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National Community Pharmacists Association

Video Forum: Doug Hoey, NCPA

Video Forum: Doug Hoey, NCPA

In this week’s Video Forum, Doug Hoey, chief executive officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association, talks about some of the issues confronting independent drug stores and the larger pharmacy sector. Scope of practice, DIR fees, and Rutledge vs. PCMA, which will be taken up by the Supreme Court in October, are among the subjects

NCPA introduces ‘Essential’ campaign for small business relief

NCPA introduces ‘Essential’ campaign for small business relief

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The next COVID-19 package should shield essential small businesses from opportunistic lawsuits, extend the Paycheck Protection Program, provide or ensure hazard pay and let pharmacists administer tests and vaccines, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association, which launched its “Essential” campaign Wednesday via social media. Doug Hoey “Essential businesses are taking great

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following statement Thursday after a final drug pricing rule was released and failed to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees, or pharmacy DIR: “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy