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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...

Jan 03, 2014, 10:05 ET
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Independent Pharmacies to Help Fill Medication Gaps for New ACA/Obamacare Enrollees

 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement today regarding the 2014...

Dec 19, 2013, 14:03 ET
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Pennsylvania Pharmacists Seek Legislative Relief from Abuses by Drug Plan Middlemen

Pennsylvania jobs, revenue and pharmacies are under attack by obscure, yet powerful, pharmaceutical corporate middlemen and the state's...

Dec 17, 2013, 12:19 ET
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Medicare Reveals Seniors' Mail Order Pharmacy Nightmares

Cases of Waste Highlight Need for Increased PBM Oversight Nearly 1,200 seniors have complained to Medicare this year about a litany of...

Dec 09, 2013, 12:10 ET
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Pharmacists Report Soaring Generic Drug Purchasing Prices Impacting Patients, Pharmacies

Are Drug Middlemen Profiting as Patient Care, Pharmacy Access is Jeopardized? Pharmacy acquisition costs for scores of generic drugs have...

Dec 03, 2013, 15:44 ET
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Medicare Analysis Finds Mail Order Pharmacies Often More Expensive than Community Pharmacies

Mail order pharmacies frequently charge Medicare prescription drug plans (PDPs) more – as much as 83 percent more – than community...

Oct 15, 2013, 10:00 ET
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NCPA Digest: Community Pharmacists Promoting Medication Adherence, Generic Drugs To Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Costs

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly focused on helping patients stick to their medication (or "medication adherence") and saving...

Sep 27, 2013, 12:30 ET

NCPA Urges Passage of Compounding Reform, Drug Security Bill

 The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today endorsed The Drug Quality and Security Act in letters to House and Senate leaders...

Sep 19, 2013, 11:50 ET
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Pharmacists Take to Twitter in Global Tweet-a-Thon Oct. 3

Members of more than 30 pharmacy organizations across the globe will go on the social media platform Twitter to participate in a "tweet-a-thon" on...

Sep 12, 2013, 15:41 ET
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Pharmacists Endorse House Bill to Clarify Compounding Oversight, While Preserving Patient Access to Customized Medications

 The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) strongly supports bipartisan House legislation introduced today that is intended to...

Jul 25, 2013, 16:50 ET
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Pharmacists: Senate Bill Enhances Drug Supply Chain Security, but also Threatens Patient Access to Essential Medications

NCPA Concerned with S. 959's Expanding FDA Authority over Small Business Pharmacies National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO...

Jul 03, 2013, 13:50 ET
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Medicare Analysis Confirms Some 'Preferred Pharmacy' Drug Plans are Costlier to Plan Sponsors than Traditional Benefit Designs

A new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) validates the questions about "preferred pharmacy" drug plans[1]...

Jun 25, 2013, 11:00 ET
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New Report Card on Medication Use Gives Americans a C+

 A first-of-its-kind patient survey, Medication Adherence in America: A National Report Card, finds that Americans 40 and older with a chronic...

May 29, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Community Pharmacy Goes Digital

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and RxWiki, Inc., the leading pharmacy media network, announced today a new partnership that...

May 20, 2013, 13:47 ET
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Poll: Over One Million Seniors Have Problems with Medicare 'Preferred Pharmacy' Drug Plans

 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement today regarding a survey by...