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CARE Pharmacies Joins National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) as a Founding Corporate Member Organizations representing all practice areas within specialty pharmacy support NASP's mission of building collaboration and improving patient outcomes.

TAMPA, Fla., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) announced today that CARE Pharmacies has joined the association as a Founding Corporate Member. The founding members represent all practice areas within the industry including specialty pharmacies, pharmaceuticals companies, health care services, group purchasing organizations, and manufacturers.

"We are honored and excited to welcome the support from CARE Pharmacies as a Founding Member and their commitment to building an association that has a strong vision and an overall goal of bridging the gaps in our industry to improve patient outcomes," Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, NASP Founder and CEO, said.  "We believe strongly that collaboration is essential to address current challenges and identify opportunities for the future."

CARE Pharmacies is a member owned and operated cooperative of independent community and specialty pharmacies, offering a full range of programs and services designed to meet the dynamic needs of the independent pharmacy owner operator. Recognized by the National Retail Federation as the 6th fastest growing retailer in the country for 2012, CARE has over 85 locations in eight states, including the District of Columbia.

"We are excited to join NASP in its mission to improve patient outcomes," Mike Wysong, CEO for CARE Pharmacies, said. "Our strength in the specialty pharmacy space coupled with NASP's desire to support specialty pharmacy through its professional certification programs made our partnership a natural fit."

NASP, founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the unique value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system by focusing on building collaboration among all industry associations to improve patient outcomes.  Specialty pharmacy is the fastest growing segment in the industry today and NASP provides valuable benefits to members by creating a strong, unified voice for all stakeholders. SPEC will also provide education needed to earn and maintain professional certification through the Specialty Pharmacy Certification  Board (SPCB).

Source: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (www.nasprx.org)

Media Contact: Gary Cohen,  gcohen@nasprx.org

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Gary Cohen National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, 813-926-5000, gcohen@nasprx.org

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