NCPA Updates--March 2009


The National Community Pharmacists Association continues to offer educational opportunities for pharmacists, as well as seek their input on issues impacting the practice of pharmacy.

NCPA Members Forum Series—Stimulating Small Business

NCPA has reviewed the legislation so you don’t have to! Join us on April 1 at 1 PM (Eastern Standard Time) to learn about the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” the new public law (PL 111-5) that will have a significant impact on independent community retail pharmacy owners from both a patient care and business operations perspective. Hear from NCPA staff and guest speaker John H. Reamy, CPA, of the Birmingham, Alabama, accounting firm Boohaker, Schillaci and Company, P.C., to learn how the business and tax provisions of the law may affect your retail pharmacy. Reamy is CPA for a number of community pharmacies in the Birmingham area and is knowledgeable about how the provisions in the stimulus bill affect pharmacy owners.

This call is part of the new NCPA Members Forum, a members-only live discussion series on topics of interest to you as pharmacist and small business owner, provided to you by NCPA staff and relevant experts. NCPA is the only national independent pharmacy organization offering you unique benefits that help you improve your bottom line, understand regulatory requirements, and better serve your patients. To register for the call or for more information, please e-mail Valerie Briggs


Be Your Own Boss at the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, May 1-3

Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you have a desire to serve patients your way? Then register today for the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, May 1-3, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Discover the ins and outs of buying an existing pharmacy or even opening a new one. Learn how to navigate the loan process, choose a location, select a wholesaler and start your inventory, and so much more. Registration includes all meals, 2 nights’ lodging, tuition, and continuing education processing. Class size is limited to the first 75 paid registrants, so register early. To register or for more information, click here.

Baby Boomers Are Retiring—Are You Ready?

NCPA is conducting 3 Community Aging, Assisted Living and Long-Term Care (CAALLTC) programs this year. The first is April 24-26 in Richmond, Virginia.

The popular CAALLTC course differentiates itself by offering participants practical business and marketing tools to advance LTC pharmacy services in their communities. Surveyed participants indicated that within 12 months of attending the course, they were providing new prescription services to 25 to 400 new patients in adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. They also reported a 1% to 3% increase in profits annually. The 2009 sponsor breakout sessions will challenge LTC exhibitors to detail how their products distinguish purchasers from the competition and increase profits. Click here to register.

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