DECEMBER 01, 2006

AmerisourceBergen is showing its support for the Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action (CCPA) by assisting in the group's activities.

"AmerisourceBergen understands the crucial role that the community pharmacist plays in the health care delivery system in the United States. Noncompliance studies document that simply prescribing and dispensing the right medication is not enough. Patients need help managing and adhering to their drug regimens, and nobody does it better than the community pharmacist," said Dave Neu, senior vice president, retail sales and marketing for the company.

Recent measures by the federal government have pressured community pharmacy. The company's backing will help CCPA in its work to ensure that patients will continue to be served by community pharmacists, coalition officials said.

CCPA is an alliance between the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), which together represent more than 55,000 community pharmacies. CCPA leverages the support, effort, and infrastructure of NACDS and NCPA while engaging community pharmacy to participate in and advocate on issues affecting the industry.