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NCPA to be "loud voice for community pharmacy" at state and federal levels

By AHS | May 11, 2011

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Douglas Hoey



Soon after taking the reins at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, spoke with Drug Topics' Contributing Editor Christine Blank about his short-term and long-term objectives for NCPA. Hoey was named executive vice president and CEO of NCPA following the resignation of Kathleen Jaeger in early April. NCPA's acting executive vice president and CEO for most of 2010, Hoey also served as COO at NCPA from 2005 through 2010.



Before coming to NCPA, he spent 14 years working in community pharmacies that provided patients with home infusion, long-term-care co

Looking for a job in pharmacy?

By AHS | May 06, 2011

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Modernizing Medicaid pharmacy could save states $33 billion

By AHS | May 05, 2011

  A new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis shows that states and the federal government could save $33 billion in prescription medication costs by switching to models used by Medicare and other private payers.



“Drug therapies often substitute for more expensive and less effective surgical treatment and can reduce the need for hospitalization. Americans see their doctors more than 890 million times each year, and two-thirds of office visits to physicians result in prescription drug therapy,” said Devon M. Herrick, senior fellow with NCPA and an author of the report. “Even though they appear to provide be

Controlled substance disposal a natural for community pharmacies

By AHS | May 04, 2011

 



The Drug Enforcement Agency should consider community pharmacies as disposal locations for controlled substances, urged new comments submitted to Congress by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).



"Consumer surveys demonstrate that local pharmacies are the most convenient locations where consumers seek to return unused or expired medicines," said an NCPA statement submitted to a recent U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee. At present, pharmacists participating in NCPA's "Dispose My Meds" program are not allowed to take back controlled substances.



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Job Outlook for Pharmacist

By AHS | May 02, 2011

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The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has increased in past years due the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially for the growing elderly population. The number of pharmacists in healthcare services is also growing, as pharmacists become more actively involved in drug therapy decision-making for patients of all ages. There is good potential for advancement and competitive salaries within a pharmacy career. Those pharmacists who pursue additional graduate study and/or residency e





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