National and State Associations Submit Joint Comment Letter on Safe Harbors

In late December, thirty-nine state associations and NASPA joined the American Pharmacists Association on a joint comment letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to proposed revisions to safe harbors under the anti-kickback statute. The comments emphasized the importance of pharmacists and their role […]

NHA Breaks Barriers, Creates Choice for Pharmacy Technician Certification

The National Healthcareer Association is excited to announce that their Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) is now accepted in all states that require certification as well as all states that either expand the number of permitted pharmacy technicians or the scope of pharmacy technician practice based on certification. “At NHA, we always […]

Pharmacy Groups Applaud Senate Finance Committee’s Bipartisan Effort to Relieve DIR Fees

National pharmacy organizations once again applaud the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan effort to relieve DIR fees.  Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Ron Wyden, and 23 members of the committee (over 80% of the committee) signed a letter send to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging them to to […]

CPF Announces Flip the Pharmacy Awardees

The Community Pharmacy Foundation has announced the 2019 “Flip the Pharmacy” awardees.  These 20 “practice transformation teams” will participate in the two-year program aimed to “transform community-based pharmacies away from point-in-time, prescription-level care processes and business models to longitudinal and patient-level care processes and business models through the use of hands on coaching.” CPESN USA […]

HHS Announces “Safe” Drug Importation Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week that it and the FDA are publishing a Safe Importation Action Plan with two pathways for drug importation of certain drugs from foreign markets.  HHS Secretary Alex Azar stated that this “announcement outlines the pathways the Administration intends to explore to allow safe […]

National Pharmacy Organizations Address Pharmacist Well-Being Through Consensus Conference Recommendations

In response to rapid changes in pharmacy practice models and a changing and evolving health care system that impacting the well-being of the nation’s pharmacists, 85 individuals representing pharmacists and employers from across practice settings, schools and colleges of pharmacy, regulators, accreditors, and professional organizations have agreed to a set of 50 recommendations to address […]