News & Highlights
January 18, 2017
CMS Encourages States to Expand Pharmacists’ Scope of Practice
In a guidance released on January 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages state Medicaid programs to consider expanding the ability of pharmacists to prescribe, modify, or monitor drug therapy to promote patient access to medically necessary and time-sensitive drugs. CMS notes that expanding pharmacists’ scope of practice allows states to facilitate timely access to medications and can help address priority public health issues. Click here
January 6, 2017
Chronice Care Practice Fourm Meeting
The Chronic Care Practice Forum Meeting registration is now open. The meeting will be held March 15-17, 2017, at the Sheraton Greensboro. Click here
to view the full program, register, and reserve your hotel room. This link also includes the Exhibitor Registration Form.
December 30, 2016
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! WNC Ambulatory Care Task Force
Our next meeting is going to be Wednesday, January 25th from 6-8p at Wingate Hendersonville Campus.
December 21, 2016
Giving is our favorite part of the season! Gift yourself with a trip to our SE Girls of Pharmacy Leadership Weekend, January 13-15, 2017 at Omni Grovepark Inn in Ashville, NC. Register between December 23rd and December 28th to receive $15 off your FULL Registration. Enter Promo Code “Spa2017”.
December 20, 2016
Visit SCPhA’s website for more information or to register.
December 13, 2016
November 17, 2016
SE Girls of Pharmacy Leadership Weekend
If you plan to attend Southeastern Girls of Pharmacy Leadership Weekend, & register between Nov 23 & Nov 28, you will receive $15 off your FULL registration! It’s our way of celebrating Black Friday! Enter Promo Code “Save2016” Visit SCPhA’s website for more information or to register: http://www.scrx.org/se-girls-of-pharmacy.
November 15, 2016
2017 Board of Director Bios
November 9, 2016
Awards Presented at 2016 Convention:
NCAP President’s Award – Stephen Eckel
Bowl of Hygeia – Joseph Moose
Excellence in Innovation Award – Courtenay Wilson
Don Blanton Award – Trista Pfeiffenberger
Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award – Davie Waggett
Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award – Jennifer Wilson
NCPA Leadership Award – Stefanie Ferreri
McKesson Leadership Award – Stefanie Ferreri
ASHP Leadership Award – Susan Bear
Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award – Jackie Roh
Community Care Pharmacist of the Year – Michael Scott Smith
President’s Service Award – Keith Elmore, Jimmy Jackson and Mickey Watts
Fifty Plus Club: The following were inducted
James Gordon Blount, Edenton
Robert Lee Carr, Rose Hill
Fred Allen Connelly, Black Mountain
Roger Mahler Crane, Elizabeth City
Joseph Arnold Creech, Selma
Nancy Habrat Fagg, Charlotte
Ronald Michael Geer, Charlotte
Johnny Harold King, Greensboro
Thomas Theophilous Lilly, Jr., Beaufort
Ronald Hugh Small, Advance
Marsha Barrow Tucker, Goldsboro
Campbell University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Preceptor of the Year - Rebecca Chater
Preceptor of the Year - Brian Jenkins
High Point University, Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy
Community Partner of the Year – Deep River Drug, High Point
UNC, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Health-System Preceptor of the Year – Ian Hollis
Community Preceptor of the Year – Amy Sauls
Wingate University, School of Pharmacy
IPPE Preceptor of the Year – Gene Merritt
APPE Preceptor of the Year – Robert Smith
November 7, 2016
Congratulations to the winners at NCAP's 2016 Annual Convention
Randy Spainhour and Brianna Luft won a free one year membership.
Joel Bibby won a free meeting registration for any NCAP meeting in 2017.
October 12, 2016
2016 PRACTICE FORUM ELECTIONS RESULTS
Chair-Elect: Jason Moss
Executive Committee: Eric Hulin
Chair-Elect: Cortney Mospan
Executive Committee: Anna Armstrong
Chair-Elect: Kira Harris
Executive Committee: Kamaria Brown
ASHP Delegate: Jacqueline Olin
July 14, 2016
1) Community Pharmacy Impact Census
Pharmacy owners: Add your value to the story. Complete the Community Pharmacy Impact Survey to show your impact.The Census asks about services you provide in your pharmacy. It also asks about how you, your employees, and your business contribute to the health of your community. NCPA is seeking one completed Census per pharmacy location. If you own multiple pharmacies, please complete a Census for each location.
2) Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp – Ready to Start Working on Your Pharmacy's Growth? New NCPA Program Aug. 12-13, 2016.
Changes in health care delivery and payment have created important new opportunities for independent pharmacies. Shortages of primary care physicians and new interest in value-based networks have put pharmacy owners in a strong position to expand their pharmacies into profitable health care destinations. Get the tools you need to plan, execute, and thrive at NCPA’s new peer-to-peer Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp Aug. 12-13 in Alexandria, Va. Pharmacy owners like you will show you new revenue opportunities, business calculators for clinical services, solutions for documenting encounters, branding tips, and much more. Take your pharmacy to the next level at this high-energy program. Register now on the NCPA website or by calling 1-800-544-7447.
3) Front-end Marketplace – NCPA’s Front-End Marketplace Offers Unique Products and Free Samples
NCPA’s website frontendmarketplace.com is your front-end connection to products that help you stand out from the competition. From skin care to pet care to snacks and more, you will find the kind of niche products that your customers are looking for and most of which you cannot find through your drug wholesaler. A number of Front-End Marketplace vendors are offering you a chance to try out their products to see if they would be a right fit for your pharmacy. Don’t pass up this opportunity to sample the unique goods offered through Front-End Marketplace – we’re sure you’ll find the products to be welcome additions to your front end. Try some free samples today.
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.
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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Immunization Update: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know