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Aug 14, 2015, 15:43 ET
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NCPA Supports Arkansas Law, Decries Shameful PBM Corporation Lawsuit

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement today to champion a generic...

May 28, 2015, 12:47 ET
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NCPA: AARP Drug Pricing Report Reiterates Need for Fair Generic Drug Reimbursements

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement in response to a new report released...

May 13, 2015, 12:11 ET
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Pharmacists Press Capitol Hill for Pro-Patient Legislation

With the 114th U.S. Congress still in its opening months, hundreds of independent community pharmacists from across the country advocated for...

May 05, 2015, 17:30 ET
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NCPA: Senate Bill Provides Medically Underserved Seniors Greater Access to Lower Drug Copays

 The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) strongly endorses The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act, S. 1190, which...

Apr 07, 2015, 11:35 ET
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Pharmacist Survey Raises Concerns for Patient Access to Generic Drugs

Patient access to generic prescription drugs and community pharmacies are both increasingly at risk due to inadequate reimbursement rates that fail...

Feb 09, 2015, 11:58 ET
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Pharmacists: Bill Would Expand Seniors' Access to Lower Drug Copays

Seniors would have more convenient access to discounted or "preferred" copays for prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice under new...

Jan 12, 2015, 16:13 ET
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NCPA Backs Generic Drug Payment Legislation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Bipartisan legislation recently introduced, and endorsed today by the National...

Jan 07, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Pharmacists: Aetna Medicare Part D Drug Plans Plagued with Glitches

Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers, in an unwelcome New Year's surprise, are discovering that they are unable to fill prescriptions at...

Dec 16, 2014, 16:39 ET

NCPA: Medicare Study Demands More Pharmacy Competition, Choice

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) issued the following statement today from CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA in response to a...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:29 ET
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NCPA: Better Health, Lower Costs through "Medication Synchronization"

The following statement was released today by B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association: Former Surgeon...

Nov 20, 2014, 14:00 ET
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Pharmacist Testifies: Generic Drug Price Spikes Wreaking Havoc on Patients, Pharmacists and Health Care Payers

A pharmacist testified before a Senate subcommittee today that unprecedented price hikes for formerly inexpensive generic prescription drugs are...

Nov 05, 2014, 10:25 ET

NCPA: Federal Advisory Council Votes Unanimously for More PBM Transparency with ERISA Health Plans

 The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) applauds the Department of Labor (DOL) ERISA Advisory Council for voting unanimously...

Oct 28, 2014, 13:39 ET
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NCPA Digest: Community Pharmacists Promoting Medication Adherence, Generic Drug Savings

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient compliance with their prescribed drug regimen (or...

Oct 07, 2014, 17:33 ET
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Pharmacists: Pennsylvania's S.B. 405 is Bad News for Patients, Health Care Payers

B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), issued the following statement and letter to the...

Aug 11, 2014, 11:06 ET
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NCPA Launches Any Willing Pharmacy Campaign During August Congressional Recess

 The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced today a nationwide campaign to let Congress know the importance of giving...

Jul 31, 2014, 10:21 ET
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Poll: Pharmacy Choice for Seniors Supported by 76% of U.S. Voters

 As members of Congress prepare to see voters during a month-long recess and more lawmakers sign on to cosponsor a bipartisan patient choice...

Jun 10, 2014, 13:42 ET
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Pharmacists, Patient Advocates Urge Congress to Enact Pharmacy Choice in Medicare

In a letter to Congress, 130 pharmacist, patient advocacy and business organizations expressed "unified support" for giving Medicare...

May 20, 2014, 12:03 ET
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NCPA Commends Medicare Steps on Generic Drug Reimbursement; Urges Congress to Enact Any Willing Pharmacy Law

 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement today in response to the...

May 07, 2014, 12:42 ET
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Pharmacists Endorse Bill to Expand Medicare "Preferred" Pharmacy Networks in Underserved Areas

 Bipartisan legislation that would give many seniors greater choice of pharmacy in their Medicare drug plan has been introduced in the U.S....

Feb 25, 2014, 17:45 ET
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Pharmacists, Members of Congress Offer Support for Proposed Improvements to Medicare Part D

One hundred fifty-one (151) organizations, including the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the National Rural Health...