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NCPA lauds new pilot program for COVID testing


ALEXANDRIA, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new pilot program that involves independent pharmacies conducting up to 7,000 COVID-19 tests per week.

NCPA launches two campaigns


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched Fight4Rx to alert patients to the growing risk that their neighborhood pharmacy may close.

NCPA urges other states to follow New York’s lead


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association, which represents more than 21,000 independent pharmacies across the country, lauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for authorizing independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 test centers.

NCPA calls on CMS to recognize pharmacists as care providers


WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing of medications.

NCPA installs president, releases annual digest


SAN DIEGO – Brian Caswell of Baxter Springs, Kan.-based Wolkar Drug has been named the 2019-2020 president of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

NCPA launches CBD resource


SAN DIEGO – The National Community Pharmacists Association has teamed up with PRS to launch the NCPA CBD Source, an online resource for community pharmacies looking for information on cannabidiol products.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in


WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

Sen. Wyden visits independent pharmacy


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Grants Pass Pharmacy in Grants Pass, Ore., hosted Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Finance Committee, on May 28.

Q&A: Pharmacist of the Year


SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Jim Spoon, owner of Spoon Drug in Sand Springs, Okla., has been named the 2018 Willard B.

Award winners: VGM Insurance, NCPA’s Jim Spoon


Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Insurance Services has been named one of Business Insurance Magazines’s Best Places to Work for 2018.