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Feb 04, 2016, 09:54 ET NCPA to Congress: Scrutinize PBM Corporations as Part of Drug Cost Review

Increased transparency into the business practices and potential conflicts of interests of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) corporations could provide...


Dec 21, 2015, 10:32 ET Pharmacists, Patients Support 'Med Sync' Programs, New Survey Confirms

A recent survey of National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) member pharmacies utilizing NCPA's Simplify My Meds® (SMM) program documented...


Dec 17, 2015, 11:44 ET NCPA: Leading Business Groups Back Medicare Access, Pharmacy Choice Legislation

Two prominent, national business organizations recently expressed their support for bipartisan "any willing pharmacy" legislation to increase patient ...


Dec 09, 2015, 12:10 ET Pharmacists Urge Transparency, Payment Updates as Congress Examines Generic Price Spikes

Patients and independent community pharmacists are negatively impacted by spiking costs for some generic prescription drugs and Congress should enact ...


Nov 17, 2015, 09:36 ET New Report Urges More Transparency into PBM Corporations

A new report by a leading health care policy consulting firm describes the large and expanding role of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) corporations ...


Oct 26, 2015, 09:47 ET New Study: Community Pharmacist Network Demonstrates Improved Medication Use

Independent community pharmacists can network together across diverse practice settings to achieve dramatically improved patient health, according to ...


Oct 13, 2015, 02:52 ET NCPA Digest: Adherence, Diversified Revenue Critical for Community Pharmacies

According to the 2015 National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, achieving both higher patient...


May 28, 2015, 12:47 ET 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 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, 05:30 ET 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 was...


Apr 07, 2015, 11:35 ET 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 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 bipartisan ...


Jan 12, 2015, 04:13 ET NCPA Backs Generic Drug Payment Legislation

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


Jan 07, 2015, 10:00 ET 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 pharmacies...


Dec 16, 2014, 04:39 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 study...


Dec 11, 2014, 01:29 ET 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, 02:00 ET 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 yesterday...


Oct 28, 2014, 01:39 ET 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 "medication ...


Oct 07, 2014, 05:33 ET 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 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 Medicare...


Jul 31, 2014, 10:21 ET 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 proposal, ...


Jun 10, 2014, 01:42 ET 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 beneficiaries...


May 20, 2014, 12:03 ET 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 Centers for...


Feb 25, 2014, 05:45 ET 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 Association, ...