NCPA Updates--December 2008

Published Online: Thursday, December 11, 2008
PMIC Gives $250,000 Challenge Grant Pledge to NCPA Foundation
The NCPA Foundation is pleased to have received a $250,000 challenge grant pledge from Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company (PMIC) to support the foundation’s “Preserving the Legacy of Independent Pharmacy Campaign” to grow the Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition endowment to $1 million by 2012. At this level, the endowment fund will support the annual operating expenses of the competition in perpetuity and therefore sustain its long-term viability. For additional information or to make a donation to be matched by Pharmacists Mutual, visit 
Time Is Running Out—Don’t Delay!
January 31, 2009, is the deadline for your accreditation application. Not meeting this deadline means the accreditation organization pushes your survey to the end of the line. You then run the risk of not completing the accreditation process by the September 30, 2009, deadline. Network Accreditation Services Inc. (NASI), a PRS Pharmacy Services affiliate company, provides a complete, cost-effective Turn-Key Pharmacy Accreditation Program. Groups representing over 15,000 independent pharmacies have contracted with NASI to provide this incredible program to their members. Visit and click on Signup today!
2009 NCPA Calendar Program
There is still time to order 2009 NCPA custom calendars and pocket planners. These make great holiday gifts and are an ideal way to keep your name in front of your patients every day, every month, all year long.
If you ordered last year, our partner, ViMax Publishing and Marketing, can simply use your previously provided logo files to process your order sooner. For more information, please go online.

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