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Elsevier Clinical Solutions recently issued a white paper, “The Impact of Rising Generic Drug Prices on the U.S. Drug Supply Chain,” based on a survey measuring the attitudes of stakeholders throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain. The second paragraph details how rising generic prescription drug prices impact everyone:“High generic drug prices ...

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement in response to today's announcement that CVS Health would purchase Target pharmacies:"Further consolidation in the retail setting means pharmacy services are increasingly available only from a fewer number of larger entities. The CVS ...

Alexandria, Va. March 13, 2015 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced it will hold its 2015 Annual Legislative Conference May 12-13, 2015, when hundreds of community pharmacists will visit our nation's capital to advocate for community pharmacy and their patients."Community pharmacists are on the front lines of ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  January 28, 2015

Alexandria, Va. Jan. 28, 2015 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has endorsed H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which was introduced by U.S. Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) , Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.). The bill permits state-licensed pharmacists in ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  January 21, 2015

Alexandria, Va. Jan. 21, 2015 - Community pharmacists are most concerned about below-cost reimbursement for certain generic drugs as well as exclusionary Medicare drug plans, according to a survey conducted by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) that asked its members to help identify the organization's 2015 priorities."As a ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  January 15, 2015

Alexandria, Va. Jan. 15, 2015 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced its 2015 line-up of Ownership Workshops and Front-End Profit Building Seminars, educational programming designed for future community pharmacy owners or current owners looking to strengthen their management and merchandising skills.NCPA will host ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  January 12, 2015

Alexandria, Va. Jan. 12, 2015 - Bipartisan legislation recently introduced, and endorsed today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), would help prevent community pharmacists from being collateral damage as some generic drug prices spike dramatically but federal health plan reimbursements fail to keep pace. H.R. 244, The MAC ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  December 23, 2014

Alexandria, Va. Dec. 23, 2014 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) supports new proposed protections of patient choice of pharmacy and urges federal officials, in comments filed recently, to take additional steps to support broader consumer protection at no added cost.NCPA's comments come in response to a range of new ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  December 10, 2014

A proposal to restrict certain Medicare beneficiaries to use only a dedicated, “lock-in” pharmacy for their controlled substances is now a part of legislation introduced by two House lawmakers.House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) recently proposed the Protecting the ...

National Home Infusion Association

 •  December 9, 2014

Alexandria, Va. Dec. 9, 2014 - Today Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) introduced H.R. 5815, The Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act, which creates greater transparency in how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military's TRICARE program, and the Federal ...