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National Community Pharmacists Association

News articles for National Community Pharmacists Association:

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • NCPA to Congress: Scrutinize PBM Corporations as Part of Drug Cost Review
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increased transparency into the business practices and potential conflicts of interests of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) corporations could provide tangible benefits to payers, patients and pharmacists, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) said in comments submitted to the House Committee on Oversight and ... read more

Monday, December 21, 2015

  • Pharmacists, Patients Support 'Med Sync' Programs, New Survey Confirms
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey of National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) member pharmacies utilizing NCPA's Simplify My Meds® (SMM) program documented how both patients and pharmacists benefit from medication synchronization programs, or "med sync." The survey asked several open-ended questions, and respondents overwhelmingly noted that ... read more

Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • NCPA: Leading Business Groups Back Medicare Access, Pharmacy Choice Legislation
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two prominent, national business organizations recently expressed their support for bipartisan "any willing pharmacy" legislation to increase patient access to prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and National Grocers Association (NGA) have written to Congress ... read more

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

  • Pharmacists Urge Transparency, Payment Updates as Congress Examines Generic Price Spikes
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients and independent community pharmacists are negatively impacted by spiking costs for some generic prescription drugs and Congress should enact bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and ensure reimbursement rates paid to pharmacies reflect actual market costs, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) said ... read more

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • New Report Urges More Transparency into PBM Corporations
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by a leading health care policy consulting firm describes the large and expanding role of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) corporations and explores areas that stakeholders have identified as needing greater oversight of and disclosure by these entities. Applied Policy, L.L.C. examined ... read more