NCPA Advocacy Efforts

Think the NCPA’s Advocacy Efforts Don’t Affect You? Think Again…

Getting results from Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, and the courts takes strategy and patience. Throughout that process, it’s critical for you to be informed and engaged. These select examples help illustrate the benefits of National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA) advocacy efforts; in the past year alone, NCPA has: Coordinated 153 industry stakeholders to sign… Read more »

Not On My Watch

NOT ON MY WATCH! … Again … NOT ON MY WATCH! … Again…

By Dirk White, RPh, Executive Vice President, Legislative Affairs, WSPC As you may recall, this was how Georgia Congressman Doug Collins ended his keynote speech at ThoughtSpot this year. It was a great reminder of the importance of political action. In my home state, many elections have been won or lost on a single vote,… Read more »

The 4 Policy Changes Hitting Pharmacies

By Valerie DeBenedette, DrugTopics Here’s a sentence that has been true for millennia: Change is coming. In pharmacy, for the next six months to two years, this could be truer than ever as laws and regulations come into effect that could benefit the profession. Some expected changes have been long sought for, while others are… Read more »

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Host a Member of Congress in Your Pharmacy During Congressional Recess

Timely information from Elevate Provider NetworkSM: Make the most of upcoming opportunities to engage members of Congress while they are back home by inviting them to visit your pharmacy! Upcoming in-district work periods are currently scheduled for May 25-June 4, June 29- July 9, and July 27-Sept. 3. Since January, more than 20 members of… Read more »

Photo Left to Right: Beth Lea (ABC), Prescott Godwin (The Medicine Center Pharmacy), Mrs. Godwin, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), Cindy Mincy, Bill Mincy (PPSC), Peter Kounelis (ABC), & Beth Mitchell (ABC)

Advocating Together on Capitol Hill-NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Summit

Portions of this article were provided by the Elevate Provider Network and the NCPA On April 11-12, Beth Lea, National Director of Managed Care for AmerisourceBergen (ABC); Peter Kounelis, VP of Elevate Provider Network; Greg Reybold, Director of State Government Affairs for ABC; and Beth Mitchell, Director of Government Affairs for ABC, attended the National… Read more »

NCPA Members List Top 2018 Policy Priorities

For the second year in a row, retroactive pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees rank as the top legislative and regulatory priority for members of the National Community Pharmacists Association. More than 37 percent of respondents chose DIR fees as the top concern. This is the fifth year in a row for the annual survey, which… Read more »

ThoughtSpot 2017: Advocacy In Action Panel Discussion

At ThoughtSpot 2017 AmerisourceBergen hosted an Advocacy in Action Panel Discussion. If you were not able to attend or would like to share the event with someone on your staff, we highly recommend listening to the recording and taking action. Below you will find additional information from AmerisourceBergen regarding the panel discussion. AmerisourceBergen is proud… Read more »

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NCPA Statement on House Passage of GOP American Health Care Act

NCPA Advocacy Center Update, May 4, 2017 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement in response to passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628): “This vote marks the next step in a lengthy, multi-step process set forth by Republican… Read more »

2017 Congressional FlyIn

Share Your Voice at the Fly-In!

By Dirk White, RPh, Executive Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Board Member of WSPC Everyone sighs a heavy sigh of relief when the presidential election is over. We are now free from the seemingly endless abusive assaults on our visual and auditory nerves. Our email and snail mail boxes are now void of all those… Read more »