News & Highlights
June 20, 2016
In a meeting on Friday, State Health Director Dr. Randall Williams stated SB734 would be signed into law at 1:00pm today and that at 2:00pm today pharmacists would be able to dispense Naloxone under the new statewide standing order.
March 9, 2016
June 16, 2016
SB734 Naloxone Standing Order Legislation passed in the Senate yesterday. Will be signed by Governor McCrory Monday at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Pharmacy and The Academy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy have partnered to build a continuing education program for pharmacists on the North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System (“CSRS”). The on-line CE module educates pharmacists on the process for activating CSRS access, the menu system for acquiring data in the CSRS, and, perhaps most importantly, provides a series of interactive case scenarios designed to guide pharmacists in the appropriate use of CSRS data in various practice settings. To access the program, which is available without cost to pharmacists, please click the link below and complete each section of the website. At the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to take a post-assessment test and claim one (1) hour of distance based CE credit. Link: https://learn.pharmacy.unc.edu/csrs/#/csrs_home.
2015 NCAP Annual Convention Awards
2016 Executive Committee and newly elected Board members
NCAP President’s Award
National Community Pharmacists Association Leadership Award
McKesson Leadership Award
Bowl of Hygeia Award
Don Blanton Award
ASHP Leadership Award
Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award
Community Care Pharmacist of the Year Award
Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award
Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award
Excellence in Innovation Award
President's Service Award
Fifty Plus Club
Preceptor of the Year Award
Campbell Preceptor of the Year Award
UNC Preceptor of the Year Award
Wingate APPE Preceptor of the Year Award & Wingate IPPE Preceptor of the Year Award
2015 NCAP Elections
NCAP has been blessed with a good group of candidates who desire to help lead NCAP.
NCAP President-Elect: Stefanie Ferreri
NCAP Board Member: Jamie Brown, Steve Kearney, Macary Marciniak
Chronic Care Chair-Elect: David Craig Phillips
Chronic Care Executive Committee: Rachel Benton, Elizabeth Wilson, Tasha Woodall
Community Care Chair-Elect: Erin Dalton
Community Care Executive Committee: Ashley Abode, Courtney Bradley, Andria Eker, Cortney Mospan
HealthSystem Chair-Elect: Kim Nealy
Health-System Executive Committee: Kira Harris, Jennie Hewitt, Kimberly Lewis
ASHP Delegate: Jennifer Buxton, Mary Parker
Provider Status for Pharmacists
Patrick Brown is attending the NCPA Legislative Conference. He plans to visit with our two Senators and encourage them to become sponsors of Senate Bill (S. 314) that will give Provider Status to pharmacists. Mollie Scott, a ProviderStatus Committee member shared the letter she sent to our Senators she encourgages you to cut and past it in to the contact site of their (web) pages. I encourage you to send a letter yourself to reinforce Patrick's visit. It would be nice to see our Senators join as cosponsors of (S. 314).
Pharmacists’ Roles on the Healthcare Team Are Expanding
Results released from the Pharmacy Workforce Center’s 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey indicate that pharmacists are performing more patient care activities in a variety of healthcare settings, and spending less time in the traditional dispensing role. The 2014 report also reveals that pharmacy has shifted toward a female-dominated profession, with more women than men serving as actively practicing pharmacists and in management positions. Read the full story. This story is encouraging as we see how the role of the pharmacist is really changing. As NCAP begins to ”rebrand” itself we will be looking for your input on how we can help advance NC Pharmacy Practice
New member benefit: You can now refinance or consolidate your pharmacy school loans at some of the lowest rates in the county. DRB’s customers have saved $20,200+ on average by refinancing to a lower rate with DRB.
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