pharmacy supplies, every aspect of the NCPA Business Mastercard is crafted to elevate the success of our members’ businesses, regardless of their size,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. “This isn’t...

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Indie pharmacies report shortages 

February 15, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nearly 96% of independent pharmacy owners and managers report experiencing shortages or backorders of GLP-1 drugs, according to the results of a new survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association. Most report ordering the drugs upon paid claims (63%) rather than keeping a stock on hand (37%) due to high prices and low reimbursement from pharmacy benefit managers, the survey found. “GLP-1s have been tremendously popular over the last couple of years...

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NCPA appoints new COO

February 7, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has named Mark Ey, RPh, its new COO, only the third in the association’s history. His responsibilities will include collaborating with NCPA staff to meet the goals and objectives of the organization’s strategic plan, overseeing growth strategies, and cultivating industry and community relationships. Ey most recently served as vice president of operations for CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, a retail chain of independent...

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NCPA backs new PBM lawsuit 

December 19, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association is throwing its support behind another class action lawsuit filed against UnitedHealth Group and its pharmacy benefit manager, OptumRx. The lawsuit, announced by the law firms Berger Montague PC and Cohen & Gresser LLP, claims that UnitedHealth Group and OptumRx have been assessing pharmacy DIR fees in violation of federal antitrust laws and state laws governing contracts. “After years of abuse at the hands of big insurance...

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Despite ‘crush’ on system, pharmacy fills strong role

November 21, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SEBASTIAN, Fla. – From shrinking reimbursement to workforce challenges, pharmacies today face a lot of challenges, says Theresa Tolle, winner of the 2023 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award from The National Community Pharmacists Association and Upsher-Smith Laboratories.  “There’s just been a lot of pressure within the profession,” said Tolle, BSPharm, FAPhA, owner of Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Fla. “We’re all more pressured...

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NCPA installs new president 

October 19, 2023HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Lea Wolsoncroft, RPh, of Birmingham, Ala., was installed as 2023-24 president of the National Community Pharmacists Association by its House of Delegates at the organization’s 2023 Annual Convention in Orlando. Wolsoncroft has been an NCPA member since 1991. She and her husband, Tom, opened their first pharmacy, KidsMeds, in 2002. She has always pursued nontraditional tracks and focused on educating physicians and the community about pharmacy practice and the unique role...

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NCPA names Theresa Tolle Independent Pharmacist of the Year

October 18, 2023HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and Upsher-Smith Laboratories have announced that Theresa Tolle, BSPharm, FAPhA, owner of Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Fla., is the winner of the 2023 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award.   Tolle, a second-generation owner and pharmacist, has led Bay Street Pharmacy alongside her husband, Joe, since 1999, offering a wide range of patient services, including immunizations and testing, diabetes...

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NCPA names top pharmacist 

October 17, 2023HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Clint Hopkins, a pharmacy owner in Sacramento, Calif., has received this year’s NARD Ownership Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association as part of the association’s recent annual convention. The award recognizes an independent community pharmacist who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in the field of community pharmacy ownership. Hopkins and his husband Joel Hockman relocated to Sacramento in 2016 to purchase...

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