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NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending May 11, 2018

President Trump Unveils Plan to Tackle High Prescription Drug Prices HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Seek Inspector General Investigation into Retroactive DIR Fees Energy and Commerce Committee Marks-up Opioid Legislation Ways and Means Committee Schedules Mark-up of Opioid Legislation Drug Wholesalers Grilled by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 60 Minutes Stunner: ESI…

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NCPA Advocacy Center Update Week Ending April 13, 2018

Community Pharmacists Charge the Hill This week, nearly 300 community pharmacists from 37 states participated in NCPA’s 50th annual Congressional Pharmacy Summit. They charged Capitol Hill to advocate for NCPA’s three priority issues:  an end to retroactive pharmacy DIR fees, transparency in generic reimbursement rates in federal programs, and to open Medicare preferred pharmacy networks to…

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NCPA Awards Recognize 8 Independent Pharmacies

The National Community Pharmacy Association has honored eight independent pharmacies with its inaugural NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards. The Alexandria, Va.-based organization said it created the awards, which are partly sponsored by CoverMyMeds, to recognize pharmacies that have enhanced their spaces to better serve patients and communities. NCPA said that it received more than 70…

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NCPA Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp August 12-13

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, but expecting a different result.” – Albert Einstein NCPA can help you re-engineer your practice for new opportunities. Changes in health care delivery and payment have created important new opportunities for independent pharmacies. Shortages of primary care physicians and new interest…

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NACDS Foundation Assisting National Hepatitis Testing Push

Study in progress amid observance of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, and of May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arlington, Va. – As public health authorities target Hepatitis C awareness as a way to prevent liver damage and liver cancer, a study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)…

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DEA: Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

The DEA will promote April 30 as Drug Take-Back Day, giving Americans the opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs in pill and patch form. The previous 10 take-back events collected more than 5.5 million-lbs. of pills, according to the agency. “This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.…

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NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit

The NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit (formerly NCPA Annual Legislative Conference) will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Va., May 24-25. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for your company to network with an elite group of independent community pharmacists, state pharmacy association executives, state board of pharmacies, NCPA decision makers, and representatives…

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ATTENTION: Clozapine REMS Deadlines for Prescribers and Pharmacies Extended

In regard to the Clozapine REMS Program, the “go live” date for Prescriber Enrollment (11/23) and Pharmacy Enrollment (12/14) have been extended. The new dates are not yet available, but more information will be forthcoming. Read more at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm467560.htm FDA WORKING WITH MANUFACTURERS TO RESOLVE CHALLENGES WITH THE CLOZAPINE REMS PROGRAM [Updated 11/19/2015] Clozapine REMS…

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