Pharmacists in the Show-Me State have a new opportunity to demonstrate — and be paid for — their ability to help patients achieve measurable progress in fighting several chronic conditions, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the Missouri Pharmacy Association and the Missouri Pharmacist Care Network announced Tuesday.
“Pharmacies’ efforts to help patients understand aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are demonstrating yet again the value of pharmacies as the face of neighborhood healthcare.” That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson expressed in a recent opinion piece.
The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the availability of the preliminary program and continuing education offerings for its 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition taking place Oct. 12 to 16, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., as well as some special features of this year’s event.
As pharmacy evolves from medication dispensing to a key component of the healthcare system, strengthening the pharmacist's role in health care was the dominant theme at a recent conference sponsored by a coalition of pharmacy groups.
The National Community Pharmacists Association endorsed the Diabetic Testing Supply Access Act (H.R. 2845), legislation recently introduced by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that would allow independent community pharmacies to provide same-day delivery services of diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries who are homebound, in long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A new track-and-trace bill that the Senate is expected to consider would institute a nationwide "track-and-trace" system in place of patchwork state laws with the aim of securing the pharmaceutical supply chain.
The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.
The two groups announced that the outing would take place at the Strategic Business Exchange, set to take place Oct. 14 to 16 in San Antonio. The PAN Foundation offers funding to patients with life-threatening illnesses who are underinsured.
The National Community Pharmacists Association CEO Douglas Hoey testified Tuesday before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health’s hearing on “Reforming the Drug Compounding Regulatory Framework.”
The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the introduction of a resource kit — Take Charge of Rx Benefits in Your Community — to help preempt anti-patient drug benefit designs, such as those that require the use of mail-order facilities for prescription drugs.
The National Community Pharmacists Association praised Hawaii elected officials for enacting two new laws that, respectively, will give the state’s residents greater choice of where to fill their prescriptions and additional medical privacy protections.
Northeast Pharmacy Services Corporation has signed up the approximately 250 independent community pharmacies that it serves in New England in the National Community Pharmacists Association effective July 1, 2013, the groups announced.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has signed what the National Association of Community Pharmacy has characterized as groundbreaking reform legislation that applies reasonable standards to how pharmacy benefit managers audit community pharmacies, provides increased transparency into generic prescription drug reimbursement and ensures that PBM administrators of prescription drug claims are registered within the state.
The National Community Pharmacists Association commended Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing into law two significant pieces of legislation in support of Texas small business independent community pharmacies: HB 1358, legislation that provides common sense standards to pharmacy audits conducted by pharmacy benefit managers, and SB 1106, which provides transparency in generic maximum allowable costs, or MACs, for Medicaid plans.