Career – NCPA Position Available

The National Community Pharmacists Association is currently seeking a Senior Director of State Government Affairs. Responsible for executing the association’s state government affairs strategy, monitoring and analyzing state legislation and regulation that affects community pharmacy; developing model legislation and other resources on priority issues; building relationships with state policymakers and political organizations representing state elected […]

Career – NCPA Position Available

The National Community Pharmacists Association is seeking a Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Director of the Advocacy Center. This individual will represent the interests of community pharmacists before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies and state legislatures.  Valued position attributes include legislative and regulatory strategist; demonstrated lobbying effectiveness; successful development and implementation of state […]

Ernie Boyd Honored with Dargavel Medal for Leadership

Ernest Boyd, RPh, MBA, Executive Director of the Ohio Pharmacists Association has received the 2017 John W. Dargavel Medal from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation.  This award, sponsored by McKesson, “honors a person whose contributions on behalf of independent pharmacy embody the spirit of leadership and accomplishment personified by Dargavel, who was executive secretary of the National […]

NCPA Releases Statement on Study of Rural Pharmacies and Medicare Part B

The National Community Pharmacy Association CEO Doug Hoey has issued a statement following the release of the RUPRI Center for Rural Policy Analysis’ study “Issues Confronting Rural Pharmacies after a Decade of Medicare Part D:” “The RUPRI Center’s study offers a much-needed exploration of the challenges facing small pharmacies that participate in Medicare Part D. The […]

NCPA Releases Statement on New Medicare DIR Fee Analyis

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has released a statement in response to the newly released U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fact sheet, “Medicare Part D- Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) Fees.”  “As CMS explains and contrary to what Part D plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have previously asserted, DIR fees do not […]

NCPA on Community Pharmacy in 2017

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) recently released CEO Doug Hoey’s commentary on community pharmacy in 2017. As Hoey concluded, “[c]ommunity pharmacy is under tremendous economic pressure, but it also has opportunities due to its unique attributes. Community pharmacies are small business community economic powerhouses in an era where at least the rhetoric—if not the […]