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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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NASP 2016: Save the date

The 2016 NASP Annual Meeting & Expo will take place Monday, Sept. 26, to Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Information on the meeting program, meeting support and exhibits will be available in January. Meeting programming will begin on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 27, and end in the afternoon…

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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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LOCAL PHARMACISTS PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING FORUM OF NATIONAL PHARMACY ASSOCIATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT:Care Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc.1-866-227-3797www.carepharmacies.com LOCAL PHARMACISTS PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING FORUM OF NATIONAL PHARMACY ASSOCIATION ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 17-18, 2016) – Local CARE pharmacy owners George Garmer, Mike Kim, and Jake Olsen, and Mark Ey, Vice President of CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, participated in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Steering Committee Forum. The annual…

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CARE Corporate Office Moves to New Location

Effective March 23, 2016, the CARE Corporate office has relocated to: 857 Elkridge Landing Rd, Suite 630 Linthicum, MD 21090.

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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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FlexCare Pharmacy Owner Vivian Ayuk Featured in Chain Drug Review for Excellence in Pharmacy Practice

The October 2015 edition of the Chain Drug Review featured two stories on CARE Pharmacies member, FlexCare Pharmacy and its owner Vivian Ayuk for her unsurpassed commitment to serving the healthcare needs of her community. The first article, “The focus is always on people for CARE pharmacy owner,” highlights Ms. Ayuk’s journey towards becoming a…

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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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Preparing for World AIDS Day – December 1, 2015

Promote awareness of World AIDS Day, which is December 1, 2015, to your community with these simple and informative resources.  Post the World AIDS Day badge to your website using this code: <img alt=”World AIDS Day. December 1.” class=”wad-images” src=”https://aids.gov/images/world_logo1.gif” />  Download the World AIDS Day awareness poster and display it in your pharmacy: Download 8.5 x 11…

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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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