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"When local pharmacies win, so too does their community of customers." Thanks to Independent We Stand for showcasing why #communitypharmacymatters. #shopsmall #shoplocal #CelebrateIndependents
Pharmacists aren’t just for flu season, and chain pharmacies aren’t the only options.
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Trying to explain to your patients why their insurance copay is so expensive? Here’s a great run-down from 10TV in Ohio of the shady practices of some PBM middlemen that increase prescription costs for patients.
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This month's America's Pharmacist profiles the changes in ‪#‎communitypharmacy‬ financing as seen by pharmacy partner and champion Live Oak Bank. In the past 6 years alone, Live Oak Bank has helped community pharmacists start, build, or expand their businesses w/more than 600 loans totaling $650 million!
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We're excited to welcome former NCPA resident and student affairs staffer Whitney Cowart Culpepper to our ranks of ‪#‎communitypharmacy‬ owners! Congrats on the upcoming opening of Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Whitney!
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Community pharmacies come in all shapes and sizes and can be found in all sorts of places, including very urban areas like Brooklyn. Here's a great ‪#‎Fridayread‬ about the positive impact Wyckoff's Corner Pharmacy continues to make on its neighborhood and patients 10 years after opening.
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All of us at NCPA wish you and your families a happy, safe, and relaxing #IndependenceDay!
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Good reminders for pharmacists here
Steve Leuck, PharmD, has been practicing both hospital and community pharmacy since 1987. He founded AudibleRx, in 2011, which provides Consumer Medication Information (CMI) in an audible format. The AudibleRx.com web or app based program may be provided to patients as an alternative to printed ...
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MUST WATCH: Wondering where your insurance copays for prescriptions go? You won’t like the answer. +WVUE FOX 8 examines one PBM’s revenue sources and also highlights PBMs’ gag clauses barring ‪#‎communitypharmacies‬ from talking to patients about paying cash to potentially lower prescription drug costs. ‪#‎morePBMtransparencyneeded‬ ‪#‎pharmacychoice‬
Our investigation has revealed that the nation's largest insurance provider is making customers pay premiums on some prescription drugs, charging them more than the actual cost. Pharmacists call i...
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Community pharmacies go above and beyond for the patients they care for and treat them like family. A new video from NCPA & +Live Oak Bank highlights the deep impact Theresa Tolle and her Bay Street Pharmacy staff have on their community and one patient in particular. Help us share this story of #communitypharmacy. #thisiswhatwedo.
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Kudos to community ‪#‎pharmacists‬ everywhere! A new survey from the Meyocks firm finds pharmacists are the most trusted group in the ‪#‎healthcare‬ industry.
Pharmacists are the most trusted group in the health care industry, according to a new health survey of American consumers by Meyocks.1 The survey explored…
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Wondering how technology can help you expand patient care services in your ‪#‎communitypharmacy‬? Find out by joining our FREE live webinar on July 13 at 2 p.m. ET and earn some CE, too. Open to NCPA members and non-members...so tell your friends! Sign up at the link below.
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Shaking our heads: the national association representing PBMs says pharmacists should simply volunteer to customers the option to pay the cash price for their prescriptions to help reduce costs, and “the only reason [for pharmacies] to process the claim is to keep the copay for themselves.”
NEWS FLASH: pharmacies aren’t allowed to discuss the cash price under the PBMs’ own contracts.
Amid growing concern about rising drug costs, the practices of prescription benefit management firms are drawing a new level of attention.
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Representing America's independent community pharmacies since 1898.
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The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of nearly 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.

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