January 13, 2011

NCPA has created a new advisory board to help the organization’s push to expand long-term care pharmacy programming for its members.

January 11, 2011

The nation’s top independent pharmacy group is hailing a recent decision by a major corporation to maintain freedom of choice of where its employees fill their maintenance prescription medicines.

January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s a 53-store collection of independents that serves as a model of neighborhood pharmacy to the nation’s lawmakers. That’s in part thanks to the number of Care pharmacies operating in the nation’s capital and in part due to the franchisee-owned group’s proximity to the headquarters of the National Community Pharmacist Association, which is located across the hall.


“[That proximity] really is an opportunity for us to represent independent pharmacy,” said Michael Wysong, Care CEO. 


January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s a battle that raged for more than three years. But in mid-December, the retail pharmacy industry was able to declare a clear, unequivocal victory.


We’re talking, of course, about the struggle to head off what would have been a devastating change in the way Medicaid pays community pharmacies to dispense generic drugs to low-income patients. On Dec. 14, the chain and independent pharmacy lobbies announced they had reached a landmark agreement with the 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that effectively ends the threat.

December 17, 2010

It’s a battle that raged for more than three years. But in mid-December, the retail pharmacy industry was able to declare a clear, unequivocal victory.

December 7, 2010

Independent and chain pharmacy groups are making a new push to stake a firm claim to the new healthcare system emerging with the health-reform law enacted earlier this year.

November 16, 2010

A group representing the nation's independent pharmacies praised a local drug store's participation in a...

November 14, 2010

The natural affinity that has sprung up between independent pharmacy and the generic drug industry—both...

November 8, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday unveiled its complete list of newly installed officers and...

November 7, 2010

The independent pharmacy industry’s top group-purchasing organization and its top lobbying and advocacy group on...

October 28, 2010

The natural affinity that has sprung up between independent pharmacy and the generic drug industry...

October 24, 2010

In order to better facilitate the purchasing of independent community pharmacies, a group that represents...

October 24, 2010

In a highly anticipated move to new leadership, the National Community Pharmacists Association has named...

October 24, 2010

The owner of an independent drug store based in Miami, Okla., was this year's recipient...

October 5, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is giving independent drug store owners some new help in...

October 3, 2010

The association dedicated to the nation's independent pharmacies is expanding with a new division dedicated...

September 26, 2010

Speaking with one voice, the nation’s largest chain and independent pharmacy groups gave a thumbs-up...

September 21, 2010

Independent pharmacies have garnered the highest customer satisfaction scores among its competitors, according to results...

September 16, 2010

CARE Pharmacies on Friday named Michael Wysong to the position of CEO, effective Sept. 7....

September 12, 2010

After a distinguished, eight-and-a-half-year tenure as chief of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Bruce Roberts,...

August 31, 2010

In an effort to connect independent pharmacy owners looking to sell their pharmacies and those...

August 22, 2010

Propelled by the maxim that in numbers there is strength, the nation’s top independent pharmacy...

August 15, 2010

Adding plenty of fire power to the rapidly improving image of community pharmacists as essential...

July 20, 2010

Teams of pharmacy students from three universities were named finalists in a community pharmacy business...