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Community Rx and COVID: A source of ‘thoughtful information’

Wolkar Pharmacy also ramps up home delivery, drive-through, curbside pickup and mailing
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04/10/2020

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – When community pharmacist Brian Caswell saw his business starting to shift outside the four walls of his store, he bought another car.

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 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.

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

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05/31/2019

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

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05/30/2019

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

Diabetes, sleep and one really big deal

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01/23/2018

It was one of the last stories we published in 2017, but a potential merger of giants topped the list of most read specialty stories for the year.

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.

NCPA names finalists for business plan competition

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07/19/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has named three teams of pharmacy students as finalists for the 2017 GoodNeighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

Community pharmacies hit the Hill in April

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03/22/2017

ALEXANDIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has scheduled its 2017 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In for April 26-27. As part of the event, hundreds of community pharmacists will visit the Capitol to advocate for their businesses and their patients.

NCPA reshuffles staff to boost advocacy efforts

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02/24/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has combined its government affairs and communications departments into an Advocacy Center. As a result, the association has added one staff member, and realigned others.

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