Pharmacists for Healthier Lives Encourages Immunization Education

The Pharmacists for Healthier Lives (PfHL) campaign has launched a new initiative aimed at educating the public about immunizations.  Especially important around back to school season, this campaign encourages everyone to get their vaccinations and learn the facts from their local pharmacist. “The new school year has once again put the issue of immunizations front […]

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 […]

Career – NCPA Positions Available

The National Community Pharmacists Association has several open positions: Associate Director, Education Programs Alexandria healthcare association (close to King Street Metro) is seeking experienced candidates for Associate Director of Education Programs. The position will be reporting to the Senior Director of Program Development. The candidate will be responsible for multiple activities as it relates to […]

CDC Releases 2019-20 Flu Vaccine Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its influenza vaccine recommendations last month in the August 23 edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This report reviews information about the upcoming influenza season, including: Outlining the available influenza vaccine products (Inactivated, recombinant, dosages, etc.) Changes and updates from the 2018-2019 seasons Specific group recommendations […]

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 […]

Illinois Governor Signs PBM Legislation

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation this week creating a regulatory framework for pharmacy benefit managers in the state.  HB 465 goes into effect January 1, 2020, and hopes to protect patients and increase access by: Requiring insurers to apply third-party payments, discounts, vouchers and co-pay cards to a deductible, the co-pay, or out-of-pocket maximum […]