Results from Joint CDC Team-based Care Project Released

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) recently released a final report, along with a website and action step document, following a 2017 joint CDC team-based care project.  The project, Advancing Team-based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements, brought the health departments in seven states together with pharmacy partner teams. These states were tasked […]

National Pharmacy Organizations Launch New Campaign Emphasizing Value of Pharmacists

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), along with NASPA, the Georgia Pharmacy Association, and other pharmacy and healthcare organizations, has launched a new public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers about the invaluable contributions pharmacists make to their patients and to our nation’s healthcare system as a whole. The coalition of partner organizations, […]

DC Finalizes Regulations for Collaborative Practice Agreements

Pharmacists in DC are celebrating the finalization of regulations related to the city’s collaborative practice agreements.  While the initial law permitting CPAs was passed in 2012, regulations finalizing the law didn’t pass until August of this year. Washington DC Pharmacy Association (WDCPhA) President Andrew Gentles pointed out the advantage of the DC CPA in that […]

Pharmacists Help Coloradans Quit Smoking

Smokers in Colorado can now seek out their local pharmacist to help them quit.  Since the passage of legislation in 2016 allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraception and tobacco cessation products, and payment for services legislation that passed earlier this year, pharmacists are helping more and more patients quit. “Being able to provide an extra way […]

Allied Against Opioid Abuse Launches Pharmacy Toolkit

To help pharmacists engage and educate their patients about their rights, risks and responsibilities related to prescription opioids, NASPA and the state pharmacy associations worked with Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) on a toolkit. AAOA is a national education and awareness initiative, which NASPA has joined, to help prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription […]

WSPA, NCPA, and NACDS Applaud CMS Decision

The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) applaud the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to reject Washington State’s below-cost dispensing fees.  This decision should cause Washington State to increase its dispensing fees to cover pharmacies’ costs, and apply […]