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May 24, 2011, 11:10 ET NCPA Urges Congress to Preserve Seniors' Access to Diabetes Supplies at Independent Community Pharmacies; Back Schock-Welch Bill

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) endorsed legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Peter Welch...


May 24, 2011, 05:34 ET Community Pharmacists Endorse Bipartisan Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act

The National Community Pharmacists Association today endorsed the Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011, which would protect patients' ...


May 17, 2011, 10:54 ET NCPA Supports Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Community Pharmacies; Give Independents the Same Antitrust Exemption as Health Insurance Plans

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today endorsed The Community Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1839), legislation recently...


Apr 15, 2011, 01:27 ET NCPA Responds to Consumer Groups' Request for CVS Caremark Divestiture

The New York Times reports today that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received a letter from the Consumer Federation of America, Community...


Apr 13, 2011, 02:29 ET NCPA Backs Bill to Enhance Pharmacy Competition; Help Level Playing Field for Independent Community Pharmacists

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives...


Apr 01, 2011, 02:39 ET NCPA Announces Resignation of Kathleen Jaeger as CEO; Appoints Douglas Hoey as CEO

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced today that Kathleen Jaeger has resigned as Executive Vice President and CEO to pursue ...


Mar 31, 2011, 02:38 ET Legislation Would Deny Floridians Access to Needed Medicines from Their Trusted Independent Community Pharmacies, and Instead Favor Publicly Traded Chain Pharmacies

National Community Pharmacists Association Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger issued the following statement today in response to the...


Feb 18, 2011, 09:54 ET NACDS, NCPA Provide Insights to Governors and State Medicaid Directors Confronting Medicaid Budgetary Challenges

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have sent a joint letter to every...


Dec 06, 2010, 11:39 ET NCPA: Pharmacists Among Most Trusted Professions in Gallup's 2010 Honesty and Ethics Survey

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger issued the following statement in response to the...


Nov 23, 2010, 04:51 ET NCPA Statement on Avalere Health Study Details Need for More Careful Selection of Medicare Part D Plans by Enrollees

ational Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger issued the following statement today in response to ...


Nov 17, 2010, 01:37 ET NCPA Commends Prescription Drug Take Back Event Hosted by 15 New York Pharmacies

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today applauded the efforts of some of its members to unite to host what the organizers are...


Oct 25, 2010, 11:00 ET NCPA Digest Finds Independent Community Pharmacies Stable Despite Economic, Third-Party Challenges

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced the availability of the 2010 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, which...


Oct 25, 2010, 02:30 ET NCPA Announces Partnership with Live Oak Bank to Help Finance Independent Community Pharmacy Purchases

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is partnering with Live Oak Bank to facilitate the purchasing of independent community...


Oct 24, 2010, 12:00 ET NCPA Announces Kathleen Jaeger as CEO

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced the appointment of Kathleen Jaeger as Executive Vice President and CEO,...


Oct 07, 2010, 02:53 ET NCPA Announces Exhibit Hall Activities for 2010 NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has announced its current exhibit hall activities during the association's Annual Convention...


Oct 06, 2010, 02:45 ET NCPA Encourages Pharmacists to Promote Medication Expertise from Dispensing to Disposal

With October as American Pharmacists Month, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) encourages community pharmacists to demonstrate...


Oct 04, 2010, 10:04 ET NCPA Announces New Division Dedicated to Long-Term Care Pharmacies, Patients

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced a new division of the association dedicated to advancing the interests of...


Oct 01, 2010, 12:20 ET NCPA: Walmart Medicare Drug Plan a Prescription for Poor Pharmacy Care

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world's largest corporation, today announced a Medicare prescription drug plan that imposes higher co-payments on seniors...


Sep 29, 2010, 12:31 ET NCPA Commends Senate Aging Committee for Launching CVS Caremark Investigation to Examine Alleged Harm to Seniors, Medicare

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) expressed strong support for an investigation into CVS Caremark launched by the U.S. Senate...


Sep 21, 2010, 06:27 ET Independent Community Pharmacies Earn High Customer Satisfaction Scores in Latest J.D. Power and Associates National Pharmacy Study

The J.D. Power and Associates 2010 National Pharmacy Study found that independent community pharmacies consistently garnered among the highest...


Sep 03, 2010, 11:06 ET NACDS, NCPA: Victory for Patients, Pharmacy as CMS Moves to Withdraw Provisions of 'AMP' Rule Currently Blocked by Injunction

The following is a statement issued today by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, and...


Sep 01, 2010, 10:39 ET NCPA Launches www.PharmacyMatching.com to Connect Independent Pharmacy Buyers and Sellers

The National Community Pharmacists Association today announced the launch of a new website, www.PharmacyMatching.com to bring together independent...


Aug 25, 2010, 03:59 ET NCPA: AARP Report Finds Brand Name Drug Prices Soar as Large Pharmacy Benefit Managers Reap Windfall Profits

According to a new AARP report, the average retail price of the most popular brand-name drugs increased by 8.3 percent in 2009 and by 41.5 percent...


Jul 29, 2010, 10:58 ET NCPA Statement on CVS Caremark-Aetna Agreement

In response to the agreement announced that CVS Caremark would provide pharmacy benefits to all 9.7 million lives covered by insurance giant Aetna,...


Jul 19, 2010, 11:11 ET Fox Insurance Agrees to Pay Delinquent Medicare Part D Claims After Action by Senators Baucus, Grassley, CMS and NCPA

Fox Insurance Company agreed July 9 to wire $13.6 million in overdue payments for Medicare Part D prescription drug claims to the administrators of...