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Survey: Media coverage of coronavirus drives run on surgical masks

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02/07/2020

ARLINGTON, Va. – Sixty-three percent of local pharmacists say customers are buying surgical masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, and 96% say they’re selling them faster than they can restock, according to a new survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

NCPA calls on CMS to recognize pharmacists as care providers

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01/22/2020

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

NCPA installs president, releases annual digest

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10/31/2019

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

Condo Pharmacy’s Steve Moore receives award

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10/30/2019

SAN DIEGO – Steve Moore, PharmD, owner of Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2019 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year.

NCPA names student finalists

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07/17/2019

LEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2019 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

NCPA launches Fix DIR Day

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06/27/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association is launching Fix DIR Day today, June 27.

QS/1 to honor community pharmacists

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10/05/2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – QS/1 will make a donation to charity in the name of three pharmacists at the 2018 National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention, held Oct. 6-9, as a way to honor the work pharmacists do.

CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape

Comes in wake of Amazon filing for pharmacy licenses in 12-plus states
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12/08/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – If a planned merger between CVS Health and Aetna goes through, community pharmacists say it could flatten the industry.

Connelly: 'Let's level the playing field'

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11/21/2017

Lynn Connelly is a trusted advocate for the customers who visit the Medicine Mart Pharmacy in West Columbia, S.C. But he’s also been a leading proponent for independent pharmacists in his state.

Program has prescription for success

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01/27/2017

Community pharmacies are doing more these days than just filling prescriptions. They’re  offering immunizations, lab testing, educational classes and other services that reflect the growing role of pharmacies as part of the healthcare team. 

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