NPSC’s 250 members join NCPA

July 8, 2013

The 250 independent community pharmacies that comprise the Northeast Pharmacy Services Corporation, a New England regional pharmacy advocacy group, have joined the National Community Pharmacists Association.

The 250 independent community pharmacies that comprise the Northeast Pharmacy Services Corporation (NPSC),  a New England regional pharmacy advocacy group, have joined the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

“The commitment to join our organizations on behalf of our pharmacy owners strengthens the future of their businesses,” said Patricia Monaco, NPSC’s president, CEO, MBA. “NCPA has been expanding its impact in Washington, D.C. and growing its support for local efforts.  The synergy between our two organizations became obvious.”

B. Douglas Hoey, NCPA’s CEO, predicted the partnership would be mutually beneficial.

“NCPA prides itself on our tireless efforts on behalf of America’s independent community pharmacies and the patients they serve,” said Hoey, RPh, MBA. “Our effectiveness increases when more independent community pharmacy organizations, owners, and supporters officially join our ranks, which is why NPSC’s decision to come on board is so exciting. Their business model helps NPSC’s participating pharmacies be more competitive in the challenging marketplace. As a result, their patients receive better services.” 

Hoey added: “The challenges confronting independent community pharmacies are substantial and the best way to prevail and ultimately flourish is by uniting to advance our shared goals, which is clearly the case with NCPA and NPSC. Hopefully, other state and regional pharmacy groups will follow the recent example of NPSC by also becoming NCPA members.” 

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