ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association's membership has expanded to include a buying and advertising cooperative that offers rebates and signage to independently owned pharmacies.
Quality Care Pharmacies — a Springville, N.Y.-based company that boasts more than 450 member pharmacies in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Ohio — has joined NCPA, the association said.
“Community pharmacies, like the members of Quality Care Pharmacies, have been in business so long over the years because they are constantly adapting to satisfy the needs of their patients,” said Robert Greenwood, NCPA president and Iowa pharmacy owner. “Quality Care Pharmacies and NCPA agree that superior customer service and cost-saving medication counseling are the cornerstones of independent community pharmacy. We are proud to have them join us, and we look forward to working together to raise awareness about that standard.”
Added Quality Care Pharmacies executive director Robin Willmott, “NCPA’s relentless advocacy for community pharmacy is greatly appreciated by Quality Care Pharmacies. We look forward to our continued involvement with NCPA, on behalf of our members, in the years to come.”