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Diabetes, sleep and one really big deal


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

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


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


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


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.

Wellness bill introduced in House


WASHINGTON – A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks Medicare payment for services such as wellness screenings, immunizations and diabetes management. H.R.

Bill seeks payment for pharmacy services


WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) have re-introduced a bill to help pharmacists provide healthcare services to Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas.

NCPA agreement offers digital benefits to members


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has extended its partnership with RxWiki, a digital health company.

NCPA convention: Healthcare industry needs to come together


NEW ORLEANS – Community pharmacists need to make sure they have a “seat at the table” to help reshape health care, says DeAnn Mullins, president-elect of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Humana opens first of six pharmacies


New Braunfels, Texas – Humana opened its first community pharmacy in Texas at the Partners in Primary Care medical practice.