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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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Solid Business Model Aids Growth at Care Pharmacies

Founded in 1960 as Circle Drug, Care Pharmacies’ mission-based pharmacy business has a proud and rich history of serving the underprivileged HIV community in Washington D.C. Today, that expertise extends out to 16 states and has Care Pharmacies uniquely positioned, operating as a regional drug chain of independent community retail and specialty pharmacies. Read the…

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McKesson ideaShare 2018 – SynerGx Generics – Exclusive offer

CARE group customers attending ideaShare 2018 will be eligible to earn a 3% rebate (subject to a $20,000 cap) on SynerGx purchases made between August–December 2018. The 3% rebate will be paid on SynerGx volume in excess of baseline SynerGx purchases.  A one-time baseline will be established in July based on prior 3-month SynerGx sales (April-June) by…

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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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CARE Annual Member Meeting 2018

CARE Pharmacies held its annual member meeting at the Fairfield Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, Virginia on January 26, 2018. We were pleased to be joined by CARE Pharmacy members and their representatives from across the country; as well as, 43 of CARE’s preferred partners. The meeting theme was “Engage Change”, attendees participated in a…

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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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WILLIAM FADEL NAMED TO NSBA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Washington, D.C. – William Fadel, Grubb’s Pharmacy SE, Inc. / Kalorama Care Pharmacy, Inc. was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Fadel, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other…

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CARE Annual Member Meeting Recap

CARE Pharmacies hosted its annual member meeting at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA on February 3, 2017.  We were pleased to be joined by CARE Pharmacy owners from more than 9 states and representatives of more than 40 Pharmacies and 36 Preferred Providers. The meeting theme was “Revolutionary Thinking,” and attendees enjoyed many collaborative breakout…

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Hometown pharmacy paves the way for future growth at new Main Street location in Laurel

Pharmacist Ali Thakkar, of Highland, says Laurel’s Main Street Pharmacy has been a growing operation since it opened under original owner Joan Kim in 2005. As its customer base multiplied and Thakkar took over the business, the India native said an inevitable facility expansion came to fruition last month when the pharmacy moved two doors…

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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2016

During November 14-20, 2016, the annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week will be observed. The observance is a key component of CDC’s efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities, in healthcare facilities, and on the farm in collaboration with state-based programs, nonprofit partners, and for-profit partners. The one-week observance raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic…

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CUSTOMER ALERT: 10/16 Fraudulent Recall Activity: Diabetic Test Strips

We have recently become aware of an industry-wide issue regarding the fraudulent recall of diabetic test strips. Some of our customers have received calls from perpetrators impersonating McKesson employees claiming there is a major recall of diabetic test strips, such as One Touch or Freestyle, asking how many boxes they have in their store and…

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Drug Take Back Day: October 22, 2016

DEA and its law enforcement partners are holding the 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in 6 years to collect unwanted medications Oct. 22. NCPA’s prescription disposal program, Dispose My Meds™, offers information and resources for pharmacies to create medication disposal programs to help their patients safely dispose of unused and expired medicines.

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