Pharmacy Groups Unite to Fight PBMs in Landmark Supreme Court Case

Alexandria, VA (February 21, 2020) – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), along with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), announced today they will file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of a […]

NASPA and Upsher-Smith Honor 44 Pharmacists

The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC, and the state pharmacy associations are proud to honor the 44 pharmacists selected as Excellence in Innovation award winners in 2019.  All 40 winners, recognized for their outstanding contributions to the pharmacy profession, can be seen on the press release. “The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations […]

National and State Associations Submit Joint Comments to CMS on Scope of Practice

Last Friday, 47 state pharmacy associations and NASPA joined several national associations and state health-system pharmacy societies in submitting comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ request for input on Executive Order #13890, “Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors.” The signing organizations requested CMS include the following changes in agency regulations, […]

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 […]

Working with Wisconsin Pharmacists to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Allied Against Opioid Abuse spoke with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin recently to discuss how the organization is collaborating with pharmacists and partners statewide to improve patient care through the naloxone statewide standing order and academic detailing. In the interview, PSW staff remarked “Pharmacists are a patient’s most accessible healthcare professional and are able to […]