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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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CMS Announces Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation(CMMI) is introducing the Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management (Enhanced MTM) Model, which will aim to free up stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) in specified regions of the United States. This model will commence January 1, 2017 with a five-year performance period,…

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PRS Pharmacy Services Updates HIPAATrack Program Regarding Data Encryption

A message from PRS Pharmacy Services: We have made updates to ComplianceTrack policy and procedure programs along with a website update based on requests and feedback from our members. This email is focused specifically on a recent update to our HIPAATrack program regarding Data Encryption. Please see the information below on this and other updates.…

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Medicare 2016 Part C & D Star Ratings Technical Notes Summary

Durham, NC — On September 2nd, CMS released the update for the Medicare 2016 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes. This update documents the following: New measures added to the program Changes to the calculation methodology, and Updates to the thresholds for the measures in the Medicare Star Rating program. These changes have been…

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DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Acting Administrator, Chuck Rosenberg, recently announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26, 2015 from 10am – 2pm local time in every state except Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on September 12, 2015. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be…

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National Blood Clot Alliance Launches a New Women's Health Initiative With Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) recently announced its partnership with the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation in the creation of Women & Blood Clots, a unique, new women’s health initiative focused on raising awareness of the continuous clotting challenges that confront women at different, crucial life stages: Birth Control & Family Planning, Pregnancy & Childbirth, and the…

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Creative Pharmacist Partners with CARE Pharmacies to Help their Members Improve Patient Engagement and Increase Revenue

      Contact: Jay Williams [email protected] 614.824.9750 EVANS, GA – June 9, 2015 – Creative Pharmacist, the industry leader in helping community pharmacies expand the clinical services they provide to their chronically ill patients, today announced a partnership with CARE Pharmacies, a member-owned cooperative of independent pharmacies. “Creative Pharmacist is a leader in helping organizations…

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CARE Pharmacies Member Michael Kim Featured in Drug Store News Article

Two weeks ago, the National Community Pharmacists Association hosted a well-attended, day-long seminar titled “NCPA Specialty Forum – Exploring the intersection of specialty medications, community pharmacy and patient care.”  This event was centered around the notion that independent pharmacies should play a larger role in specialty pharmacy because channeling all of the specialty patients into mass outlets…

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