Orlando, Fla. Oct. 16, 2013 - The independent community pharmacist members of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today approved resolutions addressing a range of pharmacy issues and elected a slate of leaders for the upcoming year, during the House of Delegates session held in conjunction with NCPA's 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.
Mark Riley, RPh, was named NCPA President. Riley is currently Executive Vice President of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and owns East End Pharmacy in Little Rock, Ark. He is also one of the country's foremost experts on the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry, having served as a PBM executive, and has appeared on Capitol Hill numerous times as a subject matter expert on the complicated topic.
"We congratulate Mark on his appointment as President of NCPA," said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA. "Mark is a distinguished leader known and respected by many independent community pharmacists. We thank him for all of his previous service to NCPA and for taking on this position. NCPA members are fortunate to have a world-class assembly of community pharmacy owners and pharmacists serving as officers to lead their trade association."
NCPA members voted to approve the following resolutions for NCPA:
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