Pharmacists Pushing for DIR Relief March 15, 2017 By Christine Blank Community pharmacists fight against financial pressure for their survival. Independent Pharmacies Tout Enhanced Services December 19, 2016 By Anthony Vecchione Independent community pharmacies have a new tool to help them promote the enhanced services that they provide their patients. The State of Independent Pharmacy November 11, 2016 By Anthony Vecchione Drug Topics Executive Editor Anthony Vecchione sat down with NCPA CEO Douglas Hoey to discuss the current state of independent community pharmacy and some of the pressing issues facing the profession. Industry study reveals mixed state of affairs for independent community pharmacists November 11, 2016 By Anthony Vecchione In 2015, the number of independent pharmacies declined along with prescription volume. Road trip! Visits with America’s thriving indie pharmacies August 08, 2016 How do independent pharmacies survive? The best way to find out is to ask them. How one pharmacy survived the Baltimore riots June 28, 2016 By Christine Blank Pharmacist Maisha McCoy will never forget those tense days in late April 2015, when rioting and looting were widespread throughout Baltimore. Pharmacy leader treks across America Bruce Kneeland is on the hunt for unique indie pharmacies across the country. NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Summit advocates for clarity around Rx drug pricing More than 300 pharmacists turned out to support H.R. 244, the “MAC Transparency Act," and H.R. 793, the “Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2015.” PBMs, wholesalers, and contracts 101 May 10, 2016 By Gary Ellis Independent pharmacists can benefit from negotiating their own contracts, but they've gotta keep their eye on the ball. Here are a few tips. Buying groups: A powerful resource for indie pharmacies April 10, 2016 They arose to give independent pharmacies buying clout with wholesalers. Now these groups have become full-service organizations with the tools and talent to support successful competition in a chain- and PBM-dominated world.